LimeWire is a software package which enables individuals to search for and share computer files with anyone on the internet. LimeWire is compatible with the Gnutella file-sharing protocol and can connect with anyone else running Gnutella-compatible software. At startup, the LimeWire program will connect, via the internet, to the LimeWire Gateway, a specialized intelligent Gnutella router, at startup to maximize the user's viewable network space. Further, the most recent version of Lime Wire enables Group functionality, so that users can connect to other people interested in sharing the same kinds of files that they are.
- TCP ConnectBack requests now correctly establish a connection, allowing LimeWires to detect if they are firewalled. This change will require many people upgrading to the newer version in order to be useful.
- Various handshaking bugs are fixed. You can no longer maintain a connection between two leaves, and the first few connections attempts as a leaf will require a LimeWire Ultrapeer.
- Metadata wasn't being saved properly upon LimeWire's exit, causing LimeWire to rescan all shared files for metadata. With this fixed, LimeWire should use much less resources starting up and will share files with their metadata sooner.
- LimeWire would respond to multiple of the same push request if it received it from more than one location (push proxies or directly). This is corrected so that now LimeWire will only make one outgoing connection and discard the extra push messages.
- The method for LimeWire to distribute newer properties to the network was broken. This is now fixed. This will become effective when a large amount of users upgrade.
Download: LimeWire Basic 4.2.4
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