What is eDonkey?

What is eDonkey?

eDonkey is the most popular decentralized and Peer to Peer file-sharing network developed by Jed McCaleb and Sam Yagan in 2000. It is used to share large files and provide long term file availability. Like other sharing networks, it is decentralized, as there is no central hub for the network; Also, files are not stored on a central server but are directly exchanged between users based on the peer-to-peer method.
eDonkey was shut down on September 28, 2005, following a US Supreme Court ruling that established that file-sharing networks are liable for illegally shared copyrighted content. However, due to the decentralized nature, the eDonkey network is still accessible through other clients such as eMule, qMule, xMule, Jubster, JMule.

eDonkey System Requirements

64 MB or greater RAM.
Live Internet connection.
Windows 98 or newer, MAC OS X 10.2 or newer, Linux operating system.

Default Network Ports for eDonkey

TCP port 4661 to connect to the server.
TCP port 4662 to connect with clients.
UDP port 4665 to send messages to other eDonkey servers.
All eDonkey ports are user-configurable.

Network Protocol

eDonkey implements the MFTP (Multisource File Transmission Protocol.
eDonkey also supports these download protocols: HTTP, BitTorrent.

Administrative Network Settings

Upload speed user limit (Kbps).
Download speed user limit (Kbps).
Maximum system download speed (Kbps, optional).
Maximum concurrent eDonkey connections.

eDonkey Network Features

Private messaging.
Simultaneous uploading and downloading of the same file.
Automatic resuming of downloads between sessions.
Multiple source downloads.
Horde anti-leeching system (download performance tied to upload performance).
What is eDonkey? What is eDonkey? Reviewed by Redbuddy on August 16, 2019 Rating: 5

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