Go Back   DaemonForums > Miscellaneous > Guides

Guides All Guides and HOWTO's.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   (View Single Post)  
Old 7th January 2009
tangram's Avatar
tangram tangram is offline
Real Name: Ricardo Jesus
Port Guard
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portugal
Posts: 36
Default HOWTO: Install and setup MLDonkey on FreeBSD

MLDonkey is an open source, free software multi-network peer-to-peer application. Currently the following protocols are supported: eDonkey, Overnet, Bittorrent, Gnutella, Gnutella2, Fasttrack, FileTP and Kademlia.

Bellow are the steps needed to install MLDonkey on FreeBSD 7.x:

1. % su
2. # cd /usr/ports/net-p2p/mldonkey
3. # make WITHOUT_GUI=yes WITHOUT_X11="YES" WITHOUT_TK="YES" install clean
4. # rehash
Now that MLDonkey is installed let's activate it at boot time:

1. # echo 'mlnet_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf
2. # echo 'mlnet_user="p2p"' >> /etc/rc.conf
Notice the mlnet_user option, for added security we'll create a p2p user:

1. # pw user add p2p
2. # mkdir /home/p2p
3. # chown p2p:p2p /home/p2p
Restart the system for the changes to apply.

Now we are going to modify the MLDonkey configuration:

1. % su
2. # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mlnet status
3. # exit
4. % telnet 4000
5. > auth admin ""
6. > passwd newpassword
7. > set allowed_ips ""
8. > save
9. > exit
Basically, we've checked to see if MLDonkey was running and accessed it through its telnet interface. Initially the application is configured without an admin password, so step 6 takes care of that. On step 7 we set the ips that are allowed to connect to the application, in the example the localhost and all clients in the local network.

MLDonkey's web server can be accessed on http://localhost:4080, so fire-up your browser and point to the address. If your planning to access the server from another computer replace localhost bit by the server's ip or hostname.

The following are a few useful commands that can be passed on to MLDonkey:

1. # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mlnet start
2. # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mlnet stop
3. # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mlnet restart
4. # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mlnet status
There are tons of configuration options available both in the telnet and web interfaces so I've opted to mention only the basic stuff. For more information I suggest browsing the project's website at http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/.
BSD and Linux tips and tutorials: Blog Linux/BSD: sharing experiences
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HOWTO: Working Intel Graphics Card Setup vermaden FreeBSD Installation and Upgrading 2 3rd July 2009 07:59 PM
HOWTO: Install and configure NVIDIA drivers on FreeBSD tangram Guides 2 29th March 2009 08:23 PM
setup gdm for fluxbox on FreeBSD 6.2 map7 FreeBSD General 9 10th November 2008 01:06 AM
Asus WL-167G setup on FreeBSD 7.0 DNAeon FreeBSD General 4 13th October 2008 06:20 PM
HOWTO: Always install an up-to-date port chris Guides 8 28th May 2008 11:53 AM

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick