MLdonkey, a Multi-Network Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Program

Fabrice Le Fessant Simon Patarin 1
1 Regal - Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Applications
LIP6 - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt
Abstract : A lot of designers of functional languages have one dream: finding a killer application, outside of the world of symbolic programming (compilers, theorem provers, DSLs), that would make their language spread in the open-source community. One year ago, we tackled this problem, and decided to use to program a network application in the emerging world of peer-to-peer systems. The result of our work, , has superseded our hopes: it is currently the most popular peer-to-peer file-sharing client on the well-known site, with about 10,000 daily users. Moreover, is the only client able to connect to several peer-to-peer networks, to download and share files. It works as a daemon, running unattended on the computer, and can be controlled remotely using three different kind of interfaces. In this paper, we present the lessons we learnt from its design and implementation.
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[Research Report] RR-4797, INRIA. 2003
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Fabrice Le Fessant, Simon Patarin. MLdonkey, a Multi-Network Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Program. [Research Report] RR-4797, INRIA. 2003. <inria-00071789>




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