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Version 0.03
September 2004
    


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Introduction

The way to go when you don't know how to search, or when you want to search some private paths of the web... :-)
I wont comment on the following programs, note that, as usual on the web, the simple fact that you know the names of these applications will give you a 'competitive advantage' vis--vis less competent searchers, hehe :-)

Note also how easy it is -through these names- to find sites discussing their relative advantages, for instance bearshare napster lime wire...
or, even better:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_qdr=all&q=bearshare+napster+lime+wire+%2Badvantage*
or
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_qdr=all&q=bearshare+napster+limewire+%2Bcomparison
as ~Veliti~ proposed, or also: +"better than Napster" OR +"better than bearshare"
This said, you should never forget that most 'file sharing' appz do actively "phone home" all your data and searches...    bearshare napster limewire +spyware

so make sure your equipped to deal with these minor annoyances.


P2P Search Engines

Edonkey Search Engines

[Jigle] | [FileDonkey] | [Acoon.de]

Gnutella

[Bitzi]

Multiple

[HASH]


Jigle.com

FileType: Ext: Size: Words

Avail: Sort: by: Show:


FileDonkey.com


Acoon.de

Returns results for both web and edonkey in the same query.


Bitzi.com

Banner infested, load up anti ad tools before visting.


HASH Search Engine

Searchs both Kazaa and edonkey. No convenient form as the site is using dynamically served PHP session IDs.


P2P Clients

A short list of alternative clients.

Name
Platform
License
Comment
Windows

Freeware (GPL)

Open source direct connect client. Has been known to have malware in the past if users didn't upgrade ancient versions.
Windows
Freeware (GPL)
Open source edonkey client. Banned on a lot of edonkey hubs for sharing hubs with other users (annoys private hub owners).
Windows/Linux/OSX
Freeware (MIT)
A tool designed to distribute large files over slow networks. Drawbacks or maybe enhancements to some people is that you have to search the web to find shared files.
Anything with a java interpreter.
Freeware
A p2p tool for sharing legal music, many bootlegs of well known bands can be found here.
Windows
Freeware
Version of kazaa using fake DLLs to remove the spyware, also has other enhancements.
GNU/Linux and UNIX Variants
Freeware (GPL)
Direct connect library and QT/KDE GUI frontend. Other frontends to the lib for GTK can be found on freshmeat.net.
All major platforms.
Freeware (GPL)
Multiple networks client, banned in a LOT of places.

P2P Resources

Resources tend to come and go in the quicksand world of p2p. These are some of the more stable sites out there.

 

ZeroPaid - File Sharing Portal

Slyck - File Sharing Portal

Unite The Cows - File Sharing & Backup Portal


P2P Tools

Mainly directed towards protection.

Name Platform License Comment
Windows
Freeware
Powerful firewall which, disallows any network activity at the application level stopping all spyware or other nasties unless you specifically allow them out.
Windows
Freeware
Searches for spyware on your system in disk/registry/etc for spyware, sadly not getting updated much these days.
Windows
Freeware
Collection of fake spyware DLLs to replace the real ones with and keep apps working.
Windows
Freeware
Anti Spyware tool, similar to ad aware.

Essays

Additions

File searching, P2P (25/03/03 20:25:19)
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