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Features

Search TerraBytes of informations
Today, the independent DC++ networks are huge. Thousands of users are sharing files for the benefit of other users. The quantity of information is enormous. Independent researchers discovered that more than 70% of total internet traffic is from peer to peer networks. And yes, only one tool can find the informations and files you need from this vast ocean of data: DC Search, but... don't abuse this tool by using it for every search! Normally, if you stay connected to 3 - 4 important DC hubs (using some DC client like DC++, StrongDC, etc) you can find almost everything you need, like: programs, games, books, mp3's, videos, linux distros, etc. And for the rest... for the impossibile to find information... use DC Search!

The DCSearch crawler shows its capabilities when is necessary to find some extremely rare file or you want to find the hubs where peoples have the same interests like you do (because most hubs have some specific tematics).

Unlimited number of DC++ Hubs searched
The DC Search is searching thru thousands of independent DC++ networks. The hub list file is the standard "HubList.config", and can be downloaded from many places. The same file is used by DC++ and other Direct Connect clients. To change the list of hubs searched, simply replace the HubList.config file from the program directory with another one from the internet. If the hub list file name ends in ".bz2", to use it you must decompress it using Winrar, Winzip, etc.

Active / Pasive modes
The DCSearch software can connect to the DC++ hubs only using active mode. It was done this way because active users get twice more search results than passive users. Also, the network load on DC++ hub servers is much lower because the server does not need to forward the search results to us (as would be the case if we were passive users); instead, for active mode, the remote users send the searches results directly to us. Additionaly, many hubs do not allow searches if the user is in passive mode.

How to setup firewalls for DCSearch to work in active mode if you are behind a firewall (external links, more info can be found by searching with Google):
Lightweight Search Engine
Its small filesize and tiny processor usage are possibile only by using the assembly language art of programming.

No adware / no spyware / no viruses / no malware / no junk
The Author of DC Search does not approve the software with adware / spyware / viruses / malware / junk and therefore DC Search will always be 100% clean software.



Automatic detection of Local IP
In order to receive the search results, the DC Search does need to know the correct IP of the local machine as seen from the internet side. The user can enter it manually or it can press the "Get IP" button, and the program will try to get the IP by connecting to some independent http servers wich return the IP. This step is required everytime the local IP is modified (by the internet provider, by the network administrator, etc.).

The http servers used to get the WAN IP of the computer are:
  • http://minerva.dce.harvard.edu/ (Harvard University)
  • http://www.nacs.uci.edu/ (Network and Academic Computing Services)
  • http://devel.squid-cache.org/ (The world famous proxy server!)
  • http://rikers.org/ (some independent host)
  • http://www.uib.no/ (Bergen University)
  • http://www.tietew.net/ (Tietew Windows Lab)
This feature is most useful if the user connects to the internet using dynamic IP address allocation (PPoE, DHCP, etc) or is using dialup. It elimnate the time consuming operation of manually finding and entering the IP in the program.

If your IP is not entered correctly you will NOT receive search results!


Easy integration with DC++ / StrongDC / others DC clients
The DC Search software can interoperate with all commonly used Direct Connect clients. For example if the user clicks on some search result, DC++ client can start automatically, connect to the hub where it was found the search result, and open the selected user's filelist.

To achieve this, the user must set in DC++ the following option: File -> Settings -> Advanced -> Register with Windows to handle dchub:// links.

Complete and Powerful Set of Search Rules
The user can search for all files that contain the specified seach term, or it can choose to have only search results of some types (only video files, only directory, only sound files, only archives, etc) and/or search results with filesizes higher than the specified size or lower than the specified size. This comprehensive set of rules that can be applied to the search terms assure the user that it will receive only the desired search results and filter out the unwanted search noise.


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