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Old December 17th, 2001
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afisk is flying high

When you lose your UltraPeer connection, you should be automatically reconnected to the network. You are permanently disconnected when you lose the UltraPeer? Can you repeat this? I would also recommend using the LimeWire 1.9c beta, released yesterday.

As far as the N-tier network goes, this is in effect what UltraPeers do, as the UltraPeers only allow as many new connection as they handle.

We are aware of the issue with getting fewer results. This should change pretty quickly when the UltraPeer implementation becomes the final release version, as this will effectively increase the number of hosts reached with each search.
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Old December 18th, 2001
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Default Ho do the Ultrapeer

Just installed the LW 2.0 beta and tried it. After 5 min. or so it found an ultrapeer, which is fine, since I'm on a slow 256/128 adsl line.'s something I think doesn't work quite right, or should be fixed.

If my understanding of the ultrapeer idea is right, the ultranode gets a list of files I'm sharing when you connect to the node.

It seems that when I choose to add more files I'd like to share with the community, the ultralist nodes "list" doesn't get updated? shouldnt this happen?

It might be solved be reconnectiong to the network, but IMHO this isn't the fanciest solution.
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Old December 18th, 2001
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Default how files are updated

Technically ultrapeers don't have a list of your files; they have funky routing tables constructed by hashing keywords of the file names.

But to answer your question: LimeWire will send incremental updates to ultrapeers every five minutes. So those files will be searchable by the world. In the future, we hope to get rid of that five minute delay.

-Christopher Rohrs
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Old December 23rd, 2001
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Default Why?

How do I know whether I myself am an Ultrapeer, or whether I am connected to one?

It says client near the bottom and it says I am connected to 1 Ultrapeer. I would like to be an ultrapeer not the other way round. I have adsl. Thanks.

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Old December 23rd, 2001
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Cool Not all that bad

If your are the ultrapeer yourself you still have some control over everything :

If you have 6 in the tab "connections to make"
LW will make 50 leaf connections and 6 Ultrapper or 0.4 conections .

So if you come against a Ultrapeer with say 50 leafs and only 2 other connections you're scrued .

But if you find a Ultrapeer with 50 leafs and +10 connections with enough bandwidht , youre in .

I'm running an ultra peer with about 40-50 leafs and 6 connections , my connection is 80% saturated with 100% peaks .
I'm getting very good search results .
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Old December 23rd, 2001
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Lightbulb BTW

You can force LW into Ultapeer mode by editing the limewire.props file in your LW dir .

I had to do this because the search results sucked in client mode and my cable modem was just sitting there .
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Old December 23rd, 2001
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Question Confusion abt ultrapeer

My biggest bit of confusion about the whole ultrapeer thing is that in options, you have a check box to DISABLE ultrapeer, but to me it doesn't seem to make any difference - you STILL switch over to ultrapeer in your connections tab.


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Old January 1st, 2002
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VTOLfreak is flying high

In the connections tab it says you are connected to one .
Not that you are one .

This is probably the main point of confusion for people .
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Old January 2nd, 2002
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Default Ultrapeer persits

Even though I have ultrapeer disabled, I can not get back to my usual 10 connections, just the one poxy so called ultrapeer connection. Can anyone tell me how to get back to normal? When I try and remove the connected host after two seconds the ultrapeer thing comes back.
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Old January 2nd, 2002
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Default the more use it the better it will get?

Ok, from what I have read so far the thinking goes that the more people start using the new ultrapeer system the better it will get. This would be great but it seems to overlook on thing, if anyone is reading the connection problems in the other limewire board, it seems that most people are going back to the pre-ultrapeer versions of the software. Myself included. I paid the $6 for the pro version and am consistently getting really bad search results.

Ok, as an example, I am currently running both version pro and 1.7c. Put in Alice Cooper in the search on both ... Pro version:75 / 1.7c version: 310. With results differences like that, selling this ultrapeer technology to anyone is gonna be rough. From the general sentiment I'm picking up in some other areas of this forum it isn't selling at all.

As a side note: I read a comment from one of the developers in another forum that the reason for the ad-ware and pay versions is to pay bills. A recommendation: in an arena where there are a lot of other programs out there, many rather good ones for absolutely free (no ads or charges), don't let your resume get old. If your depending on this to make your living, your walking on rather thin ice. ; ) .... I would strongly recommend not getting your hopes up about getting rich with this.

Just my thoughts,

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