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Direct Connect On The Rise WorldWide

Postby chaosuk » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:06 pm

Story :

Our statistics over the last several months show a sharp increase in the number of hublists we are serving to NMDC based clients aswell as an astonishing rise in the number of hubs sharing more then half a petabyte of information signalling a rapid rise in the number of people using Direct Connect.

It had previously taken a dive in its ratings after the old hublist portal ran into some unwanted attentions. was formed in late 2005 and took on the mantle of repairing the once highly popular Direct Connect protocol surpassing the old records for the number of active hubs and users in late 2007. With the popular BitTorrent taking all the public attentions Direct Connect has silently been reshaping and growing in the backround.

Eastern European and Russian territories make up for the most recent surges in Direct Connect traffic although network hubs and users are up accross the board according to our stats gathered here at The recording industry's inability to afflict their scare-mongering tactics in these regions practically garuntee further growth over the next few years while the likes of BitTorrent come under increasing pressure from the anti-p2p groups.

Although Direct Connect in comparison to other file share protocols is woefully out of date, it's attraction is the vast categories of files you are able to find on the various networks and hubs. Each connected user shares practically all the files they have gathered over the years making this probably the most assorted collection of files on any of the p2p protocols.

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Re: Direct Connect On The Rise WorldWide

Postby GrymRpr » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:38 pm

Direct Connect?
Dumped that years ago... When I Kick/Banned Vandel405 for kiddie porn.

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Re: Direct Connect On The Rise WorldWide

Postby Overnet User » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:42 pm

Well I suppose I will fire up the vpn and check out DC again. I stopped using it because it showed all of your files to everyone (easy for cartels to see what you are sharing and bust you) but since there are vpn's now (didn't exist or didn't know of em years back, I stopped using dc b/c it showed all files to everyone). I did resume back to the service when revconnect came out. Suppose I will go back and try revconnect again.

In case anyone was wondering,
RevConnect is a file sharing program based on DC++. It is fully compatible with the Direct Connect network. RevConnect is an free open-source, ad and spyware-free client, written in C++ for the Direct Connect protocol originally developed by John Hess, that allows you to share files over the internet with other users.

It's much more stable. It wastes less memory, is faster, file size is smaller and long queue won't freeze the whole program. Neo-Modus Direct Connect eats memory and resources. You can connect to many hubs at same time and search for files from all of them with same search. You can continue downloading the same file from other users if somebody leaves.

You can see timestamps in the chat. Chat won't jump to end when you roll back old messages. Bot messages wont popup new windows, you can also filter bot messages off. Search is more versatile. Hublist is downloadable from multiple servers/sources.

Here is a list of the main features of RevConnect:

* Multiple Sources Downloading - Download one file from multiple users at the same time without corruption! This can vastly improve your download speeds. Every download chunk is combinable and dividable and has elastic size decided by download speed.
* Automatically Recycle Excessive Sources - Congestion avoidance. Prevent users from exhausting precious free slots in the network. There is a dynamic minimum download speed decided by total download connections amount. e.g. 50 download connections require every connection's speed > 2K bytes/s . By this way, users with better bindwidth could download fast, meanwhile poor internet connections could max their bindwidth with minimum tcp connections amount. The principle here is downloading as fast as you can without wastingness.
* Kademlia - A hub independent en more effective DHT based search engine. Latest version uses UDP port 9183.
* Partial File Sharing - Greatly enhances file sharing speed and availability.
* Credit System - The credit system is used to reward users contributing to the network, i.e. uploading to other clients.
* Secure User Identification - Clients in the network are identified by a unique 384 bit RSA public key, it's used to grant earned credits with other users.
* Magnet Link and Bitzi Lookup - Find and recommend quality files with ease. Take a look at the FindHash and HotTTH for magnet links (and to post your own).
* Enhanced Auto Search - Once you decide your downloads, you never need find sources by yourself. ... t&sa=#1053
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