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Myster is a complete cross platform peer to peer file sharing utility in JAVA


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Myster is a complete cross platform peer to peer file sharing utility written in JAVA. Not updated since 2005.

--- Quote ---What is Myster?

Myster is a file sharing utility. Similar projects include BitTorrent, Hotline and FreeNet. Myster allows you to share your files with others and download files being shared by others on the Myster network, over the Internet. But Myster isn't just any file sharing utility.

The Myster protocol and application have been developed as a stand alone, unique file sharing system which efficiently operates without the need for a central logistics server. Myster employs a completely new, unique and opensource distributed networking protocol which builds on the best features of past P2P efforts, raising the bar for distributed file sharing over the internet.
Some key features of Myster include:

-A completely distributed framework of peers, eliminating any need for a central server
-The ability to search the network without "flooding" it with requests for information.
-A real-time, self-organizing and self-optimizing network
-Support for multiple types of data, not just MP3s
-Cross platform: Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.
-fully Java 1.1 compatible
-A user friendly interface

 So, what's new in Public Release 9?

1. Lots of major and minor bug fixes throughout Myster.
2. Improved search engine performance. MUCH faster searching!
3. Improved japaneese file download reliability. (Thanks to user 'DIALTONE')
4. Vastly improved stability and efficiency.
5. More intelligent multisource download, improving speed and reducing network load.
6. More robust network efficiency.
7. Myster is now tougher on leeching users.
8. More efficient hashing of shared files.
9. Faster and more accurate meta data reading.
10. Tons of small user interface improvements throughout Myster.
11. Better compatibility with Mac OS Java 1.4.x
12. Myster file indexing now done in the background.
13. Improved code documentation
14. Improved Mac OS Classic support.
15. Myster is now 31000+ lines of code.

 Source Forge

Download Myster

Mac OS X (~1MB)

Windows Installer(~1MB)
Windows w/o Installer(~1MB)

Linux (~1 MB)

Mac OS 9.x (~1MB)

Sun Solaris (~1MB)

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Be sure you have a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on your system.
Windows - Sun JRE Version 5 (Update 6)
Linux - Sun JRE Version 5 (Update 6)
MacOS X - Built in JRE
Mac OS 9.x - Apple MRJ 2.2.5
Sun Solaris - Sun JRE Version 5 (Update 6)

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