ANTS P2P GUIDE
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Installing ANts on Linux
Check and install Java
Check if you have java 1.5. installed. (Older versions wonīt work!)(Sometimes
this version is named 'JRE 5.0' by Sun.)
If you just have an older version, try the updatemanager of your distribution
for an update. If there is none available, download the current version at
Start a shell and locate the downloaded file. Then set the
Run this self-deflating
Install the resulting rpm-file:
Download the latest ANts from
Open a shell and navigate to the downloaded .jar file.
Start the Java-based ANts setup:
A graphical installer will show and ask for your preferred language.
(Caution: some translations are weak. Use English if possible.)
The installer can create links for starting ANtsP2P. Choosing your home-dir isnīt bad. Sometimes this does not work and could cause errors, which are no problem.
To start ANts, you should use the shellscript located in the ANts folder. It is just called ANtsP2P without a file-extenstion. This is also the targetfile if you want to create a startup-link on your desktop. This startup-script analyses your Linux-installation which takes some time. Just be patient. :)
When ANts is started the first time (or the settings.ant file is missing), a configuration-wizzard is shown. Choose your preferred language, connection-speed, and hostname/IP. By default the hostname/IP is given. If your internetconnection is via router, I recommend to delete the hostname and just specify the IP-address of your network-card. Try the 'ifconfig' shell-command if you are unsure. Check the options 'Remember value' and 'search peers on GWebCache'.
Add a share directory: specify which files you want ANts to share with
Now you should see the ANtsP2P userinterface.
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