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post #41 of 76
why DC ? is this app so good ?

I just love Carracho. Find everything you want in a short time and all for the mac. ha!
post #42 of 76
Not only is it good, but it's Cocoa.
post #43 of 76
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!! DEfiant it really is a great app... I hit the 130k a second barrier!!! !!! it was awesome... large files downloaded at the max of 15 mins each.... EVERYONE TRY THIS PROGRAM!! you'll never wanna turn back to Limewire or any other Gneutela crap that exists..... trust me.... DC is a keeper...
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post #44 of 76
I tried it the other day and it really does seem great.
post #45 of 76
DC just caused me to run out of room on my computer...

i had 3 gigs going into christmas...

in the span of one night i was at 500 MB (i deleted stff, so now im up to 1 gig...)

all MP3s.... best program out there... better then, dare I say it?, HOTLINE AND CARRACHO... why you ask?

YOU DONT HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH HOOPS TO GET ACCESS TO SERVERS

YOU HAVE ACCESS TO EVERYONES FILES THAT ARE ON THE HUB

both are missing from H/l C...

all and all I'm happy with it... now if i could only get it to work up at school (well maybe this is a good thing that it doesn't work at school ...)
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post #46 of 76
i can't get this thing to work very well for me. for some reason, even though i've had various folders in different locations assigned as shared, i always show up as with 0 shared files and my file discription defaults to "fdesc". anyone else have this problem?
post #47 of 76
Hello all. I'm new to the mac, and just downloaded dc. I am able to share and download files, but it seems pretty slow - usually no more than 10-15 kb/s. Is this normal? Is there any way to manipulate the prefs to increase download speeds?

Also, is there any way to search more than one hub at once for particular item? It seems tedious to move from hub to hub in search of something.

Thanks in advance.
Cheers,
Jason
post #48 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by Miles:
<strong>
I am able to share and download files, but it seems pretty slow - usually no more than 10-15 kb/s. Is this normal?</strong><hr></blockquote>

This totally depends on whom you connect to. If I use our on-campus hub, I constantly get download rates of 5MB/s and up, but obviously if I go to a public hub and download from someone on dialup or ADSL, it get's much slower. DC itself does not cap the download speed (and also has rather reasonable CPU usage, unlike DCGUI).


[quote]<strong>Also, is there any way to search more than one hub at once for particular item? It seems tedious to move from hub to hub in search of something.</strong><hr></blockquote>

If you do a search in DC, it will go be performed on all the hubs you're connected to at that time.

Bye,
RazzFazz
post #49 of 76
Where is it I can get Direct Connect?

Thanks

Dale Mox
post #50 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by Dale Mox:
<strong>Where is it I can get Direct Connect?

Thanks

Dale Mox</strong><hr></blockquote>

<a href="http://www.neo-modus.com" target="_blank">www.neo-modus.com</a>
post #51 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by Proud iBook Owner 2k2:
<strong>yep!! isnt it great? Finally the greatest Peer2peer program has released for the Mac!!!

Im downloading sh*t now as i post this. I got it this morning. Ive already sent an email to author with feature requests for future releases. lol.

Have fun u guys....

Later,
PiBO2k2</strong><hr></blockquote>

Feature requests?? You DO realize this has been the first release of ANYTHING in 9 months or more from Neo-Modus. The ONLY release of DC was up to 1.0 and then a security fix to 1.025. After that Neo-Modus went practically silent. This isn't a project like anything that you're used to. He's supposedly working on a linux and BeOS version as well. Look for that in another 5 months I bet. If you want added features then I would be prepared to wait a year or so before you get them.
post #52 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by Paul:
<strong>DC just caused me to run out of room on my computer...

i had 3 gigs going into christmas...

in the span of one night i was at 500 MB (i deleted stff, so now im up to 1 gig...)

all MP3s.... best program out there... better then, dare I say it?, HOTLINE AND CARRACHO... why you ask?

YOU DONT HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH HOOPS TO GET ACCESS TO SERVERS

YOU HAVE ACCESS TO EVERYONES FILES THAT ARE ON THE HUB

both are missing from H/l C...

all and all I'm happy with it... now if i could only get it to work up at school (well maybe this is a good thing that it doesn't work at school ...)</strong><hr></blockquote>


If you like DC so much then you should try IRC. Almost everything that hits DC comes from people that got it from IRC or newsgroups.
post #53 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by Defiant:
<strong>why DC ? is this app so good ?

I just love Carracho. Find everything you want in a short time and all for the mac. ha!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Hotline and Carracho are the crappiest programs. The only way to get anything with these programs is if you know someone who has a private server or such. The same can be said about FTP. So you're going to say that FTP is better just because you know a lot of FTP servers that you can get stuff from? Just because it works for you doesn't mean that everyone else wants to put forth the effort to get 'connections' and be 'in the know' about where to get things.
post #54 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>Hopefully the OSX client will get better and more stable. I'm sure it would help the cause if you guys were to download it and send feedback (bug reports) to Neo Modus.

The JavaDC project died because of lack of interest I'd imagine.

And we definitely need to get an AI hub going. If someone who has good bandwidth (I think it's a constant 30+kb/sec requirement) and windows/linux knowledge would drop me an e-mail maybe we can get something together.</strong><hr></blockquote>


JavaDC came from the ashes of a Visual Basic client. I knew the guys that worked on it and one was a complete asshole. He did unleashed a friend of his on a hub I was hosting to crash it. The other one was never online very much after a while.
post #55 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by torifile:
<strong>

How the fvck did you get it to search/download? I wanna try it out, but I can't DO anything </strong><hr></blockquote>

If you can connect to servers, but your searches turn up nothing even for common searches, then you should use passive mode.
post #56 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:
<strong>I know you've got a nice mp3 collection to share. It must get you into those 40GB and above clubs.</strong><hr></blockquote>

In my hey-day I used to get into the 100GB+ clubs. LOL. All those Swedish warez hubs. For a while the TropiCo and KingSize groups were fighting with each other. KingSize kept complaining that TropiCo dudes were hacking them to crash their hubs.
post #57 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by trailmaster308:
<strong>DC died on me twice last night for no reason. I was only d/l one thing. Wish it was more stable. Other than that it rocks for content.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Even the Windows version isn't too stable. You can't leave it running for more than a few days without needing to restart windows because DC is eating all the memory. That's what John Hess gets for programming a P2P program in Visual Basic. Heh.
post #58 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:
<strong>My IP keeps getting banned. They're giving me unsupported reasons like "one is enough" after telling me to download as much as I want. </strong><hr></blockquote>

'One is enough' could mean a few things. First, it could mean that you are downloading more than one thing from one person at a time. A lot of people don't like you leeching from them like that. Only download one thing from any one person at a time. You can queue momre than one thing on them, but I don't havea more than one active download connection to s single user a the same time. Second, it could also mean that you are somehow joining the hub twice ( called 'cloning' ).
post #59 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by torifile:
<strong>Well, I connected my ti to my cable modem directly and switched to active mode and it works. More porn than you can shake a stick at (bad pun). Not too bad. Found some stuff I've been looking for for a while (no, not porn. all that is the same, nothing in particular to *look* for there.) Now, why can't I get it to work through airport, I wonder....</strong><hr></blockquote>

Did you try passive mode over airport? Connecting to your cable modem directly means that you are eliminating the airport router. The airport router acts like a firewall. You either have to setup your TiBook as the DMZ host or you have to figure out which ports to route through the router to your TiBook ( 411 and 412 ... I *think* ) if you want to use Active Mode. Otherwise you *will* need to use passive mode.
post #60 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by pyr3:
<strong>

'One is enough' could mean a few things. First, it could mean that you are downloading more than one thing from one person at a time. A lot of people don't like you leeching from them like that. Only download one thing from any one person at a time. You can queue momre than one thing on them, but I don't havea more than one active download connection to s single user a the same time. Second, it could also mean that you are somehow joining the hub twice ( called 'cloning' ).</strong><hr></blockquote>

Perhaps. I just avoid places like that since I only have 30GB of HD space anyway. This is cold, hard file sharing, not some ****ing fuzzy piracy club. At least some hubs feel the other way.
post #61 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:
<strong>

Perhaps. I just avoid places like that since I only have 30GB of HD space anyway. This is cold, hard file sharing, not some ****ing fuzzy piracy club. At least some hubs feel the other way.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, it's *their* hub since *they* own the computer and connection it runs on so they can make it a fuzzy piracy club if they want to. No one is forcing you to go there at knife-point, and if somone is ... they have issues to say the least.
post #62 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by pyr3:
<strong>
or you have to figure out which ports to route through the router to your TiBook ( 411 and 412 ... I *think* )</strong><hr></blockquote>

411 is the default hub port, and the default data port for NMDC and most other clients (the exceptioon being DC++ &gt;= 2.0, I think). If you have SSH access to a machine with a public IP, you can create tunnels for these ports to get DC working from behind a firewall / NAT.

Bye,
RazzFazz
post #63 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by RazzFazz:
<strong>

411 is the default hub port, and the default data port for NMDC and most other clients (the exceptioon being DC++ &gt;= 2.0, I think). If you have SSH access to a machine with a public IP, you can create tunnels for these ports to get DC working from behind a firewall / NAT.

Bye,
RazzFazz</strong><hr></blockquote>

If I remember correctly 412 is the default hub port. And for some reason you need 411 as well. I recall that there are two ports you need to route because just routing the default hub port isn't enough. I remember trying that in windows and needed to route two ports.
post #64 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by pyr3:
<strong>

If I remember correctly 412 is the default hub port. And for some reason you need 411 as well. I recall that there are two ports you need to route because just routing the default hub port isn't enough. I remember trying that in windows and needed to route two ports.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, I happen to run a hub myself, so I guess I should know. 411 definitely is the default hub port (and the only port the hub itself needs, unless you want to do remote admin). According to the FAQ on Neo-Modus.com, it seems like DC does really use port 412 for the data connection by default (at least for the PC version, not sure if the FAQ has been updated to include the Mac client). 1412 seems to only apply to DC++. So if you're using the Mac client, you should allow connections to ports 411 and 412. I think you have to do this for both TCP and UDP.

Bye,
RazzFazz
post #65 of 76
what can I do to see what ports my school blocks

airport?

any potential workaround for either?

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post #66 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by Paul:
<strong>what can I do to see what ports my school blocks

airport?

any potential workaround for either?

</strong><hr></blockquote>

You can circumvent most blocks by just telling DC to use a non-standard port (i.e. not 412), and connecting to servers on non-standard ports (i.e. not 411). As for Airport, just try setting your connection mode to passive. For active mode, you'd need to either create SSH tunnels to an external machine, or enable port forwarding for NAT.

Bye,
RazzFazz
post #67 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by RazzFazz:
<strong>

Well, I happen to run a hub myself, so I guess I should know. 411 definitely is the default hub port (and the only port the hub itself needs, unless you want to do remote admin). According to the FAQ on Neo-Modus.com, it seems like DC does really use port 412 for the data connection by default (at least for the PC version, not sure if the FAQ has been updated to include the Mac client). 1412 seems to only apply to DC++. So if you're using the Mac client, you should allow connections to ports 411 and 412. I think you have to do this for both TCP and UDP.

Bye,
RazzFazz</strong><hr></blockquote>


I ran a hub a while ago too and I thought it was 412, but I never ran it on the standard port I ran it on port 666 so that's prolly why my memory is flakey.

[ 01-05-2003: Message edited by: pyr3 ]</p>
post #68 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by RazzFazz:
<strong>

You can circumvent most blocks by just telling DC to use a non-standard port (i.e. not 412), and connecting to servers on non-standard ports (i.e. not 411). As for Airport, just try setting your connection mode to passive. For active mode, you'd need to either create SSH tunnels to an external machine, or enable port forwarding for NAT.

Bye,
RazzFazz</strong><hr></blockquote>

If he's using the airport basestation hooked to his internet, isn't that a NAT? Or does Apple exclude port forwarding as an option? I don't know anyone with a basestation from Apple so I don't know any of the specifics.
post #69 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by pyr3:
<strong>
If he's using the airport basestation hooked to his internet, isn't that a NAT? Or does Apple exclude port forwarding as an option? I don't know anyone with a basestation from Apple so I don't know any of the specifics.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Neither do I, but if the ABS hands out private IPs (i.e. 10.x.x.x or 192.168.x.x) then it is NAT. Still, that doesn't mean it supports port forwarding - no idea how configurable that thing is.

Bye,
RazzFazz
post #70 of 76
Yawn....call me when it works over Airport. This is buggy betaware.
post #71 of 76
I just wanna be able to mass-select and connect to multiple servers at the same time

I hate having to connect, re-open the window, connect, re-open window, connect, etc to get any decent listing of files . . .
=/
post #72 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by mrmister:
<strong>Yawn....call me when it works over Airport. This is buggy betaware.</strong><hr></blockquote>It's been working perfectly for me with airport. I'm downloading The Two Towers right now.
post #73 of 76
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heh u guys are having more trouble than Windows users of DC... Isnt it great though? Its the only source for copied PSX/PS2/Xbox etc... I love this app... a new version released. version 1.0.1. I have it and it runs like a dream.
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post #74 of 76
[quote]Originally posted by Proud iBook Owner 2k2:
<strong>heh u guys are having more trouble than Windows users of DC... Isnt it great though? Its the only source for copied PSX/PS2/Xbox etc... I love this app... a new version released. version 1.0.1. I have it and it runs like a dream.</strong><hr></blockquote>
it sounds like you're a great fan of this product, so I guess it must have at least some merit. In another topic you said it wasnt really a Hotline clone but a real P2P product. However I am using right now and the only difference I see is with Hotline is that you can search across multiple hubs at the same time. However it is a major pain to find hubs that you can actually use (most disconnect you after 5 seconds b/c you're not sharing enough data and the such).
post #75 of 76
Look at what UNIX has done to us. Port forwarding? Yes I know NAT=Network Address Translation. But I have a question:

I'm at U. RI. They SEVERELY cap all P2P ports to below a k/sec. Basically it's impossible. So is their anyway around this? If I'm on an iBook connected via regular Ethernet cables (just a regular cat5) how do I go about "port forwarding"? And would I get in trouble? I certainly don't want to get in trouble with the Windoid cronies but I'm paying serious money, and part of it goes to my Internet access, damnit.

On IRC: what the hell!!! It is SOOOO hard to understand all the retarded lingo. Is there a guide about downloading on IRC?
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post #76 of 76
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Aqua i dunno about a guide to downloading things offa IRC but what I wanna ask is: those of you who use DC, what do you download? Me personally I download select Playstation games, and episodes of different animes. If I had more room I'd go ahead and download ( and keep in my share) a TON of Hi Quality DiVx Movies. I have several movies on DVD that I would be willing to contribute, that is if I had the space. As it stands I only have 1.66 GB free on my HD at the moment. Even if I clean off some stuff I still wont have enough for what I want. I'm dreaming on getting an external FireWire pocket drive from La Cie, or such companies. THEN I could download anything and everything and keep it in my share for others to enjoy. Just as a side note I'm also repairing my permissions. Hopefully that'll help me run smoother.

Anywho, I'm waiting to hear from you guys.

Take care,
PiBO2k2

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If you're ever on DC please feel free to PM me at ProudiBookOwner. These are the hubs I'm in the most often:

Console Paradise: console.no-ip.biz

MKBO Anime Hub #2: mkbohubtwo.dyndns.org

Anime Market: animemarket.no-ip.com

Anime Market Gold: animemarketgold.no-ip.com

Technically I shouldn't be in AMG because of my low share but... their scripts have a glitch so... heh

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