Linux DC++ is a direct connect client for Linux based DC++. What is DC++? it’s a Direct Connect peer-to-peer file sharing protocol implementation for Linux/Unix platforms. Direct Connect is a file-sharing network made up by hubs, to which clients can connect. Once connected to a hub, the user can search for files on the hub or the network, or browse files of other users connected to the hub.
The Direct connect protocol is a text-based computer protocol, in which commands and their information are sent in clear text, without encryption in original Neo-Modus software (encryption is available as protocol extension). As clients connect to a central source of distribution (the hub) of information, the hub is required to have a substantial amount of upload bandwidth available.
LinuxDC++ is not active anymore and latest version was released in 2011-04-17
Install DC++ in Linux
1. Download DC++ package
You can download the tar package from launchpad.
2. Untar the package
You can use tar command to Untar the package.
$ sudo tar –xjvf linuxdcpp-1.1.0.tar.bz2
3. Install dependencies
Using yum you can easily install all the missing dependencies.
$ sudo yum install scons zlib-devel bzip2-devel openssl-devel libglade2-devel gtk2-devel gcc-c++
4. Edit SConstruct file
Edit the file SConstruct and add the following
if not conf.CheckLib('X11'): print '\tX11 library not found' Exit(1)
5. Install Scons
Lets now install scons in Centos and Ubuntu.
$ sudo yum install scons
$ sudo apt-get install scons
In this tutorial, we learned how to download and install Install DC++ in Linux. EiskaltDC++ is an alternative client tool that uses the Direct Connect and Advanced Direct Connect protocols. I hope you enjoyed reading and please leave your suggestions.