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Greg Burri, 11/26/2008 11:19 AM



A bit brainstormed for the moment ;)

  • Designed for LAN usage (full trusted peers)
  • Efficient (very low cpu usage)
  • Distributed download (multi peer downloading and no central server)
    • Quicker seed first. The speed of a peer is an average over a period of time say 5 min. A speed of a peer can be unknown. If a downloading is too slow (like three time slower than the best known peer) then it can switch from a quicker free seed.
    • Rarest parts first.
    • A part can be resumed from any peer.
    • Fixed part size (2^24 B = 16 MB) hashed with SHA-1. Used to control the integrity of parts and to identify a file. A file is identified by the concatenation of all the SHA1 of all its parts. If the SHA-1 of a part does not match with the given SHA-1 then it will be re-downloaded entirely.
    • Recursive folder downloading
  • There is a general chat
  • Multicast UDP for services discovering (maybe UPNP)
  • MDI GUI with GTK2HS
    • A panel to view the current peers
    • A window to view the current downloads (leechage) and one for the current uploads (seedage)
    • A window for the chat
    • A window for searching
    • Some windows for each file browsing
    • A modal window for the settings
      • The shared folders
      • The incoming folder
      • Bandwidth limitation
  • File list with name+size
  • Non blocking search
  • Using of systray (optional)
  • Free space management
  • Graphic of the transfert rate over time

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