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New P2P Network From Tixati/WinMx Creator

Postby Dazzle_2 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:08 pm

Story : https://forum.tixati.com/support/5139/


Fopnu is a New and Powerful P2P File Sharing System

Simple and easy to use
Fully decentralized network
All shared files are indexed locally
No relaying of other user's searches
Pure UDP protocol that utilizes forward error correction
Full connection encryption and decentralized public key infrastructure
Recirculating token system that helps distribute upload bandwidth fairly
Efficient and fast transfers via re-combining and re-encoding blocks at all nodes


Its great to see something new in the P2P arena thats not torrent based, this new client takes some of the concepts used in torrent land and adds a whole new dimension of features.
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Re: New P2P Network From Tixati/WinMx Creator

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:09 pm

Dazzle_2 wrote:Its great to see something new in the P2P arena thats not torrent based


amen :toast:
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Re: New P2P Network From Tixati/WinMx Creator

Postby bigboxes » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:13 am

So, how is this better than bittorrent? Is it just different? An alternative? To be used for files you wouldn't normally torrent? How does it do with anonymity?

I'm guessing it's another tool in the box. That's a good thing. Have you tried it? How about a review on your experience?
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Re: New P2P Network From Tixati/WinMx Creator

Postby bmh67wa » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:26 pm

I just downloaded and installed this and there were only 96 peers on at the time. The interface is ugly IMO and reminds me of WinMX but it's functional. I guess I should have expected that seeing as it was made by the WinMX creator. I searched for common things and found very few. Download speed was meh for the one file I downloaded.

Search results returned only the file name, size, and file type. It doesn't specify bitrate for music or time length for movies which are some things I'm looking for when trying to avoid fakes.

It created a Download folder on my Desktop but I was able to redirect it to a different folder and delete the one that the program created.

It has a chat feature but you must add the person as a friend before you are able to chat with them. There appears to be a way to make chat rooms but there were none present so I didn't investigate further.

By the time I was done typing this peers dropped to 72 and the count fluctuates every few seconds. Not very reliable if you are in the middle of a download. There's no multi-part grabs. The download is initiated with only one person so if they drop your download goes poof and I have yet to find a resume feature. Is this OpenNap in disguise?

I'll keep it but I doubt I will be using it much unless the peer count increases a lot. If more people started using it I can see where it could be another tool for the box but as it stands right now it's not very useful. I'm also thinking that this could be attacked by our anti-filesharing friends and may not last long in its present state.
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Re: New P2P Network From Tixati/WinMx Creator

Postby jackal1234 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:31 pm

im testing it out, loaded up my music files.. some guy decides to download 16 files from me at once and the transfers all went to idle status at 96-98 % completion. still seems to be some bugs to be worked out
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Re: New P2P Network From Tixati/WinMx Creator

Postby Dazzle_2 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:26 pm

The chat feature is similar to the one used in Tixati and is not the typical client server model but instead uses a dht mesh to create a virtual channel that no one needs to host, in the chat area of the client you "gather" a list of chats and can join them , I didnt need to add anyone to speak to folks in the rooms.

I agree with Bmh67wa, it is a bit unhelpful to have no meta data visible to make an informed choice of media from the selection, from what I understand such additions might even require protocol updates to support due to the nature of the network.

It certanly is a bit spartan when it comes to users, with some of the more useful chat features added however (colour support/ text formatting etc ) it could become a useful base of operations for many whom have been looking for a new network with a "live" developer to replace the ageing winmx, Its certainly early days atm but only time will tell if this can indeed become an up to date multi platform enabled replacement.
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Re: New P2P Network From Tixati/WinMx Creator

Postby bigboxes » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:56 pm

Wow. WinMX was so long ago. I had a buddy that kept using it long after most of us had abandoned ship.
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Re: New P2P Network From Tixati/WinMx Creator

Postby Dazzle_2 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:28 pm

I still use it and was part of a developer group working on the OurMx replacement client for the old network, the problem as always was skilled programmers are in short supply and when you do get a decent crew together its nearly always certain most of our real day jobs eat into our usable time, a lot was achieved but simply not enough to completely replace the current still usable client, I along with many others like the idea of something new that can support our current style of usage , chat rooms for those that like to chat etc and file sharing for those that want to enlighten themselves with interesting files.

Its a simple recipe really and one that can be delivered I'm sure based on FOPNU,s modern infrastructure and its full time developer whom has a proven track record of innovating, that alone is of particular importance to many of the WinMX Old Guard.

On the WinMx forums this new network has been nicknamed "For Old Peer Network Users", a very apt description I feel.
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Re: New P2P Network From Tixati/WinMx Creator

Postby peterparker1997 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:54 am

I am also using it
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