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contact.dat at 0k

Postby John Hartford » Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:32 am


I keep getting the "can't connect to Overnet" popup, whenever I log on to edonkey v1.4

I looked here on the slyck forums and it told me it was probably my contact.dat file, and I followed the link and downloaded myself a new one 12k long.

Trouble is, I still get the message, and when I hit the 'try to download' button, it replaces my shiny new 12k contact.dat with a new one 0k in size :(

I apologise if this has been answered elsewhere on the forums, I promise I had a good look first. Can anyone help?

Here are my settings.

60kb Down
19kb Up
Line speed hint 100kb
45 Max connections

I came to these through trial and error, but while they are better than the zero/zero settings, they don't seem to make much use of my 1Mb broadband.

Thanks in advance
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Postby Iron » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:10 pm

Try using TCP 3662 and UDP 3665, as well as increasing your max connections to 150. Then close eDonkey, redownload that contact.dat file and see if that helps.
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Postby zim » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:13 pm


delete all folders.

download and reinstall the newest from

fixed mine when it did that to me.
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