Developer website: MysterNetworks
The Myster protocol and application have been developed in response to a cry for a peer-to-peer file sharing system which efficiently operates without the need for a central logistics server. By answering that cry, Myster takes the best of features in other file sharing utilities, raising the bar to a new level in distributed file sharing over the Internet.
Some key features of Myster include:
- A completely distributed framework of peers, eliminating any need for a central server
- The ability to search the network without "flooding" it with requests for information.
- Support for multiple types of data, not just MP3s
- A realtime, self-organizing and self-optimizing network
- A user friendly interface
- Reorganized and refined the Search window controls
- 1 user can no longer hog all a server's download spots
- A MultiColumn Liste has replaced the single file list in the Connection window (now sorts)
- New tab graphics in the Server Stats window. They now actually look like tabs (hurray)
- The search engine now uses 20 searcher threads instead of 15 - > 25% performance gain.
- Switched the top ten connection section from 'TCP' to 'UDP / TCP'
- Switched the get type list from 'TCP' to 'UDP / TCP'
- File info retrieval no longer requires a separate thread
- Tracker category pull down menu is now consistent with other pull down menus
- " - Myster" now appears after every window name in Linux (Exception Progress windows)
- Fixed a freeze that happened sometimes when starting a new download
- Fixed a problem causing the disconnect button not to disconnect a downloading user
- Fixed a bug where the PORN type would list no files
- Corrected oddities found by FindBugs
- New start up screen showing a progress window and splash graphic
- Myster now takes up less processor time when running in the background