Grabit Settings

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This tutorial explains how to setup and customize GrabIt for your needs. You don’t need to go through all these settings if you just want to use it for downloading, but it can help if you like to fine-tune things. First of all, we’ll go through the server settings. These are important as they allow you to activate SSL and …

Newsleecher – A Powerful Newsreader

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 . Quick Overview: Newsleecher is one of the leading news reader for Usenet that has been around for a few years. In the past, it was known as a rather expensive but powerful newsreader, with a lot of interesting features that no other newsreader supported. For example, they were the first to introduce the so-called super search, which allowed users to browse …

Easynews Review – Easiest Usenet Access?

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Short Overview: Whoa, what is that? Easynews is definitely not your usual Usenet provider, but more of a downloading interface for newsgroups even your grandma could use. Made specifically for movies and videos, it combines almost all important features of a newsreader and a search engine in one, easy-to-use website. The whole thing works like this: you log into the website, enter …

Our Test Equipment

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When we test all kind of software, downloading methods, file sharing applications and, in particular, Usenet providers and VPNs, you should use good equipment to be sure you really get the maximum out of your connection. This is why, since May 2015, we test all services on a very strong system: Ladies and gentleman, we proudly present: The Aspire V …

eD2k / eDonkey

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Anyone who has been sharing files before BitTorrent became popular has heard the name of eDonkey (or eD2k), one of the first protocols build for larger files. Based on servers, which can be setup by anyone through a simple software. It can be described as a semi-centralized protocol, and currently there are around 7 servers online. However, most clients also …

TorrentSpy – A Torrent Information Program

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TorrentSpy can relate to two different things: A now defunct BitTorrent indexer, which was the most visited in 2006 according to TorrentFreak, and a little program from 2004 to extract information from a torrent-file, showing users everything from the files included to the current ratio of seeders and peers. You can find the official website here. (TorrentSpy in action) Can …

Morpheus – A Giant That Is No More

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Morpheus was a popular client for OpenNap, FastTrack (later abandoned), Gnutella and Gnutella2, and even BitTorrent, and is even featured in the (in-)famous “Don’t Download This Song” from “Weird Al” Yankovic. It had all the features of a good P2P-client, a build-in music player, a big community, iTunes integration, you name it. Never limited to only one network, support for …

Nodes.dat – File For eMule

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To connect to the Kademlia-network, you usually don’t need anything, since most clients come equiped with a list of nodes to join the party. In some cases it might be helpful to have a list of active nodes, which is saved in a file named nodes.dat. Lists of active nodes to bootstrap into the network (i.e. connect for the first …