DCH++ in a non NT based Windows environment

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DCH++ in a non NT based Windows environment

Post by Lightning Man » 2003-08-09 10:35

I have noticed in reading that for right now DCH++ is a W2K / XP kind of thing. My machine runs ME and will for the forseeable future, but DCH++ sounds like my cup of tea. (I really need a better hub than NMDCH.) Are there plans to make it work with ME / 98?

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Post by yakko » 2003-08-09 12:52

I'm not sure if the console mode would work under win9x, but you'd have to start it manually. optimally it runs as a service but that's only in NT based OSes.

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Post by Sedulus » 2003-08-09 13:06

readme.txt wrote:-- Requirements --

Win2k/XP (may run on NT4 with a fresh service pack as well...don't know).
or
Linux with libpthread.so.0, libdl.so.2, libstdc++.so.5, libm.so.6, libgcc_s.so.1, libc.so.6 and /lib/ld-linux.so.2
(I compile on Mandrake 9.1)

A network card with a correctly configured TCP/IP stack.
A computer that can run the above mentioned OS.
An administrator account (to install as service).
A brain (to read the readme and setup)

** Important!! The hub will _NOT_ run on Win9x/ME. **

well.. it looks like arne has used system/library calls that are not available on pre-NT boxes, and I seriously doubt he would make a 9x/me version. perhaps if/when the source is open someone would do it.
in any case.. 9x/me are inferior operating systems, not built to run 24/7. you should consider upgrading your OS.. not only for DCH++
http://dc.selwerd.nl/hublist.xml.bz2
http://www.b.ali.btinternet.co.uk/DCPlusPlus/index.html (TheParanoidOne's DC++ Guide)
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/dc (BSOD2600's Direct Connect FAQ)

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Post by sandos » 2003-08-09 14:49

I know 95/98 has serious problems with theire TCP/IP stacks. ME might be better, but I still doubt its suited for running a hub on.

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Post by Lightning Man » 2003-08-09 15:04

Perhaps Sandos you didn't get from my first post that I do run a hub on ME (using NMDCH). The hub in question is ffhub.no-ip.org. The program beats the snot out of my system resources but is otherwise okay. It's the system resources problem that has me seeking the DC++ solution.

An XP upgrade is out of the question for at least the short term. Thanks to all that answered.

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Post by yakko » 2003-08-09 15:09

have you considered linux? DCH++ will have a linux version as well as the 2k/XP one

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Post by Lightning Man » 2003-08-11 10:13

I had not, but I am now. I have some old machines that I might be able to make into a decent Unix Box. Would I need to build it as a server?

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