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Auto find sources in WinMX

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:26 pm
by alba1314
Can anyone tell me how to set auto find sources in WinMX to less than 10 minute intervals - say every 5 minutes or so?


PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:28 pm
by no_dammagE
IIRC there is no possibility to set it to less than 10 minutes and that for a good reason: you will hammer the network.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:44 pm
by tm,
There is one add-on application I know of (which I'd prefer not to mention) that hammers the WinMX network continuously, and if a lot of people use things like this, WinMX would slow to a crawl for everyone.

A few years ago, the DonkeyBot, a similar type of server-hammerer, started to be used by a lot of eDonkey users, and the ED2K network got so overloaded, it became virtually unusable as a result. Fortunately, a backdoor coded into the application (surprise! surprise! this was not open-source software) allowed the developer to remotely disable all the Donkeybots in use, and the ED2K network instantly came back to life.