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by Nazo
2003-06-22 16:13
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Queue Line Position
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Maybe you're right. I just can't help but worry that it wouldn't be enforced enough or often enough. It seems at first like queues could be nothing but a blessing, but, in experience, they cause more trouble than they solve if you ask me.
by Nazo
2003-06-22 13:45
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Hub Specific Shares....help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1752

I think I see what it is, he just multiplied his version numbers by 100 I bet. So what he really had was 0.172 and 0.180. That's my guess anyway. You are right though GargoyleMT. Especially when you have three decimals like nero's 5.5.10 or whatever. That gets so terribly confusing because when you ...
by Nazo
2003-06-22 13:37
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: I'd kill for client scripts...
Replies: 1
Views: 470

I'd kill for client scripts...

Before I even explain what I mean, I can say that I mean like what mIRC has, so mIRC users will probably already know what I mean. To those not familiar with the intended meaning, the reason that mIRC does so much better than so many other windows clients isn't because it looks prettier or is easier...
by Nazo
2003-06-22 13:20
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: More /commands and...
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Your isp is counting INTERNATION downloads? But not national downloads? What ISP does this and do you know why? It sounds pretty darned weird to me. Especially since the whole purpose of the internet is to connect the whole world, not just the whole nation. Anyway, I agree that it would be nice to h...
by Nazo
2003-06-22 13:11
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Segment Downloading
Replies: 37
Views: 3674

hahaha, this was funny, thanks for the entertainment. Anyway, as for why it's not currently possible, we need the hashing. They are working on that and as soon as it's implemented, things like multisource downloading will become possible and chances are there will not be any trouble finding someone ...
by Nazo
2003-06-22 13:06
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Auto Share Completed Downloads Folder
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Not only is that a bad idea because of the reason already pointed out where you can actually ensure that the completed files are of proper quality, but, actually completed (some people share incompletes, this would increase the number that do tenfold.) There's also the fact that certain hubs have ce...
by Nazo
2003-06-22 12:59
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: minimum download speed
Replies: 18
Views: 2366

Of course they would take up a slot. They would also not take up a slot about a minute later. And it's not the number of bytes that would have to be downloaded to decide, you'd have to give it a certain amount of time to see whether it is going to go up or down. A person who can download 20KB/s will...
by Nazo
2003-06-22 12:50
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Is there a way to stop the slot stealing exploit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2297

I didn't say THAT was abusable. I said that if there was a way of abuse of slots, it would need to be found out because eventually a lot of people would figure out how to do it and use it. I don't consider this to be something that that user is going to do unless they purposefully want to decrease y...
by Nazo
2003-06-22 12:46
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Auto get external IP
Replies: 42
Views: 6034

Hey, does passive require more bandwidth out of the hub? I didn't know this myself. BTW, the number of bytes contained in an IP address: 8. 2 for each of the 4 seperate numbers. The number of bytes in the text $UserIP, 14. That's a total of 22 bytes. I'm sorry, but if you can't handle an extra 22 by...
by Nazo
2003-06-22 12:42
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Auto get external IP
Replies: 42
Views: 6034

parsing the output would be a matter of ease. Simply use whatever numbers it returns that are in IP syntax. However, the problem still remains that the majority of users are going to just use the most well known service among them and overall bandwidth is going to increase greatly to that service. S...
by Nazo
2003-06-22 12:30
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Is there a way to stop the slot stealing exploit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2297

You may be correct in this. It may explain how rare it is that this occurs since people have to get back on fast enough. I sure hope you are because if there is some little trick to steal slots, thogh it may not be well known and/or it may be complicated and hard to do, people will learn of it and g...
by Nazo
2003-06-22 12:28
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Why not use the "Official DC" hub list?
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Well, it looks like it only checks the user agent string. If one did want to check from that server, it seems as if all they'd really have to do is fake the user agent. That's no different from the way Opera can be set to pretend to be one of several Mozilla versions or IE 6 and Netscape can pretend...
by Nazo
2003-06-22 12:04
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: minimum download speed
Replies: 18
Views: 2366

There is a way to avoid the risk, but it's complicated and very hard to implement. You see, the risk is that you can't find another and/or it will be slower or the same speed so that you've just wasted time that could have been spent downloading in the search. However, it is possible to completely e...
by Nazo
2003-06-22 11:55
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Queue Line Position
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

There is a minor issue with the queue system unfortunately. It's not a bad idea, and many P2P applications have already had such a thing from the start. Even a few things like IRC implement that even though the original system never imagined there would be such a thing through some very well written...
by Nazo
2003-06-10 23:47
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Search by Hashset
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Hrm. To do this, wouldn't you have to calculate the has of each file when generating the file list? Weren't people complaining about the potential slowdown of just having the list check the basic info fields of mp3 files for bitrate/etc to show up in searches. Such a thing as this would slow down th...
by Nazo
2003-06-10 23:41
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Stop download if...
Replies: 12
Views: 2193

What about a sort of user priority system? Preferably something that could also (perhaps only?) be done manually. Then the faster users could be given a higher priority and downloaded from whenever a connection can be established and, failing that, then the next down and so on. Then you don't have t...
by Nazo
2003-06-10 23:35
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: simple solution to a minor problem..
Replies: 7
Views: 846

The things that always bugged me about that automatic removal idea is that, for one thing, that could potentially be the only source that ever actually works at all or the best one (I've seen far worse, usually from "T3" users.) Another thing to consider is that once you remove the source, it can an...
by Nazo
2003-06-10 23:23
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Logging into different folders
Replies: 9
Views: 933

What about user PMs/etc in a seperate folder, maybe called users? Then you could keep stuff like the up/downloads and chats seperated from the users.
by Nazo
2003-06-10 23:20
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: New users on top of the userlist
Replies: 6
Views: 613

When I was using mIRC, I wrote a script that would automatically redirect joins/parts to a small window that I kept below the main chat. That way I could see all the info and usernames of the people joining and parting so I could tell if a split or other such thing happened, but those things never f...
by Nazo
2003-06-10 23:18
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Stop automatically reconnecting if kicked...
Replies: 4
Views: 653

There are occasions though when that's necessary. For example, my favorite hub switched to different software and they had a bot that just kind of went crazy and was kicking nearly everyone for anything from simply speaking two lines within a minute to searching more than one time per IP address per...
by Nazo
2003-06-10 06:28
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Hub Specific Shares....help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1752

Can I please have a copy of 1.8? I want to see what stuff they came upw ith in the future, then submit the new stuff as my own work ^_^
by Nazo
2003-06-10 06:21
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Favorite Hubs - Ability to make duplicates
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

What about some method of changing nicknames without having to restart the connection, like IRC does? I know it would have to be put into the hub server software, but, if it's a command like /nick or something sent to the server, then it just wouldn't work unless the server supported it anyway.
by Nazo
2003-06-08 22:12
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Download next hublist..
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Hrm, while on that matter, it might be pretty cool to get the lists from them all and merge them together removing any obvious duplicates. (Same address or exact same description provided the description is long enough to actually be likely to be unique.)
by Nazo
2003-06-06 01:05
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Thought of a way to have the client d/c people without abuse
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Here's more numbers for you. A 170MB file (roughly around what you'd find a DivX episode these days, many are 200+ now though) will require about a whole day. Of course, that doesn't take in account extra things like variance in speed (which almost always is it going down rather than up) and people ...
by Nazo
2003-06-05 22:01
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Thought of a way to have the client d/c people without abuse
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

I fail to see how this is a problem. If someone's download is going really slow, and another transfer is going faster in response, why bother disconnecting the slow person? Do you want to have some sort of maximum upload speed per slot? Ah, but that's why I said that maybe if there was another down...
by Nazo
2003-06-05 21:38
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Auto get external IP
Replies: 42
Views: 6034

Oh, I understand hubs have a lot of bandwidth problems. Really I sometimes wonder how people can manage it on less than a T1, if not even at least a T3... I really don't believe it would add that much bandwidth though. Anyway, I'm not saying they definitely should do that, just trying to think of th...
by Nazo
2003-06-05 21:24
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Is there a way to stop the slot stealing exploit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2297

I was rather hoping to find someone who knew about it or at least knew enough of how DC++ works to figure out how they did it. Still, I'll try my best to keep a lookout to see if I can figure out exactly what it is that they do. So far all I have is the part that someone mentioned to me a long time ...
by Nazo
2003-06-05 20:18
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Display: Alltime-total amount of data up/downloaded
Replies: 6
Views: 631

I haven't seen the edit button show up even in a thread I started myself. I guess it's just the forum because it says "you cannot edit your posts in this forum" I don't know if that's just the user levels or what, but I wish I could have edited one or two I made rather than having to post a new one ...
by Nazo
2003-06-05 20:15
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Auto get external IP
Replies: 42
Views: 6034

Er, 1200 users? That's not a very good number to represent the "average" hub... Most I've seen are no more than a few hundred at best, and often even under 200. Anyway, I'm not really saying that such an idea should necessarily be used, and, perhaps even if it should maybe it should be an option tha...
by Nazo
2003-06-05 20:06
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Thought of a way to have the client d/c people without abuse
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

I generally avoid disconnecting people with only the exception of if they are downloading a file I'm about to delete or move or something (in which case I warn them first with plenty of time via PM) or more recently, I got sick of people trying to steal slots somehow and want everyone to just get ba...
by Nazo
2003-06-05 19:56
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: upload speed limiter
Replies: 56
Views: 5810

Who says we are trying to solve problems in just 15 minutes? We are just trying to help every bit we can in the only way we can, which is to try to think of ideas that might help the programmers who are doing all the hard work have something to try doing. That is, after all, what a feature suggestio...
by Nazo
2003-06-05 19:52
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Is there a way to stop the slot stealing exploit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2297

Unfortunately, it turns out that there is. I disabled that option to open a new slot, and someone still managed to do it. I was talking and glanced at it one moment, then, next thing I know, there's four uploads running and it said slots -1/3. Unfortunately, I don't pay attention enough to know whic...
by Nazo
2003-06-05 19:46
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Smart Upload speed limiting
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Oh, and it would only have to add that amount back in when it actually hits the limit. Every upload before that limit is reached wouldn't have any amount added to it in the average, so would be completely accurate.
by Nazo
2003-06-05 19:44
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Smart Upload speed limiting
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

I'm sorry, I'm not an expert coder. If I were, I'd just make it myself and then present my idea and code as something that I thought should be integrated into DC++. I did catch one bit of an issue when thinking about that though. If you are limiting the uploads, it will lower the average, so you hav...
by Nazo
2003-06-05 19:01
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Thought of a way to have the client d/c people without abuse
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Well, I don't really know about everyone else, but I don't really see my downloads all running slowly, they just get spread too thinly (which is why I elect to have the absolute minimum number of slots.) Anyway, the cool thing about the averaging system is that it would be running over a long period...
by Nazo
2003-06-04 06:00
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Auto get external IP
Replies: 42
Views: 6034

Well, it wouldn't exactly be at the same time, but, if DC++ did that, then it would mean a HUGE increase in bandwidth for that server. If DC++ were to use such a method, it would have to have a large list of servers of that type and how to use each, and it would have to choose from the list complete...
by Nazo
2003-06-03 19:07
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: upload speed limiter
Replies: 56
Views: 5810

Hrm, like that it's not TOO unreasonable of a suggestion. Of course, people will still make modified clients that will report that they have the upload limit set to 100000000000GB/s (j/k, they'd set a believable number) when in fact they have the limit set to 1KB/s or something crappy like that beca...
by Nazo
2003-06-03 19:01
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Auto get external IP
Replies: 42
Views: 6034

The problem is that to get the external IP via normal software methods, you will usually have to find a remote server that is willingly allowing people to do something that can easily become a flood of too many requests too quickly as more and more do it. At least, I don't know of any other way that...
by Nazo
2003-06-03 18:51
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: A Search for only one type off files.
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Well to answer for that person, what's wrong is if you have a filetype that isn't known or you only want one specific filetype rather than all in a general set. For example, you may only want AVI hoping to find a DivX encode of something you have in RM. Also, an example of something that may or may ...
by Nazo
2003-06-03 18:45
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Thought of a way to have the client d/c people without abuse
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Oh yeah, and I'm not completely adverse to the concept of cutting off downloads at a certain speed, however, I've quite often had to download rare stuff at pretty crappy speeds, and one of the cool things about DC is the chance to get those rare things when elsewhere it's well nigh impossible. Usual...
by Nazo
2003-06-03 18:35
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Thought of a way to have the client d/c people without abuse
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Because NO connection should be downloading less than 2KB/s! Not even modems... If they are, they are spreading their downloads too thin and need to stop at once and concentrate on just one at a time or else they'll never finish. Perhaps you people just aren't getting the idea of the numbers involve...
by Nazo
2003-06-03 15:07
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Smart Upload speed limiting
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Hrm. As a bit of a modification of the idea I had in another thread a bit down, how about storing an average of a large number of your total uploads (it wouldn't be able to kick in until you reach a large number or else it would totally mess things up) then it just figured out some really small numb...
by Nazo
2003-06-03 14:54
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Thought of a way to have the client d/c people without abuse
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Oh yeah, and about disadvantaging the users with slower connections, do you think it's fair to put the users with faster connections at a disadvantage? Anyway, do the math. I don't know about you, but about the highest TYPICAL downloads I've gotten (aka all but about 6 or so in the entire time I've ...
by Nazo
2003-06-03 14:46
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Thought of a way to have the client d/c people without abuse
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

You don't seem to have understood what I was talking about very well. In fact, did you properly read it? That quote was obviously misunderstood. When I said it would store the average, I didn't mean it would keep up with which people are honest or something, I meant it would keep up with the average...
by Nazo
2003-06-02 18:00
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Cut message
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Those lines are the messages that DC++ chose to "ignore" aka not show in the main chat. I think it only does this if you turn the option on. It would be nice if you could resize it to fit larger messages or something of that sort or have a sort of mini window in between the main chat and the downloa...
by Nazo
2003-06-02 17:57
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Thought of a way to have the client d/c people without abuse
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Thought of a way to have the client d/c people without abuse

Ok, the subject line is a little too small for me to say it well. I don't mean without ANY abuse mind you. Here's my idea though. Basically the client could keep an average of your uploads' speeds over time. After a certain number of uploads have occured (say 20 just to throw out a number that seems...
by Nazo
2003-06-02 17:46
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: upload speed limiter
Replies: 56
Views: 5810

Re: upload speed limiter

i still can't understand why there's an download speed limiter and somehow for all this time the upload speed limiter has been forgotten, but nevertheless keep improving this fantastic piece of software. stay cool Uhm.... Forgotten? Ok, you didn't search, it's true, but, still... The reason the upl...
by Nazo
2003-06-02 17:42
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Is there a way to stop the slot stealing exploit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2297

Oops... Uhm, does the open a slot automatically if speed goes below a certain amount option make the number of available slots go negative? If so, then I'm sorry. I had heard there was an exploit that would let people do that, and when I looked at my client the speed was well above that setting, but...
by Nazo
2003-06-02 17:35
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Is there a way to stop the slot stealing exploit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2297

Oh yeah, another idea just occured to me that might help. The client could automatically close each connection after a file is completed including the list. If the exploit does indeed rely on that connection still being open or something like that, then it will become impossible. Also, someone befor...
by Nazo
2003-06-02 17:31
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Is there a way to stop the slot stealing exploit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2297

Is there a way to stop the slot stealing exploit?

There seems to be some kind of exploit where people can get a slot when your slots are full without you granting them one. Someone told me that it had something or other to do with getting your file list or a small file so that it sort of doesn't count it as a slot at first and then they can somehow...