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Written by GregorK   
Sunday, 01 May 2005
Phex is a file sharing program running on the Gnutella Network. It will run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and other operating systems supporting Java 1.5 or later.

  • Phex is a FREE of spyware and adware
    Phex never containd any kind of spyware, adware or any other kind of bundled software. (Softpedia award)
  • Multi-plattform support
    Whether you use Windows, MAC OS X, Linux (a gentoo-ebuild is avaible via portage) or Solaris Phex is able to run on them all. All you need is a operation system that offers Java 1.5 or later.
  • Multi-source downloads (Swarming)
    Often the file you like to download is available on several different hosts. Phex will request different segments of the file from each host in parallel. After successfully downloading a segment Phex will merge it with the other segments of that file. This results in a much higher download speed. If a host is too slow the segment is split during download and given to another host. To make sure you never run out of hosts Phex is able to find new download hosts by itself with the automatic search functionality and features the Download Mesh.
    You can choose for each download whether the segments should be chosen according to their availability (rarest first, BitTorrent-Style), their place in the file (earlier segments first, useful for previewing the file) or randomly.
  • Advanced configuration options
    Phex offers very advanced configuration options. Much more than many other clients can offer. Especially advanced user can configure Phex according to their needs and are able to tune and see the effect of different settings.
  • Passive searching and snooping for files
    With the passive search functionality Phex is able to constantly monitor the traffic that goes through the network and collect search results that match your passive search term. Also Phex snoops the traffic for new download candidates you need to finish your downloads faster. This type of searching is also useful for longtime monitoring of available files on the network.
  • Other features include:
    • Multiple searches.
    • Ultrapeer and compression technology for reduced bandwidth.
    • Integrated chat.
    • Browse host support.
    • Bitzi metadata lookup.
    • MAGMA support.
Last Updated ( Monday, 23 June 2008 )
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