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Links, Help and General Information
« on: October 15, 2008, 05:14:45 PM »

Complete Step-by-step guides and general information on everything *Mule is available @ aMule wiki

Latest Version
Development SVN or GIT
Build guides are available

Many Linux Distributions have a good up-to-date version in there repository's. (Stay up-to-date!)

Make sure you always state the version numbers of your wxGTK and Mule when posting a problem.

Maintain up-to-date Server list and/or IP Filter
IP Filter
There are many sources for a IP Filter to use in aMule.
Almost all of them are extremely paranoid in the blocking spectrum and (could) harm the network, especially the KAD network and It's infrastructure.
In my opinion blocking just the known nasty Corporate companies, Bots and Users is sufficient;

            I-Blocklist      [ FILE ]     [ INFO ]     Mirror of Bluetack's Anti-p2p list.     Updated Daily     Highly Recommended
            Bluetack          [ FILE ]     [ INFO ]     Main 'Anti-p2p' list.                                   Updated Daily     Bluetack servers get nailed daily, please try a mirror link, like the one above.


KAD is the future of *mule, but Servers are still here, unfortunately many rubbish servers exist, so maintaining the list you connect, search and receive sources from  is vital.

First familiarize yourself with aMule's Server options, recommended options are:
All Update options [ unchecked ]
why? Because manually updating the list through a competent source is more logical then allowing any through this feature.

These server-lists are all slightly different and all have different reasons in why certain servers should or should not be on 'their' list.

            Peerates                      [ FILE ]      [ LIST ]       Gathers statistics on each server and ranks them accordantly.    Updated Hourly    Highly Recommended
            Gruk                             [ FILE ]      [ LIST ]       I don't think It's actually being updated any-more
            eMule Security        [ FILE ]      [ LIST ]       Also provides nodes.dat file for KAD

aMule provides its own in-build sophisticated update tool, actually its just aMule's command line utility.
Read here on how to grant yourself access to send commands to your running Mule.

Here are simple examples of how you can use crontab and aMuleCMD to check for updates:

# su
# crontab -e -u USER

Then add theres:

Code: [Select]
@daily ID=ipfilter.check amulecmd -q -c "reload ipfilter net" >/dev/null 2>&1
Code: [Select]
@weekly ID=servermet.check amulecmd -q -c "add ed2k://|serverlist||/ " >/dev/null 2>&1

Speed Issues
Your Fault

Some routers don't like UDP packets, if your getting firewalled or disconnected try disabling KAD and/or the UDP port altogether.
Remember the most important thing concerning your connection is maintaining a stable HighID to ensure network richness.

      Overloading Hardware
            Most routers have a problem handling massive bursts of connections, especially through UDP.
            To prevent the router causing your system to either stutter or freeze, lowering  aMule's usage helps:

            200     Max Connections
            10        Max New Connecitons in 5 secs
            3000  Max Sources at any one time


            I've herd reports of certain routers (mine) rebooting/resetting while using the 'UPnP' feature,
            fixing this requires you to disable 'UPnP' completely (in your router page) and manually forward the 3 main ports.

      Congesting Line
            As a rule, it's important that on ADSL neither the uplink nor the downlink be used at 100% capacity.
            Usually 90-95% is a good idea taking into account overheads too.
            A stable slower upload is far better then maxing out  your modem/router , which will cause disconnections and slow downloads/gaming/browsing ect..

            Take your 'Real' available upload speed and allocate 75% to Mule, this is a very basic rule of thumb.
            for example:

            367 kb/s / 8 * 0.75 = 34 kB/s rounded down to 30 kB/s, also, slot allocation 2 or 3 kB/s works well.

            Make sure the upload in the stats is a constant straight line, indicating some stability.

ISP's Fault
ISP's can limit mass data exchange on lower ports (default aMule ports can be completely blocked), use high ports (above 4000)  i.e. 54662, 54672 forward them, and allow through your hardware/software firewalls

Protocol Obfuscation can also help with ISP's that limit P2P traffic, but remember, this does not make you anonymous and ISP's can still limit your connection regardless if your downloading/uploading P2P traffic, or not.

The Networks Fault

Info on Firewalls / Port forwarding and Speed
General Firewall Help [aMule Wiki]

......add more here...... boobies.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2012, 11:50:24 PM by gav616 »