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  #21 (permalink)  
Old August 22nd, 2002
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i just recently switched from windows to linux. i am starting to learn how to use linux but i'm still in the dark about somethings. how do i install java in linux and how do i get phex to run after that?
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  #22 (permalink)  
Old September 8th, 2002
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Default commands line

i currently am learning how to use gnome 2 linux, i have phex installed, but gnome 2 right now doesnt allow u to use the shortcut for it. is there a command line i can type in the terminal?
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Old October 19th, 2003
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Default Java 1.4.2_01-b06 on Solaris X86

I've been running Phex for a week now, with the Java JDK version in the subject above, on Solaris 8 for Intel (a dual-cpu system @1GHZ), and it behaves just like it did with the 1.3.1 verison of Java. As far as I can tell, there were no problems.

I did notice on Solaris that after running for many hours, and also leaving a passive search running the entire time, I got a slew of 'out of memory' errors from Java when I closed Phex down.

As a result, I created a little wrapper script that starts phex up with the command line options for Java to increase the default memory settings.

On Solaris, Java defaults to a minimum memory size of 2MB, and defaults to a maximum size of 64MB. I increased the startup minimum to 4MB (which probably has no effect at all, except maybe to make it load faster), and set the maximum memory size to 256MB (I have over 2.5GB of memory, including virtual ram). Since changing these settings, I have seen no errors at all. But I do need to let the program run a day or to, to reach the point where I am sure it would have triggered the error with the default settings.

Still, if you expect to leave the program up for days at a time, you might want to be aware of the need for expanding the memory available to Java. I suspect that the continuous passive search was what ate all the ram. There must have been thousands of entries in the list when I exited the program.

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Old May 1st, 2004
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Default Re: Re: F.a.q. proposal

Originally posted by xyz
I've taken ideas from this tread (and a couple of others) and written up a quick 'getting started' page describing the initial setup using a few pictures. Let me know what you think:
What ever happened to this concept? Seems like Phex could really use some documentation!

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Old June 13th, 2004
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Is there a need to configure a routers virtual server so that Phex can properly connect?

Which ports need to be forwarded, and which protocol (TCP or UDP). I saw that Phex has a listnig port on 4604, and connections are made on port 6346. Do these both need to be forwarded?

Thanks for any help
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Old June 13th, 2004
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Phex uses a random listening port which gets selected at first start.

You need to forward only that port, afaik.

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Old September 29th, 2004
Join Date: September 15th, 2004
Location: Penang
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Default sharing host IP issue

I'm downloading a file and I "browse host" in the download screen...

The result in the search tab confuse me:
Under the "Search Term" in the top left of the screen it show "" but under the file list information it is showing the file "Sharing Host" is "" !

As far as I know, it always show me the same IP:Port Number for this two entries... What's cause the difference in the case?

Thanks for reply...
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Old September 30th, 2004
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Join Date: May 9th, 2001
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
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GregorK is flying high

The host you are browsing could be firewalled (PUSH browsing).

In this case it does not know its real IP and tells you its internal private network IP in the browse results.

Download could still work via PUSH too, though with lower chance.
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Old October 1st, 2004
Join Date: September 15th, 2004
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Default What is score and rating?

Thanks GregorK for explaining regarding host IP...

Under search tab file list, what is indicated by the Score of "0" or "100"... the Rating of 0, 1, 6, or 8 ?

Finally, is the Speed there indicated the speed of connection or uploading or ...?

Thanks for replying....
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Old October 1st, 2004
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score is a percentage indicating how many of your search terms are in the result filename 100 is all search terms are available, 50 means only one of two terms are in the filename. 0 if none are in the filename, this can be the case if maybe the search matches a pathname.

Rating indicates the quality of the candidate. 8 is very high quality and likley a download success, 0 means there is almost no way that you will download from this candidate.

The speed is the reported speed of the other client. Every vendor might use a different value here. Some are real measured speeds and others report just guesses.
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