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there was a thread on ilm about its disappearance and where to get it now, but ilm is down. where is soulseek anyone??????????????????

gareth (gareth), Friday, 9 August 2002 18:50 (seventeen years ago) link

its ok

http://195.74.211.135/


thanks anyway

gareth (gareth), Friday, 9 August 2002 18:54 (seventeen years ago) link

...or, http://www.slsk.org

dleone (dleone), Friday, 9 August 2002 19:08 (seventeen years ago) link

ten years pass...

so glad this is still around

More Than a Century With the Polaris Emblem (calstars), Saturday, 20 July 2013 13:32 (six years ago) link

Spotify has reduced my usage significantly but it's still handy indeed.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 20 July 2013 15:57 (six years ago) link

I basically use slsk these days for individual tracks and when I see a cool album on a blog somewhere with a dead d/l link.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 20 July 2013 16:20 (six years ago) link

It's still very handy for seeking out rarities, I think.

I wanna live like C'MOWN! people (Turrican), Saturday, 20 July 2013 16:47 (six years ago) link

still pretty good for dance 12"s

the late great, Saturday, 20 July 2013 17:16 (six years ago) link

is the mac version still rubbish?

PaulTMA, Saturday, 20 July 2013 17:31 (six years ago) link

every cool person i know gets all the idm, microhouse and grime mp3s they need in primo 160kb/s from slsk these days, dont know why l4m0rz still actually buy music IMHOhttp://l.yimg.com/lo/api/res/1.2/_qIwROO2K4kFM.sCuxDb2Q--/YXBwaWQ9bWtihttp://www.5foq.com/vb/images/Smils%20For%205foq/rolleyes.gif

the mac version is now fantastic

maven with rockabilly glasses (Matt P), Saturday, 20 July 2013 17:44 (six years ago) link

TIP

maven with rockabilly glasses (Matt P), Saturday, 20 July 2013 17:44 (six years ago) link

soulseekqt

maven with rockabilly glasses (Matt P), Saturday, 20 July 2013 17:45 (six years ago) link

hooray!

PaulTMA, Saturday, 20 July 2013 17:53 (six years ago) link

ya i'm all over this add me i have 2 accounts for my laptop (roiheenok) and pc (flopson)

flopson, Saturday, 20 July 2013 20:40 (six years ago) link

I have been using it on and off since early high school!

Simon H., Sunday, 21 July 2013 03:02 (six years ago) link

can you still use slsk (and get away with it) if you're in the USA? I've downloaded practically nothing since 5 strikes took effect.

soulseekqt

requires snow leopard (10.6 or up) : /

j., Sunday, 21 July 2013 03:13 (six years ago) link

do you know of anyone who has ever gotten a strike?

flopson, Monday, 22 July 2013 22:20 (six years ago) link

felt "safe" because my isp isnt on the "list"

maven with rockabilly glasses (Matt P), Monday, 22 July 2013 22:28 (six years ago) link

I usually have an ILX room up if I'm online (elvis_telecom)

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 22 July 2013 23:17 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

still going strong

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 28 November 2015 10:08 (four years ago) link

Here here
Just used it yesterday

calstars, Saturday, 28 November 2015 14:24 (four years ago) link

First rule of slsk, don't talk about slsk.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 28 November 2015 16:21 (four years ago) link

do you know of anyone who has ever gotten a strike?
― flopson, Monday, 22 July 2013 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's the thing--it's been going long enough that it can't possibly be a secret at this point. The agencies that monitor this stuff, haven't they decided that, for whatever reason (primarily music rather than films?), soulseek just isn't worth bothering about? I only use it for occasional songs now, but it does come in handy at times.

clemenza, Saturday, 28 November 2015 16:28 (four years ago) link

second rule.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 30 November 2015 13:19 (four years ago) link

The agencies that monitor this stuff, haven't they decided that, for whatever reason (primarily music rather than films?), soulseek just isn't worth bothering about?

I think this must be the case. I remember a few years ago the search results for major label releases used to be swamped with obviously fake users, but that doesn't seem to happen any more.

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Monday, 30 November 2015 13:33 (four years ago) link

man, i used to love SOULSEEX on os x before the lion update a few years ago. once you got used to it, it made the most sense of any version of slsk. it was better than the windows client. people used to complain that it used too many windows, but i always felt like its heavy window usage was a virtue - it felt like it kept keeping multiple chatrooms/user messages/user shares/downloads etc. well organized, and, because i had exposé set up with hot corners, i always kind of had fun switching windows.

such fond memories of SOULSEEX - browsing through user shares and randomly chatting with people played a major part in my formative music exploration in my late teens/early twenties.

those days are gone, though. ah, memories. i just have the regular mac client now + it looks exactly like the windows version = lame.
i never did bother with nicotine on os x, by the way. i was all about SOULSEEX, all about ssX.

anyway, how long ago was it? seven, maybe eight years ago, that the main port number changed, and many, many people didn't update their client/port number and just assumed slsk went to shit and abandoned it? yeah, what a shame. i updated my shit, at the time, and although slsk's been a little different since then, it never really stopped being COMPLETELY AWESOME for me. it's still GREBT for all sorts of oddities and obscurities, and, albums, too...

ah, the SOULSEEX days on os x. what a time to be alive. good times, good times.

LEGALIZE COCAINE (monster mash), Tuesday, 1 December 2015 00:54 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

there's too many slsk threads for me to find the most recently bumped one, but so i got a record there the other day and when i went to play it whoever encoded the mp3s put a naked picture of (presumably) himself as the album art. two things surprising about this. first is that i haven't run across it before, because there are some skeevy people on the internet, and second is that i really can't imagine anybody else on earth giving a shit about this record. if you're an exhibitionist and want people to look at pictures of your cock, why the hell would you embed them in a long-out-of-print compilation of outtakes by bands like "touch" and "stray dog"?

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Friday, 23 December 2016 02:11 (three years ago) link

you could always msg them and ask!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 23 December 2016 02:13 (three years ago) link

i thought about it but i'm already married and honestly he wasn't much to look at naked.

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Friday, 23 December 2016 02:14 (three years ago) link

also, he's not even online! it took me three weeks to download the damn album because he's never online!

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Friday, 23 December 2016 02:16 (three years ago) link

Maybe all his files are encoded that way, not just the album you downloaded.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 23 December 2016 02:56 (three years ago) link

Still extremely useful to me around year-end time.

clemenza, Friday, 23 December 2016 03:20 (three years ago) link

Well, it's not called "Buried Treasures" for nothing!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 23 December 2016 04:02 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

goddamn your locked files sir

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:45 (one year ago) link

Yeah, what's up with that?

pomenitul, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:46 (one year ago) link

it brings the true free-leeching spirit of SLSK into disrepute, stingy arsey bastards!

calzino, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:49 (one year ago) link

So annoying, as are those tl/dr scripts full of daft rules that pop up on occasion

MaresNest, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:52 (one year ago) link

anyone who uses that auto message for anything other than 'if you can't download try browsing my files first' is a grade-a prick

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:54 (one year ago) link

absolute bell ends.

calzino, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:55 (one year ago) link

'TRADE ONLY' – go fuck yourself, buddy.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:57 (one year ago) link

just want to say bison2, harlemjazz and murdercitydevil - these are what I call proper SLSK'ers. lol I feel like I know them, but have never had any interactions with them.

calzino, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:02 (one year ago) link

Amen to that.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:05 (one year ago) link

my hero = soulvent

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:12 (one year ago) link

Bless all the Japanese music enthusiasts on there, so much amazing stuff I've found.

MaresNest, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:28 (one year ago) link

Can only otm that. My obsession with Japanese music has been fueled profoundly by slsk. I wouldn't know where else to find stuff like that.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:50 (one year ago) link

Not being able to wishlist an item + "flac" because it will just bring up the singular padlock cunt who has it (and is always online) is excruciating

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:01 (one year ago) link

can't you ignore that user? or does that do something else?

StanM, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:08 (one year ago) link

murdercitydevil

top bloke, never spoke a word to him tho

rn I'm trying to find the Asper Bothrops EP and there are two padlock fuckers with it in wav format, it's torture

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:11 (one year ago) link

is it g4nx0

― adam,

it is for me! what's his or her deal?

mom, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 05:15 (four months ago) link

I just had what I think is my first ever 'come and visit our homepage/support our app etc!' message, with an offer of a bunch of freebies. Is that a new thing?

Ngolo Cantwell (Chinaski), Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:26 (four months ago) link

i had one of those the other day. i think i had one a long way back but i hadn't seen one in forever. i did recently upgrade my app, per above discussion, but the 'support' prompt did not at all come immediately

j., Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:35 (four months ago) link

I only downloaded onto my new machine a couple of weeks ago, so that sounds pretty similar to your experience. Got a Windows 10 notification about 10 seconds after, too - telling me about some new EP (I think - I blatted it pretty quick). Weird.

Ngolo Cantwell (Chinaski), Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:38 (four months ago) link

Scramoutcha can fuck right off

Hello fellow Soulseeker! Please review the following points before contacting me:

• Please only contact me if you have an item from my wishlist to exchange (see links below) OR if you have some rare Vinyl lossless rips to offer - Discogs collection links welcomed!
• I am NOT interested in new releases nor unreleased. I exchange complete releases, not loose tracks (exception made for the tracks listed in my track wishlist below).
• Be advised I may ask you to provide spectral analyses to make sure your files are not lossy transcoded (e.g. MP3 128 Kbps converted to FLAC). You can easily create spectrals using Spek: www.github.com/withmorten/spek-alternative#sources--packages
• About my ZIP files: most of my FLAC files are stored on external drives and I keep their references as small zipped files on my computer. If you have something to trade, you will be able to review the files and spectrals before we exchange.
• The items in my collection are NOT for sale. Please do not contact me with monetary offers - I am only interested in exchanges.
• Please do not offer me files that are freely available on Soulseek, Rutracker, open trackers, etc. I have access to them just as well as you do!

......................................................................................................... WISHLIST LINKS ........................................................................................................

1. Lossless ONLY (FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC or APE): https://bit.ly/wishlossless
2. Lossy (MP3, AAC) ≥192 Kbps (unless specified) or Lossless: https://bit.ly/wishlossy

............................................................................. SAME WISHLIST FILTERED BY GENRE (Lossless + Lossy) .....................................................................

• Electronic: https://bit.ly/wishelectronic
• Rare Groove (Soul, Disco, Funk, Jazz, Regional, etc.): https://bit.ly/wishraregrooves
• Rock: https://bit.ly/wishrock
• Hip Hop: https://bit.ly/wishhiphop
• Miscellaneous (Pop, Soundtrack, Classical, etc.): https://bit.ly/wishmisc

..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

🔺Alternatively, feel free to contact me if you have RARE VINYL LOSSLESS RIPS - preferably from the following genres but I am open to all proposals: Soul / Gospel / Funk / Disco / Boogie / Jazz / Folk / Minimal Wave / 90s East Coast Hip Hop / Brazilian / Caribbean / African / Turkish🔺

I will also send you the release you want if you can provide ONE of the following TRACKS in 🔥LOSSLESS🔥 QUALITY (FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC or APE) 💩NOT MP3💩 :

(wishlist follows here)

You have none of these but still want to download from me? Help me identify ONE of the following tracks and you will get the release you want in exchange! (Rare Vinyl rips excluded) [THIS IS NOT A CHALLENGE, I AM REALLY LOOKING FOR THESE!]
• Contemporary Folk track @13MIN in the following mix: https://www65.zippyshare.com/v/iSQDopms/file.html
• Tech-House/Electro-House track @18MIN in the following mix: https://mixesdb.com/?506806
• Brazilian track: ID source release or correct performer of the following cover of "Pena Verde" originally written by Abílio Manoel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTqmpqU1aqo ["Nelson Quinteto" doesn't seem to exist. The performer is not Nelson Oliva]

>> SPECIAL LIBRARY DEAL 📚 :
If you are registered in a public or university library and are willing to loan and rip any CD/LP/DVD from the following Worldcat lists via your national interlibrary loan system, feel free to PM me for a swap agreement:
• USA: https://www.worldcat.org/profiles/RecordsCat/lists/3810567?view=&count=100
• Worldwide: https://www.worldcat.org/profiles/RecordsCat/lists/3811886?view=&count=100

🔺Alternatively, feel free to contact me if you have RARE VINYL LOSSLESS RIPS - preferably from the following genres but I am open to all proposals: Soul / Gospel / Funk / Disco / Boogie / Jazz / Folk / Minimal Wave / 90s East Coast Hip Hop / Brazilian / Caribbean / African / Turkish🔺

🕺 Happy digging! 💃

Deflatormouse, Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:42 (four months ago) link

Yeah, I bumped into that specimen this weekend. Fuck him.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:45 (four months ago) link

Blocked him years ago, but might unblock so I can tell him to fuck off.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:47 (four months ago) link

Just the fucking worst soulseeker. I don't even believe he has everything he claims to have.

pomenitul, Sunday, 26 January 2020 19:47 (four months ago) link

"Be advised I may ask you to provide spectral analyses to make sure your files are not lossy transcoded"

I saw your mom getting some spectral anal-ysis last night night, again!

calzino, Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:04 (four months ago) link

LOL

calstars, Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:29 (four months ago) link

those guys are incredible assholes, but at least pretty rare

more impressed with how many people share nothing. i mean burn two cds, make even a token effort

mookieproof, Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:50 (four months ago) link

Sometimes it might be an accident, like a drive getting unplugged and when you plug it back in it isn't shared anymore until you notice. But even there should something in your Complete folder ffs!

calzino, Sunday, 26 January 2020 21:03 (four months ago) link

there’s a million dudes like that on the ol slsk

brimstead, Sunday, 26 January 2020 21:09 (four months ago) link

nobody ever uploads from me : (

calstars, Sunday, 26 January 2020 22:10 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

a user i had previously banned for sharing nothing just messaged me: really nigga?

mookieproof, Saturday, 15 February 2020 06:12 (three months ago) link

Ah that'd give me flashbacks to 2007-2008

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 15 February 2020 06:17 (three months ago) link

maybe they need to forward their damn ports

brimstead, Saturday, 15 February 2020 06:44 (three months ago) link

I only block (+mute) people for locking their tracks, won't bother browsing people who dl from me so don't encounter people with 0 files shared.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 15 February 2020 09:30 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

c&p'd from the necrobumped thread:

soulseek has been so completely flaky over the last week or so, whenever downloading one file will go and then the rest will just sit there and never start. i know enough that i'm not the only one having this problem but there's no acknowledgement of the problem or any eta on fixing it. i know soulseek is literally old enough to vote at this point and at some point i guess i should just let it go...

in the meantime here are some messages i got recently from someone else having the same problem

(9:37:19)(redacted) re start your files
(11:56:17)(redacted) he y mushroom restart your files

(my slsk username is the same as my ilx username. it is not "mushroom".)

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 23:59 (two weeks ago) link

uh lol @ "he y mushroom". I've been having the same problem lately, and at first I thought it had something to do with the uploaders' preferences (like the way some users will only let you download 10 files at a time before bumping you to the back of their queue). I realized, though, that when I right click on the non-starting files and select "retry downloads", they'll generally start right up. maybe you've tried that already without success?

another issue I've noticed is that when I right click on a file in my search results and click "browse folder", the folder that pops up in the user's library is often several folders above (or below?) the actual file location. I'll be looking for a Krisma album and the highlighted folder will be something by Kris Kristofferson, and I'll have to either scroll up to the right folder or select "browser folder" again to get to the right place. it's a minor gripe, but it's been going on for what seems like years. also sometimes when I right click on a single file and click "download folder(s)", the popup will say "requesting list of files in folder..." but the other files will never show up in the list.

but yeah, I should be thankful that slsk is still functional at all in 2020 and stop being such a
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y28rUFvLXDc

stop trying to make fetch the bolt cutters happen (unregistered), Thursday, 21 May 2020 01:05 (two weeks ago) link

only issue i've had is that

sometimes when I right click on a single file and click "download folder(s)", the popup will say "requesting list of files in folder..." but then totally crash. not sure if they have 50k files in that folder or something, but some users just can't be browsed that way

it remains amazing, as do i as a blazing beacon of ideal tagging

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 May 2020 01:42 (two weeks ago) link

I had the same problem. Un- and reinstalled and it was fixed. Lost my userlist in the process, tho.

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 May 2020 01:47 (two weeks ago) link

ha, I just pay close attention to people's folder hierarchies and avoid downloading from them when it's obvious that their entire library is one megafolder called Justin's Music or whatever. I also avoid users with folders called Música OR Descargas because for whatever reason their files tend to be horribly mistagged or devoid of metadata. it's kind of hard to avoid when downloading Spanish indiepop, though

stop trying to make fetch the bolt cutters happen (unregistered), Thursday, 21 May 2020 02:10 (two weeks ago) link

(not sure why that OR is in all caps)

stop trying to make fetch the bolt cutters happen (unregistered), Thursday, 21 May 2020 02:12 (two weeks ago) link

i love música

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 May 2020 02:30 (two weeks ago) link

yeah i have the same "browse folder" issue, i'm getting better at managing it though

my issues with downloading folders is that i don't get subfolders unless i browse someone's files first, otherwise i just get the dreaded "cd1" and "cd2" directories full of i-don't-know-what

mind you i have wound up being more careful when doing "download folder" precisely because of the continuing all-files-in-one-directory phenomenon; would be nice if some build figured out a way to manage that without crashing the client

and yeah, bad tagging is a continuing issue. i certainly perpetuate it because i don't keep my files cleaned and properly tagged, but few people seem to actually ban me so i'm probably at least doing the bare minimum

i guess i can try un- and re-installing the client. i "upgraded" to the 64 bit version today and it didn't change a thing. mostly i'm worried about my wishlist, which is large and immaculately curated.

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 21 May 2020 03:16 (two weeks ago) link

When I'll still use it...A friend was doing one of those Facebook things this week on his 10 favourite jazz albums. He posted two by Julius Hemphill, who I don't know at all. Checked Amazon, and both started at $100 (with the CD for one ~$700). So over to Soulseek. Otherwise, just the occasional song now.

clemenza, Thursday, 21 May 2020 03:46 (two weeks ago) link

i too long for a reasonably priced reissue of dogon a.d.

budo jeru, Thursday, 21 May 2020 06:12 (two weeks ago) link

i thought they just did one?? in 2011??

j., Thursday, 21 May 2020 06:28 (two weeks ago) link

kate, i downloaded a couple pretty obscure albums from you on slsk a couple months ago that i couldn't really find available anywhere else so thank you!

Clay, Thursday, 21 May 2020 06:36 (two weeks ago) link

people with massive "Music" folders with thousands of files in has been an issue for at least 18 years

I haven't really had any issues lately?

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 08:23 (two weeks ago) link

I have unsorted folders for upcoming years, 1935-2015, sometimes with thousands of tracks inside, occasionally people try to download them and quickly cancel everything, sorry guys, in a decade or so they will all be nicely sorted.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 21 May 2020 08:39 (two weeks ago) link

I've been unable to see my wishlist or dl progress / transfers for over a year and I've just been sorta dealing with it. The Soulseek icon on my desktop will flash but I can't see what it's notifying me about, whether it's something that's come up on my (vanished) wishlist or someone trying to communicate with me via chat. The only way I know something has completed downloading is by searching the Soulseek folder on my desktop. I don't use slsk a ton so it's not a huge deal and is just something I've gotten used to but I bet it would drive some people crazy.

And yes, the users with one gigantic folder are anathema. Because of the situation I describe above, when I do accidentally select "download folder" and it's this, I no longer have any way of stopping or canceling the downloads, so I've had to construct a tedious and elaborate workaround wherein I go in and lock the corresponding folder on my browser so nothing can be added to it, as this is literally the only way I've found to avoid flooding my laptop with someone's entire music library. As a result I have a handful of locked folders in my Soulseek subfolder, variously called "singles," or "my music" or whatever and it's really annoying.

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:01 (two weeks ago) link

(they remain there because if I unlock them and try to trash them, they reappear every time I open soulseek and commence filling up again)

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:03 (two weeks ago) link

That's very odd. Have you tried reinstalling slsk? I quit using wishlist ages ago, I remember a friend tried it for the first time and put "beatles" on his wishlist, had to delete and reinstall then too, it just crashed whenever you opened it.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:14 (two weeks ago) link

this is of course in the days before "beatles" was a blocked search term

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:15 (two weeks ago) link

I have literally none of these problems, and I've got it running on Linux and Windows (different machines obv)

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:31 (two weeks ago) link

Have you tried reinstalling slsk?

Several times. Same problem. It's a weird one.

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:32 (two weeks ago) link

Not encountered any of the problems above. My only gripe would be that for the last couple of weeks the search results are way less?

Am I imagining this or did they used to have a connect/disconnect to server button, and you could connect to a different server and get other search results?

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:36 (two weeks ago) link

in 2020 one of my favorite ways of discovering music is still searching on slsk for obscure tracks i like and checking out all the comps that theyve appeared on that show up in the search results, god bless this wonderful program

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:11 (two weeks ago) link

xp -- check your router settings

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Thursday, 21 May 2020 15:48 (two weeks ago) link

firewalls too, seems to be less of a problem than it once was though.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 21 May 2020 15:58 (two weeks ago) link

fwiw the version of Slsk I'm running on my Windows laptop is quite old, 2017.2.20, maybe these problems people are having are due to bugs in newer versions?

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:14 (two weeks ago) link

yeah, installing an old version might be an idea.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:56 (two weeks ago) link

i was running 2017.02.20 before

funnily enough once i connected to my vpn things started to work fine... i did see the site did recommend i turn off my isp's firewall software, but i'm not necessarily going to turn off my isp's firewall just because some piracy site on the internet tells me to, y'know? i am not exactly happy with the notion that the major american isp i use seems to have determined soulseek to be a "malicious site" that needs to be blocked and that i don't know a way to tell it "yeah no go ahead and let that through". but fuck it, that's a classic first world problem, right?

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 21 May 2020 20:49 (two weeks ago) link

i only buy a new computer when i'm absolutely forced to, just so i don't have to deal with all the port forwarding bullshit again

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 May 2020 20:56 (two weeks ago) link

the weird thing there is, on this laptop I haven't bothered doing the ports. they are CLOSED! yet everything still works fine, I get lots of search results and don't have any trouble downloading anything. I'm using the 2018.1.30 linux version here.

I'm not actually sharing any files on this laptop though, it's my ancient spare one but the screen is broken on my other laptop that has shared files on it, I just use this in the living room and if I feel like downloading something. I get banned every now and again but don't care because I can just cue it up on the other laptop if that happens.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:28 (two weeks ago) link

yeah you can still download with closed ports -- can't upload tho

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:30 (two weeks ago) link

ah fair enough then

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:33 (two weeks ago) link


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