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Operating Your Hub (Guide)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:10 am
by Unbiased_Opinion
Due to the overwhelming emails and PM's on DC++, I decided to create a guide on how to operate a hub. The guide illustrated will be using Yhub since it is the most user-friendly. If you understand the the basics of Yhub you can easily use the more-advanced hub software, here is a small list of other hub software. You can go to No-IP to set up a static or dynamic IP for free. If you have a dynamic IP, you can download a free dynamic DNS update client here.

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1: The hub will start serving as soon as you start the application.
2: Asks you to if you are sure you want to close the hub or not.
3: If checked, no one else will be able to connect until you uncheck it.
4: If checked, it will auto-update your settings as you apply them.

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1: Choose the maximum number of people you would like to join your hub. If you have a slow connection, a lesser number is recommended.
2: Choose which port you would like to serve your hub on, 411 is the default. (*note* If you have a router you will need to forward the port you choose, this site may help you.) In case your primary port is in use check the "2nd Port" option & it will connect to the second port you specify.
3: Choose any descriptive title you like & a warm welcome to new members.
4: The share limit is specified in Gigabytes only. If you wish to remove the limit, then set it to 0. This is pretty self-explanatory.
5: If anyone doesn't meet your requirements you could redirect them to another hub (if you have permission.)
6: The MOTD is another welcome message stating anything you like (ie: rules/limits/etc.), it can be found in the "texts" folder of yhub's parent folder. Do not use public registration if you wish it to be a private hub. Check the registered users only if you wish it to be a private hub. The rest is self-explanatory.

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This is where you can edit or view the different type of profiles. Namereg has the least amount of right (by default) whereas Operaters & Masters have the most control. It is best if you tweak these options yourself, although they can be fine as-is.

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1: Enter which level of rights you wish to give.
2: Enter the owner. (this is generally yourself, but can be another OP)
3: Enter the nick & password for the user you wish to set the account for.
4: Not very important but you could enter is IP or IP pattern (if it's dynamic).
5: Good User/Bad User?

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This is generally used by more advanced user and not necessary (in my opinion) for beginners.

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DO NOT use this option if you wish your hub to be private. Yhub, by default has 3 hubs configured to register if you wish.

1: Check this if you wish to advertise your hub as public.
2: Your hub address (hopefully with a DNS name now) and port number. Address should look like this "hubaddress:portnumber" without the quotes.
3: Enter the description of the hub you would like to other users to see before connecting.
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If you wish to change the Advanced Settings or have more questions about the Yhub software, please visit their official forums.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:53 am
by HouseCrowd
Excellent work U_O! :D


*sticky*

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:56 am
by Fowler
Well done U_O, this is a fantatastic tutorial. I may even investigate yhub!!

Good work! :)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:41 am
by red duck
nice guide u_o

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:47 pm
by Mrs. 2p
great UO!! thanks!

:D

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:27 pm
by Unbiased_Opinion
Thanks guys (and gal). I really only wrote it, so I have a link to point to when I get asked questions and in return Slyck gets more publicity. :wink: