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WinMx World News / Re: Another Xmas Arrives,,,
« Last post by GhostShip on December 18, 2018, 09:54:32 pm »
Merry Xmas Wonderer  :)
WinMx World News / Re: Another Xmas Arrives,,,
« Last post by wonderer on December 18, 2018, 05:36:09 am »
Mele Kalikamaka to all of you
WinMx World News / Another Xmas Arrives,,,
« Last post by GhostShip on December 16, 2018, 07:52:35 pm »
It looks like its that time of year again folks, in an effort to bring some good cheer to you all we have turned on our xmas cheer generator and also grabbed for the warm blankies  :yes:

Its been a pretty quiet year this year on the forum but from those I have spoken to theres a lot going on in the real world and that has also been applying to my own circumstance, new job fresh stuff to learn and long work days to do it in, this has of course seen less news posted and less of anything else going on that you can all see , so I hear you ask whats going on and whats the plan for the oncoming year  :)

Firstly I will be looking to grab some of you to act as replacement staff, its clear having fewer volunteers is having an effect on how the site is  used and our ability to both deliver help and stimulate activity within the community is reduced, many of our longer served staff over the years have had to retire due to real life commitment changes and some with ill health, its vital we all do what we can to maintain this online support for our community as its only here to serve all of its user, the cost of maintaining it is bourne by the site staff and we are proud to continue doing so but only if theres a point to it all,  we ask that you get involved if you can with ideas, interesting news items , generate discussions that we can all join in on or debate or create something new, we actually mean it when we assert there are no leaders to this community and for this reason you all need to lead even if its just in a forum topic or posting a suggestion, we too need direction and you guys and ladies need to step up to the plate to take a turn. I hope you all get the message

On the developing front some hurdles have been overcome and some have arrisen, we are in a better place than ever and with time a lot of the previous problems have been located and addressed, however there are still some outstanding issues that need to be hammered before we can go to an open src platform , we are not too far away in reality and whilst its been a struggle with so few developers taking up a role the end is in sight at least as far as I can take the project, new ideas concepts and additions are going to be down to you guys when we release the src code, the future will be yours to build, we are simply delivering a decent base to generate both interest and a sustainable future for this network, the rest will be up to you, dont disappoint me  :P

To maintain the network into the future we also need users, we can retask the network amongst ourselves to increase its usefulness or we can sit and watch it decay, I prefer to help pull the cart as you all know and with many hands we can get our network going a lot faster than it currently is capable of, those many hands make for a lighter individual load so do your part, encourage folks to give the network a try , look after the noobs you come across and learn as much as you can about how things work as we cant rely on a few folks when there are many potential experts sitting idle out of apathy or are harbouring a misguided idea that their individual help wont make a difference, between us all we have done a great job and I want that success to go on for a long time but its got to be built on hard work and hard won experience, you cant get either of that sitting idle waiting for santa.

My apologies if this xmas message is a bit less inspiring than some of my previous ones but you all know me as a plain speaker and I want to alert you all to the dangers of apathy and indifference, you can all make an impact on this networks future direction if you want to.

Now down to the formalities, Merry Xmas Folks  :bow:

I look forward to hearing from you all and I hope some of you will be joining me this year in maintaining the site here and creating positive changes for the community, look forward and build your dreams into reality  8) 8) 8)

WinMx World News / Australia Destroys Right To Online Privacy
« Last post by GhostShip on December 07, 2018, 10:05:11 pm »
This is the most damaging event I am aware of for the last 10 years at least  :shocked:
Australia has passed controversial laws designed to compel technology companies to grant police and security agencies access to encrypted messages.
The laws were rushed through parliament on its final day of the year. The government says the laws, a world first, are necessary to help combat terrorism and crime.
However critics have listed wide-ranging concerns, including that the laws could undermine the overall security and privacy of users

It seems than no ones business will be safe from Oz govt surveillance, if an application you use has no back-door the Oz govt will demand that one be fitted but of course they wont be letting you know what level of cryptographic vulnerability they have ordered put in place,

There is a positive side to all of this however, if the govt dont come chasing after your companies encryption keys or fail to demand you put a back-door in place in your software then its pretty likely they are already reading your email and credit card / paypal  transactions along with anything else that you might use to safeguard your finances and privacy.

Australian privacy - It was good while it lasted  :death:
5 Strategic Directions / Re: Real WinMX extra bugs.
« Last post by wonderer on December 06, 2018, 05:07:47 am »
interesting would be to see how many re-sends are requested in the second upload. the speed can be to high for the receiver to handle and funny enough stays the transfer speed the same, no matter how many fails are encountered.
6 Strategic Directions / Re: Real WinMX extra bugs.
« Last post by Pri on December 04, 2018, 03:58:27 am »
Of course plenty of bugs remain, no software written by man is bug free :P

But those kinds of bugs are not "deal breakers" the software functions, those are what we could consider visual bugs. A larger issue with the program is its use of GetTickCount() a 32-bit Windows timer that after 49.7 days, resets to 0 and causes WinMX to completely flip out and become unusable until restarted.

Anyway as for the speed issue, I run a few 1Gb/s servers on WinMX and the issues are mainly down to disk access issues. The caching size for file chunks is not large enough causing disk thrashing and WinMX relies too heavily on its dat files which seemingly are read and written to constantly while the program is open.

If these dat files are on the same disk that is being accessed for file transfers it causes all kinds of glitches due to the slow access of the dat files caused by the overloaded disk. I've found the program runs much better with high speed networks if you use an SSD as a result.
7 Strategic Directions / Real WinMX extra bugs.
« Last post by MinersLantern on December 04, 2018, 02:47:47 am »
Howdy gents.

Since getting true high speed internet, I have seen some odd behavior on winmx.
The graphic part on bandwidth for one. After a certain speed it decides to chop off the first digit on the left side where the numbers are.
Worse though. I have uploaded to 2 people at the same time splitting the speed equally. One person got the file completed at 800 MB in 8 minutes. The other person is still at the same speed as reported by winmx, but its 400 meg 5 hours to wait.

Both of these uploads winmx says were going at 20k.

So megabitish upload speed to one but not the other, both reported by winmx as the same speed. (slow)

WinMX bugs seem to go beyond the simple WPN issue.

The thing needs to be remade anyway. Doesnt matter if the flood attacks have stopped. Plenty of bugs remain.

WinMx World News / Proposed EU Copyright Madness Ahead
« Last post by GhostShip on December 02, 2018, 09:16:46 pm »
You cant turn your back on the copyright extremists for a second it seems ..  :nerd:

When the EU started planning its new Copyright Directive (the "Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive"), a group of powerful entertainment industry lobbyists pushed a terrible idea: a mandate that all online platforms would have to create crowdsourced databases of "copyrighted materials" and then block users from posting anything that matched the contents of those databases.

At the time, we, along with academics and technologists explained why this would undermine the Internet, even as it would prove unworkable. The filters would be incredibly expensive to create, would erroneously block whole libraries' worth of legitimate materials, allow libraries' more worth of infringing materials to slip through, and would not be capable of sorting out "fair dealing" uses of copyrighted works from infringing ones.

The Commission nonetheless included it in their original draft. Two years later, after the European Parliament went back and forth on whether to keep the loosely-described filters, with German MEP Axel Voss finally squeezing a narrow victory in his own committee, and an emergency vote of the whole Parliament. Now, after a lot of politicking and lobbying, Article 13 is potentially only a few weeks away from becoming officially an EU directive, controlling the internet access of more than 500,000,000 Europeans.

As always a big thanks to the EFF folks for keeping watch over the underhand tricks of the copyright maximalists, they fear open and honest dialogue and discussion and would prefer you didnt know how much they cost you in charges as the companies whose services you might use will be paying for this and other rightsholder favouring legislation and passsing the cost on to you, backdoor theives operate in this manner not respectable businesses, so why the lack of open democratic consultation ???  Why indeed  :/

Upload/Download Issues / Re: no one able to upload
« Last post by dabud on November 29, 2018, 01:16:45 am »
Don't know where my last post went.
I checked my ports at and now they are stating that the ports are filtered.
I removed port triggering for Winmx on the modem
I found port filtering page on modem, but there was nothing filtered.
I found uPnP on Options page of modem and enabled it.
Rebooted my Linux machine and restarted Winmx.
I am now able to connect as a Primary
I have had 2 uploaders, one was timed out and one did get the upload.
I msged the timed out to try again and when they tried it worked.
Time will tell.
Thanks for your help.
If you have other advice, I would like to hear.
Upload/Download Issues / Re: no one able to upload
« Last post by White Stripes on November 28, 2018, 09:46:19 pm »
When I forward them, should I mark them BOTH instead of their respective TCP and UDP?
yes.. odd as it may seem

And can you tell me anything about Port Triggering and Winmx? Should I be using it?
it opens and shuts ports 'as needed' this will most likely not be winmx friendly... i would advise against it...

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