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MLDonkey is a multi-network file-sharing client. It was the first free and open source client to access eDonkey. It runs as a daemon that can be controlled through telnet (command-line), HTTP (Web pages), and many different GUIs. All these interfaces can be used locally or remotely (after disabling security restrictions). It can currently access eDonkey, Overnet, Fasttrack (KaZaA, Imesh), Gnutella, Gnutella2 (Shareaza), BitTorrent, and Soulseek; support for other networks is only partial. Networks can be enabled/disabled and searches performed in parallel on all enabled networks. Each file is downloaded from only one network but from multiple clients concurrently.


User FAQ included and available in HTML format from; User Reference manual available in HTML format from

"IRC irc:// " IRC Help channel
"IRC irc:// " IRC development channel


Download version 2.6.1 (stable)
released on 10 August 2005

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey21 July 2003

Leaders and contributors

See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking E-mail
Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Objective-Caml 3.06
Required to use LablGTK 1.2.x

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 October 2010.


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