Do all p2p protocols require a list of addresses to connect to more peers? Where to find them?
I'm using mldonkey which supports many p2p protocols. For the edonkey protocol it required a `server.met.gz` file to connect to more servers. Do I need something like that for the rest of the netwroks? overnet, kademlia, bittorrent, opennap, soulseek, gnutella, gnutella2, fasttrack, directconnect, fileTP.

libby: a simple CLI tool to quickly download books from libgen (Library Genesis)
libby scrapes Library Genesis with curl and pup and gives you a list of downloads with fzf. I made this because I felt the alternatives were too slow. Feel free to add issues/feature requests/PRs! The tool is available on the AUR as libby-git. [GitHub]( [Source](

Master piece or train wreck. People seem to be split on if it was good or not

How can I find the equivalent emule hash for a bittorrent file?
I'm downloading a torrent with many files and it's been at 99.7% for a few months. I would like to know how to search on emule for the same files? I've thought maybe I can get the hash for a file in qbittorrent but I couldn't and even if I had it, there isn't a database with all the hashes for a file so I couldn't find the emule hash with the bittorrent one.

Download connection to was lost. How to get more connections on Envy?
On [Envy]( with the default settings and DC++ connection enabled, I've only got 2 G2 hubs, 3 G1 peers, and 1 DC++ hubs after 30 minutes. Only 6 neighbors in total. Is this normal? How do I get more connections? Specially on eDonkey where it hasn't achieved a single connection. And clicking on `Update eDonkey server list from the web. (.MET file)` gives a `Download connection to was lost` error. Does anyone know a way of editing this `.MET` file manually?

Where is the true succesor to eMule?
::: spoiler Where is the true succesor to eMule? Most of you will say that the succesor to eMule is BitTorrent as it is the most widely used P2P network today, but there are some things that BitTorrent lacks and eMule provides. The most notorious for me are the following: Built-in network-wide search Easy sharing Unique links Maybe you don't consider this features important, but the fact is that with the approach BitTorrent takes, we are highly dependent on central points that make the network vulnerable. With BitTorrent we depend on trackers and link listing websites to share content. A torrent client is useless on its own if we don't have a link listing site to get torrents or magnet-links from. On the other side, with the built-in search eMule provides, one can start downloading without the need for a website to take links from. Easy sharing is also very important, because it provides more peers to download files from. This is specially important on rare files, because with torrents the seeds to download a file can become scattered between different torrents and there can be 5 different torrents seeding the same data, yet they don't share peers. It is clear that one torrent with multiple seeds is preferred that multiple torrents with one seed each, for example. When there is one single way to identify a file on the network (like with ed2k hashlinks) even the less tech-savvy users are able to contribute. Sharing on eMule is as simple as dropping the file you want to share on your incoming folder (even if it is not the optimal way to do it). In BitTorrent, you must download an existing torrent file or magnet link, stop the download, replace the half downloaded files with the ones you already had downloaded, making sure that you use the same directory structure and filenames that are defined in the torrent, recheck the torrent and start it, all this in order to share files you had downloaded previously. Tell a noob user to do that to help you download some rare file... And now imagine that you have an entire drive full of sharing material, but the directory structure and filenames differ from the ones used on the torrents (because you like to keep things ordered in your hard drive). This scenario makes it impossible to share those files on the torrent network without creating brand new torrents, so you can't contribute and be one more seed on already existing torrents. Why not use eMule then? Because it's slow, inneficient, and there is practically only one client that is no longer actively developed. Searching for alternatives, the most similar program that has various clients and is multiplatform is Direct Connect, but it is not decentralized, and different servers don't communicate with each other, so peers for the same file are not shared globally and instead are scattered around different hubs Is there really no other program that works the way eMule does? Is there no true spiritual succesor to eMule nowadays? ::: - [My project idea]( - [Comparison of file-sharing applications]( - [Best p2p network to bulk share stuff?]( - [List of P2P protocols]( - [What are your favorite file-sharing applications?]( - [Alternatives to soulseek]( - [How to search and download unpopular and old files on the internet](

I'm looking for a program download old/rare stuff that is not seeded in torrent. Is muwire safe?
If someone downloads something illegal will I get in trouble because of the i2p network? There was someone who was [raided after using tribler]( and I don't know if this is the same. I've also seen soulseek but there was only music. Is there any other?

Media collection torrents
Share big torrent media collections.

Is there a backup of the torrents at btdig anywhere? has one of the biggest collections of torrents and it would be a great loss if it went down. Is there a backup of all those torrents somewhere? - I see it as a history record of sorts. A database of what either exists or once existed. - Even if one torrent is a dead end, the suggestions at the top or even the knowledge of what was in it helps me know what else to search for to find something similar. Or even give me exact filenames to look for on soulseek. - Also since I often download rare stuff I'll leave it added in my client permanently unless I eventually find something better. Sometimes someone will connect to seed it 2 months later.

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