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"A peer-to-peer client, designed from ground up to support a large number of networks and protocols, including those usually not found in multi-network P2P clients, such as FTP, HTTP, Newsgroups, IRC. Naturally, all "normal" P2P networks will be supported as well, such as eDonkey/eMule, DirectConnect, Bittorrent, Ares, etc." (From Slyck info page)

The following information is taken from the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydranode Wikipedia's Hydranode] entry, which is licensed under the FDL:

Hydranode is a modular, plugin-driven and core/gui separated multinetwork peer-to-peer client, currently supporting eDonkey2000 and Bittorrent protocols.


  • Ergonomic, easy-to-use and visually appealing user interface
  • Modular plugin-driven architecture
  • Built-in shell functionality
  • Background daemon mode (only on Linux)
  • Support for eDonkey2000 and Bittorrent networks
  • Support for controlling the core remotely
  • Open source code, licenced under GNU GPL
  • Runs on Windows and Linux, Mac port in progress

Latest Version v0.3 Changes

  • Graphical User Interface
  • Support for up to 512 connections on Windows
  • Support for files up to 4GB on Windows
  • Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 limitations (half-open connections)
  • eDonkey protocol improvements: better UDP and A4AF handling, improved performance
  • Bittorrent multi-tracker support


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