File sharing with MLDonkey and KMLDonkey

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Article from Issue 53/2005
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The multi-network MLDonkey client gives users access to all the major file sharing networks. We’ll show you how to set up MLDonkey and how you can control the MLDonkey client with a KDE front end called KMLDonkey.

Peer-to-peer file-sharing is one of the most controversial applications of our times. Users who put their complete CD collections on their hard disks, and invite other users to download them, have drawn the scrutiny of the music and movie industries. But when file sharing is used legally, it is an excellent way of making files available without the need for purchasing remote web space. Some of the more prominent examples of file sharing networks are Morpheus, Gnutella, BitTorrent, and Donkey/eMule. Recent clients that can handle multiple peer-to-peer networks and give users more intuitive access. One such client is MLDonkey.

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