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 Post subject: BitComet
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:13 am 
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1.01 ( May, 08 )
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=353

1.04 ( Aug, 08 )
http://www.bitcomet.com/doc/download.htm

Release notes:
http://blog.bitcomet.com/category/30938/1/?type=detail

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 Post subject: Re: BitComet 1.04
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:52 pm 
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From the entry ...

carbonize wrote:
Do people even use the eDonkey network any more?

Even Wikipedia is a few years behind on this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EDonkey_network#History

The people who knew how to use it are likely still using it, sort of like newsgroups and IRC fileservers. However, the push against semi-centralized services has moved these networks toward increasingly decentralized (BitTorrent) or darknet/F2F tools. When I last looked into the service 2 years ago, it still hadn't integrated any standardized cryptography on the client and server levels, which took away interest in pursuing further. That said, if anyone else has been watching this I'm curious if they've added any additional security.

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 Post subject: Re: BitComet 1.04
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I stopped using e2k network few years ago because ~50% of the files contained a malware of some kind. I doubt someone took interest in doing something about that.

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 Post subject: Re: BitComet 1.04
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:48 pm 
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joby_toss wrote:
I stopped using e2k network few years ago because ~50% of the files contained a malware of some kind. I doubt someone took interest in doing something about that.


If you arent using community verified links you are taking a risk no matter what you use to download.
The search bar in LimeWire uTorrent and eMule all seem to harbor malware if you arent careful.

I always liked using ed2k for rare hard to find stuff (it just takes 4ever to complete)
and torrents for newer/popular stuff

I think ed2k/kad are like IRC,they may be dated but still relevant as a fallback

I think people still use DC++ or whatever its called

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 Post subject: Re: BitComet 1.04
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:23 pm 
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I remember my local university had a DC++ hub on their intranet. It was a great way to share files around quickly. This was a few years ago so not sure if its still used. There's still a few large hubs around but they're mostly russian.

Ed2k. usenet, and IRC file servers aren't so mainstream compared to torrents which make them popular for the underground p2p'ers. But they're not so secret like behind the shadows darknet/deepweb stuff. So they're still not 100% safe or private if you like dabbling in shady things.

As for Bitcomet, I don't even consider it a torrent client anymore since it has been banned from many private trackers already. I think it was because of the leeching behavior and file padding it causes when you create a torrent file with it. But I think it's mostly terrible because of its a jack of all trades, master of none kind of software.


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 Post subject: Re: BitComet 1.04
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:34 am 
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Userfriendly wrote:
I think it's mostly terrible because of its a jack of all trades, master of none kind of software.

That reminded me of Shareaza (http://shareaza.sourceforge.net/; WARNING: no idea whatsoever of current status!) -- nice idea, terrible piece of software to make work... :?


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 Post subject: Re: BitComet 1.04
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Midas wrote:
Userfriendly wrote:
I think it's mostly terrible because of its a jack of all trades, master of none kind of software.

That reminded me of Shareaza (http://www.shareaza.com/; WARNING: no idea whatsoever of current status!) -- nice idea, terrible piece of software to make work... :?


I think you mean http://shareaza.sourceforge.net/. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shareaza#Domain_takeover.

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 Post subject: Re: BitComet 1.04
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 6:46 am 
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SYSTEM wrote:

Had no clue, as declared -- and you're right, SYSTEM, so I amended my post.

It has been that long, that debacle completely skipped by me... :o

On a humorous note, talk about a befitting name for the hijacking entity: Discordia Ltd. :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: BitComet
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After reading an article pointed to by user humpty (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=353#comment23843), and some research in the Internet at large and in the official Comet Forums (http://www.cometforums.com/forum/3-bitcomet/), I must confess that I'm now rather favorably impressed with BitComet.

Let me start by saying that I haven't thoroughly checked its portability or its torrent performance yet, and at around 40 MB uncompressed it can hardly be placed alongside more lightweight bittorrent clients such as Halite, for example (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1380).

What I liked, though, is that it proved to be a very competent all-in-one download manager, featuring portability, browser integration and 32 and 64 bit native executables (there seems to be a definite shortage of native 64 bit download managers, if you ask me) in one package (I still have to research it better, there's a lot of info -- and bad press, for that matter -- on the torrent aspects, but not so much on the others...).

Better yet, after I changed the default port it was able to do some NAT traversal on its own without further configuration, achieving torrent download greenlights even while my computer was behind the transparent firewall of the local university, something no other client had managed to date.

So here's an updated screenie, displaying how it looks in Windows 7 x64 (that's its dropbasket there in the lower right corner).

    <image deleted from server>

BitComet is currently at v1.36 and it is almost natively portable; both 32 and 64 versions are included in the zip file available from http://www.bitcomet.com/doc/download-achive.php.

It still sets some window related registry entries, as detailed in the database entry and it tries to integrate itself with MS Internet Exploder( :) ), but that is hardly surprising given the scope of its use. Other browser plugins and extensions can be found in the 'Tools' folder. There's also an eDonkey network plugin available for download.

@webfork: as this is the official BitComet forum topic, please edit the subject of the first post accordingly to avoid confusion. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: BitComet
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Midas wrote:
please edit the subject of the first post accordingly to avoid confusion

Good idea.

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 Post subject: Re: BitComet
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Note that for BitComet version 1.41 there is just a single (perhaps combined x32-x64) installer.
VirusTotal results for BitComet 1.41 installer.
VirusTotal results for BitComet 1.41 archive.


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 Post subject: Re: BitComet
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Just in case, the database entry is http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=353.

BTW, PendriveApps has the following instructions for BitComet portable -- only I don't much trust the stealthiness of such setup... :?



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