aMule is an eMule-like client for the eD2k and Kademlia networks, supporting multiple platforms.
aMule can be installed with package official repositories., available in the
amuled is a full featured aMule daemon, running without any user interface (GUI). It is controlled by remote access through aMuleGUI (GTK+), aMuleWeb, or aMuleCmd.
The package provides two systemd services:
amuleweb. First you need to configure it. You need to provide passwords for external connection and admin password for
amuled service and
amuleweb if you require it. Enable them to start aMule every boot.
amulweb service is started, it is available at
http://127.0.0.1:4711 (or with external address of your host).
At package installation time a new user account amule created. This account is used to run systemd services.
All configuration and temporary files are kept in amule home directory
/var/lib/amule among them:
- config file for amuled
- config file for amuleweb
At the package instalation time pacman generates a simple
amule.conf file with preset external connection password. The same password is used for amuleweb config file. One can use the password for connecting amule from other remote clients such as amule-gui.
To generate password, run:
$ echo -n your password here | md5sum | cut -d ' ' -f 1
The output of the above command is the encrypted password. Now you edit the config file by adding following lines under section
[ExternalConnect] AcceptExternalConnections=1 ECPassword=<encrypted password>
Do not forget that all files under
/var/lib/amule should be owned by amule user.
# chown amule:amule -R /var/lib/amule
Create configuration files
Start amuleweb too using the user you just created to create the configuration file:
$ sudo -u amule amuleweb --write-config --password=password here --admin-pass=web password here
Note that here, the password here is the unencrypted password you used to configure amuled. web password here is the unencrypted for the log in on the web interface. This command will write configuration file as such.
Amulegui is a GTK+ interface for aMule.
Some automatic actions settings are avaible through Settings → Events. The core command notify-send (requires) is useful to set notifications, using some amule variables. In example, set the core command in the section Download completed for a notification when a download is complete:
notify-send -i amule "%NAME completed (%SIZE bytes)"
The option "-i amule" includes the amule icon (a custom file may be specified adding its path between apostrophes, instead of "amule" icon filename).