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Favor needed from P2P app users!
« on: February 03, 2005, 11:06:14 AM »
Hi guys,

we'd need a small favor from you. We're looking for the file names masks that your P2P programs are using when downloading files. I mean the names of the files before the download is complete.

For example, WinMX names incomplete files like __INCOMPLETE___original-filename.mp3
Kazaa AFAIK uses something like XXXXXXXX.dat where X's are some random numbers.

Etc etc...


Please report the name of the P2P app, and the filename mask.
We're looking to ways to enhance the P2P Shield and excluding those interim files from scanning is one way to greatly improve performance.


Thanks
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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2005, 12:46:25 PM »
Bearshare - TMPoriginal-filename(1).tiger  And   TMPoriginal-filename.dat


It seems to use 2 files when downloading:

"TMPoriginal-filename(1).tiger" is a white file that looks corrupt.

"TMPoriginal-filename.dat" is the actual file (.mp3 etc).

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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2005, 01:07:33 PM »
Shareaza 2.1 stores its incomplete files here:

C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Shareaza\Incomplete by default
But this location can be changed by the user.

Shareaza puts some random characters in front of the actual file name. eg: XYTGJ3QZKMMGDUVD3AGEGRAVZHZDRF42 filename.ext

There is also an associated .SD file with the same filename. eg: XYTGJ3QZKMMGDUVD3AGEGRAVZHZDRF42 filename.ext.sd
« Last Edit: February 05, 2005, 10:36:52 AM by xistenz »

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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2005, 04:45:46 PM »
I tried the following P2P porgies

eMule
makes several temp files during DL

00X.part
00X.part.met
00X.part.met.bak

In my test X varies from 1 to 3 my guess it will be higher when dl bigger files.

Azureus
Original file name

eXeem
Original file name

Hope this helps

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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2005, 07:59:21 PM »
LimeWire Pro:

Folder: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Incomplete
(Can be changed by user.)

Files:
1) T-4753890-<orig filename.extension>
2) T-4366419-<orig filename.extension>

Not sure how the names get generated... I will try to find it out :)

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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2005, 06:42:20 PM »
DC++ (DirectConnect): orignal filename
eMule mods use also other file extensions than .bak .met .part, probably depends on mod.

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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2005, 10:38:33 AM »
In addition to my last post,

The random characters in front of the file name for incomplete Shareaza files is in fact that file's sha1 number.

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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2005, 10:59:05 AM »
eMule mods use also other file extensions than .bak .met .part, probably depends on mod.
But the actual temp file is only that with the '.part' extension. Every eMule uses these part-files. The other files (depending on what eMule-Mod you use) contain for example information about sources or settings for this file. These are usually small files.

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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2005, 03:49:40 PM »
DC++ Temp files: filename .dctmp
DC++ seems to use .dctmp, but also during download continuously updates target file. Maybe theat depends on some settings???

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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2005, 04:02:58 PM »
Bearshare

In addition to Lee16's comment about Bearshare...

The active download files are in a TEMP directory; after download is finished they are moved to DOWNLOAD directory (I am sure you know this). :)

I agree with Lee that there are always two files while downloading.

I disagree only on one point with Lee, because in Explore\Bearshare\TEMP I see that the DAT file is between 1-5K and disappears when the download is complete; the actual file that is building is ONLY named the same as the posted share file with no .extension.

example:

      NAME                                                     SIZE                      TYPE

POPULARPROGRAM FULL COPY                   3k                        DAT  FILE
POPULARPROGRAM FULL COPY              163,105 KB               WinZip File


The TYPE can be termed Tiger, ZIP, DAT, WinRAR Archive, etc.

The "white file" Lee is referring to is the icon in front of the NAME.  The data file has the white Windows system icon, while the program name can have a zip icon, rar icon, etc.

I hope that after posting my "organization" of the examples above stays organized, it may mess up after posting. Hopefully you can understand what I am talking about if it does...

Hope this helps...

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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2005, 06:41:05 PM »
Hello,

I use eMule Plus version 1o.  eMule Plus assigns a number in ascending order, to each file as it is selected for download.  It creates seven related files (but this can be changed in user preferences).  If the assigned number is 17 the files look like:

017.part – file that hasn’t finished downloading
017.part.met – stores filename and tracks downloaded sections (data chunks) and custom priority settings
017.part.met.bak – back up of the previous file
017.part.settings – preview settings
017.part.stats – collects upload statistics for files still downloading

017.part.dir – saves customised destination directories
017.part.txtsrc – keeps track of most reliable file sources per use

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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2005, 05:21:08 PM »
Soulseek:

INCOMPLETE~filename.mp3


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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2005, 09:35:02 PM »
ARES:

___ARESTRA___original-filename.mp3

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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2005, 10:31:48 AM »
Bit Torrent:

standart path

C:\Torrent\temp

all files in this DIR are real neamed but incompled... there can be archive´s ord SubDIR

the finished files:

C:\Torrent\incoming
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Re: Favor needed from P2P app users!
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2005, 10:37:01 AM »
BitComet bittorrent client uses a .bc! filename extension for incomplete files.

[original-name].[original-extension].bc!