What is MLDonkey?
MLDonkey is a door to the 'donkey' world (on Windows it's normally called eMule), a multi-network, multi-platform open source P2P application used to exchange big files on the Internet and present most features of the basic Windows donkey client (eMule client) and additionally supports overnet, fasttrack, bittorrent and gnutella protocols (and more)! So how does it work with QNAP NAS? Take a look at the scenario below:
Below's the installation guide and basic usage for MLDonkey on QNAP NAS using QPKG software package. Please note that firmware version 2.1.0 build 0530 onwards is required.
Step 1 - Install & Start MLDonkey via QPKG Platform
Go to 'System Tools' -> 'QPKG' and click on button 'Get QPKG' to get a list a currently available software packages.
Once downloaded first unzip the file archive then go to 'System Tools' -> 'System Update' and install the mldonkey.qpkg file the same way as if you were updating the system firmware.
Upon successful installation you should see a QPKG entry like the screen below. Now click 'Enable' to start the MLDonkey service. Once you see the status becomes 'Enabled' you may continue to the next step. Please note that the default username and password for MLDonkey is admin/admin.
Before you start using MLDonkey you will have to forward 2 ports for incoming connections from other clients in order to gain better connection rate. QNAP has default this port to 15000 (TCP) and 15004 (UDP), and users should ensure forwarding both ports on your router to the internal IP address of your NAS that's running the MLDonkey. If you are unsure whether or not these ports are forwarded properly you may go to this site and enter your WAN IP to test them.
Step 2 - Download, Install & Configure Sancho
Download the latest stable version (0.9.4-58 at the time of writing) for:
(The guide below will mainly be based on Windows installation)
Once downloaded double-click the setup file and install as normal Windows software installation. After successful installation start the program and first of all you will be taken through a few steps for configuration. Now you should see a setup screen like below. Click on 'Next' to continue.
Simple ingore this step and hit 'Next' to continue.
Configure the required settings according to the suggestions in red.
If you can see the NAS IP address at the top you are now connected to the MLDonkey.
Now go to the 'Servers' tab, you need to connect to some servers if it did not do it for you automatically.
You may now fire some searches and start filling up your 'Transfer' list.
If you reach this step successfully, Congratulations! You've just turned your NAS into eMule/eDonkey downloader! You may shut down your PCs at any time for the same purpose.
External Resource & Links
MLDonkey simple configuration provided by Fabtar
MLDonkey simple guide Provided by Fabtar