The entire institute using GNU/Linux !!

January 10, 2009 at 4:12 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

Well, not really, but in a way they are.
We use DC++(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC%2B%2B) for all our file sharing needs. A central DC++ hub is required to transfer requests between peers. Previously it used to be hosted on some Windows machines in the hostels. Now, thanks to Roshan’s vision, the GLUG(http://lug.nitdgp.ac.in) server runs opendchub (http://opendchub.sourceforge.net/), and everyone connects to it. It is now very easy to publicise GNU/Linux through periodic broadcast messages. Nice move Roshan 🙂

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4 Comments

  1. pR@tz said,

    Don’t you think PtokaX is better than Opendchub?

  2. Roshan said,

    Thanks man 🙂

    Actually I tried PtokaX initially but could not compile it so using opendchub simple and easy to use.

  3. pR@tz said,

    I managed to install Ptokax in my Ubuntu 8.10, but when I execute it I got an error “Server start failed!” … and with opendchub, can you guide me in configuring it, like configuring the welcome message, broadcasting messages, games and all….

  4. Roshan said,

    Download the source there is a readme which explains every thing. Read this http://wireless.subsignal.org/index.php?title=Opendchub_Administration

    Also the welcome message is in /root/.opendchub/motd file. You can edit this to change the welcome message. Actually it was not showing welcome message , I have hacked the source to do that.

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