01-21-2006, 02:09 AM #1
whats the best software?
01-21-2006, 02:20 AM #2
don't know what the best is but i use limewire
01-21-2006, 04:44 AM #3
The same here. Some will say DC++...
01-21-2006, 10:53 AM #4
I use Limewire and Ares.
01-21-2006, 10:55 AM #5
limewire here too...
01-21-2006, 10:55 AM #6Originally Posted by MatrixGuy
01-21-2006, 11:04 AM #7
01-21-2006, 11:04 AM #8Originally Posted by tiger909
I have used most other p2p as well as this but this is by far the best.
Originally Posted by tiger909
Don't download any p2p apps from download.com or other cnet type download sites, use the official program site to ensure they're malware/spyware/adware free.
I have including links to guides and named popular and/or clean client names. All of the clients mentioned are mostly spyware and adware free (the programs should let you not install any spyware or adware).
Bit Torrent — See below for clients and guides, search for them on google unless the guides at the end already provide links.
If you are behind a NAT Firewall use Azureus or BitTornado (BitComet is a litle slower with a NAT Firewall than the previous two clients) or some other popular client should do fine. You can get everything from Bit Torrent. The most popular files are movies, TV shows, music and software. I mainly use it for movies, TV shows, software and sometimes if I want to get a music album really quickly. It also has anime, eBooks, comics, documentry videos or audio and even full Linux distros. ( http://slyck.com/bt.php <- Bit Torrent Quick Guide)
Bit Torrent FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions): http://dessent.net/btfaq/ <- More advanced BT Guide, read it before asking questions in here on how to use BT.
Specific BitTorrent client guides:
I'm not a very big fan of Bitcomet . But use it if you must. Or if you have a really slow computer and hate Java. If you are behind a NAT use Azureus or Bit Tornado.
To get torrents I recommend http://www.torrentspy.com to start off
if it doesn't work try http://isohunt.com otherwise goto the front page of http://www.p2pforums.com , scroll down a bit till you see on the right "Top 10 Torrent Sites", try these out. Some you may need to sign-up for. Use a gmail account or something. If it doesn't support hotmail, I may be able to provide you with a gmail account. I'm pretty sure I have quite a few invites left. Gmail is great for sign-ups so you don't get spam on your usual ISP mail inbox.
eMule ( http://www.emule-project.net )
It took me a long time to start to use this regulary because of the slow download speeds I was getting. So what I do is run Azureus and eMule at the same time. You can get the same stuff on eMule that you can on Bit Torrent but more of it. I'd recommend it for obscure movies and old tv shows, hard to get software and maybe some music.
( http://slyck.com/edonkey2k.php <- eMule guide, eMule uses the eDonkey2000 network)
KCeasy ( http://kceasy.com/ )
Is an opensource program for windows which connects to 3 networks Gnutella (the same network as BearShare, Limewire, etc), OpenFT (an experimental network still in development with a few thousand users but worth checking out) and Warez (Ares is the most popular and spyware/adware free client for this network, but get the lite version (it doesn't have any spyware/adware filled 3rd-party software in the installer) if you don't want to use KCeasy and just want the Ares (Warez network). Ares (or Warez) is slowly becoming the next Kazaa-like network, but it's not plagued by fakes, viruses and other shitware like Kazaa (or the FastTrack network) is, so it's quite safe to use for now. KCeasy lets you connect to all three of these networks at the same time.
( http://kceasy.com/docs/ <- this page contains a detailed guide and even a FAQ, here are the forums which probably have support as well: http://kceasy.com/phpBB2/)
Ares ( http://www.aresgalaxy.org/ )
As mentioned above this is the Ares-only client if you don't like KCeasy's Ares support.
( http://slyck.com/ares.php <- Ares guide, Ares support from the official homepage: http://www.aresgalaxy.org/support.html)
Soulseek ( http://www.slsknet.org )
Best client and network for obscure and sometimes even popular music. I love the Soulseek network. I break my "don't pay for p2p" rule with this client. I donate $5 U.S. in order to get privileges so I go right up pretty much to the top of the queue and can download stuff faster than people who are still waiting in the queue and haven't paid $5 U.S.
( http://slyck.com/ss.php <- Soulseek guide)
WinMX ( http://www.winmx.com ) (WinMX Guide: http://slyck.com/winmx.php)
Another good music client but best for popular music. No privileges thing like Soulseek but the client and GUI's layout is a lot better than Soulseek's. But I still prefer Soulseek's network to WinMX's. Although the WinMX network has more files than just music and if you go to servers you can connect to heaps of OpenNap servers (OpenNapster, open meaning free in the digital world and beyond Napster's control). If you do decide to connect to OpenNap servers, please be considerate and don't try hammering them all, WinMX has been shown to be hard on these servers in the past. ( http://slyck.com/winmx.php <- WinMX guide)
Like WinMX but WinMX deals with many file types, Piolet only deals with audio files. Well worth using if you can't find what you want on Soulseek or WinMX, you just may find it on here. I found a song from the 80's ages ago on here that I couldn't get anywhere else. ( http://slyck.com/mp2p.php <- Piolet guide, mp2p is the network Piolet uses)
You're quite aware of this network if you've used BearShare. I suggest if you want to stick with this network you use KCeasy or perhaps Shareaza (which also can download torrents from Bit Torrent and connect to the eDonkey2000 network, it was also the developer of Gnutella2 which many of the other Gnutella developers didn't like, so there was a bit of in-fighting between them. Limewire is supposed to be good, but I think it either contains spy-ware or adware (I'm not sure, can someone correct me on this please?). Otherwise I think another good client would be Xolox. ( http://slyck.com/gnutella.php <- Gnutella guide, plus here's some more useful sites: http://www.gnutellaforums.com/ , http://www.gnutellanews.com/ , http://www.gnutella.com/ , see the developers get mad at each other or just talk geek: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/the_gdf/)
DirectConnect ( http://slyck.com/dc.php - just visit the link to learn more)
It's like OpenNap according to that page. You connect to single servers called hubs but can't search the files on all of them like with eMule, you can only search the hubs you are connected to at the time. It's worth a shot if you're bored one day. The most popular client to use is DC++ , it's open source which is always a good sign. Then there's the official client DirectConnect. Here's our DC++ p2pforums.com guide written by Skittles Goddess: http://www.p2pforums.com/portal.php?guide=4500
Overnet ( http://www.overnet.com/ )
A different implementation of eDonkey2000, consider it eDonkey's child. They are trying to make it better and more de-centralised, which is good for safety so it can't get shut down easily. Stick with eMule for now until Overnet matures some more. If you do want to give it a go here's the guide:
( http://slyck.com/overnet.php <- OverNet guide, make sure you de-select the installation of the 3rd-party crapware, see here: http://slyck.com/pics/edonkey_setup.gif)
IRC ( http://www.mirc.co.uk )
A great chat program which connects to many IRC networks (or p2pforums.com chat channel is on irc.respectp2p.org port 6667 channel #P2PForums.com) where you can enter many rooms and talk to people all around the world. You can also use it to trade files. Check out the p2pforums.com guide written by ToM here: http://www.p2pforums.com/portal.php?guide=3565
IRC is like one of the forefathers of file-sharing. Here's slyck.com's guide as well: http://slyck.com/irc.php
I'm not going to even mention FastTrack. FastTrack is dead. It's full of fake files, worms, viruses and other bad crap.
IF you must use it, use Kazaa Lite Tools K++ or whatever it's called now. I used to use it religiously, but Bit Torrent files is the game for me. Plus, how many other file sharing networks there are up above this closing paragraph? Surely you can find what you want on the various other p2p apps then just crap FastTrack (KazBar , with really bad beer!).
Last edited by S.P.G; 01-21-2006 at 11:15 AM.
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01-21-2006, 11:39 AM #10
limewire is my fav peer to peer
01-22-2006, 08:58 AM #11Originally Posted by decadbal
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