As its name suggests, Gtk-Gnutella is a Gnutella client written in GTK+ for any GNU/Linux operating systems. It is an open source, efficient, fast, reliable and freely distributed graphical application that allows you to easily connect to a Gnutella peer-to-peer network
Features at a glance
Key features include full support for the Gnutella peer-to-peer (P2P) network, including DHT (Distributed Hash Table), support for Magnet links, state-of-the-art file swarming, support for NAT-PMP (NAT Port Mapping Protocol) and UPnP (Universal Plug and Play), as well as Transport Layer Security (TLS) support.
The application is highly customizable and configurable, it’s low on resources and interoperable any other Gnutella implementation. It provides users with a very modern graphical user interface (GUI) that allows them to easily connect to a Gnutella network and download files. In addition, a command-line interface (CLI) is also provided for advanced Linux users.
Modern, tabbed GUI
As mentioned, Gtk-Gnutella comes with a modern graphical user interface that features tabs, which allows you to quickly navigate between multiple view modes (network, searches, downloads, uploads, statistics, search monitor, upload history, hostcache and search stats). On the left side of the window it will display the total number of connections, uploads and downloads, as well as HTTP, Gnutella and DHT traffic.
Supported operating systems and architectures
Gtk-Gnutella is a multi-platform application that supports Linux, BSD (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD), Darwin, Solaris, Tru64 UNIX (OSF/1), SGI IRIX and BeOS operating systems. Supported CPU architectures include x86, x86_64, PowerPC, SPARC and MIPS.
Under the hood and availability
The program is written entirely in the C programming language and uses the cross-platform GTK+ GUI toolkit for its graphical user interface. It has been designed from the offset to run non-stop (24/7), as its consumes very little CPU time.
Currently, Gtk-Gnutella is distributed as pre-built binary packages for Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu and their derivatives. It has been successfully tested under 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.