Welcome to P5 Software for Gnutella Online Help.
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P5 Recent Results Window
The P5 recent results window lists the last 333 Gnutella Search results. This is basically a snapshot of what is being written to your P5 Database. To create a P5 report on the results, click the P5 help tab, and select the type of report you'd like to generate. The Recent P5 Results Window is refreshed every 333 results that P5 has found, in this case 'metallica'. These P5 results will reflect your particular Search Options presented in your Search and Options Window.
P5 Gnutella Connections Status Window
In the P5 Connections Status Window, you start P5. Once you start P5 (like in this screenshot), the P5 Start Button is labeled the Stop Button, and can be used to Stop your Gnutella Network connections. Using this P5 Window, you may change your Options, request more Gnutella Hosts, disconnect certain hosts, and add Gnutella Network connections manually.
Accept Incoming Connections - Controls whether or not you accept incoming Gnutella Connections. When selecting this option, also select how you would like P5 to detect your IP Internet Address. If you're behind a firewall, you'll need to define your IP, and setup your connection port to listen for incoming connections on.
Change Button - The Change button is activated when you modify either your "Maintain # of Connections" Value (which tells P5 how many Gnutella Connections to keep up), or the "Maximum # of Connections" value which tells P5 how many Gnutella Connections may be used total. Generally, the faster your internet connection, the more connections you may support, and the more results P5 will find and record.
Gnutella Network Status - These values show how many Gnutella Hosts P5 has found, how many files they are sharing alltogether, and their combined file sizes. P5 automatically requests more hosts periodically, but you may also manually request more by clicking the "More" button.
Local Gnutella Stats - Your local Gnutella Network statistics are presented here, and refreshed every second. This displays via IN/OUT how many packets come in, go out, searches you've received (which are not forwarded), searches you've sent, the number of packets sent and received per second, as well as the total bandwidth being used per second in each direction. You'll notice much less traffic going out as P5 Software essentially places a roadblock in Gnutella further protecting the illegal spreading of files. At no time does P5 forward any searches (unless they match your own) and doesn't ever forward search results.
Add, More, Disconnect and Start/Stop Buttons - Above the Add button are the new Gnutella Network hosts found, pull down and let go to connect to one of them. You may also manually type in a gnutella host, like "gnutellahosts.com" and click Add which will manually connect to them on the Gnutella Network. "More" will request more Gnutella Hosts, however P5 does handle this automatically. Select a Gnutella Host from the Above list, and click Disconnect to disconnect them (highlighting multiple hosts will disconnect all of them). "Start/Stop" starts and stops your connection to the Gnutella Network.
P5 Database and Search Options Window
Under the P5 Database and search options window, you setup your Search Options to create the P5 Database. By default the P5 Database is named P5_Gnutella.mdb, but you may have several P5 Databases, load new ones, or load existing ones. The last P5 database you used is automatically started back up once you run P5 again.
Store By Options - You may store each and every search result P5 finds on the Gnutella Network by selecting "Store All Gnutella Search Results to DB", or you may use the Search Options to "Store only these Gnutella Search Results to DB". When storing results only by certain matches, you can use AND or OR. The AND option matches each of the search options, and OR matches any of the search options.
By Keyword or Filename - When searching by Keywords or Filenames, you can use multiple keywords or filenames by seperating them by spaces. Example "metallica test" would search for both the keyword metallica and the keyword test. When searching by keywords or filenames, you may also setup P5 to Automatically search every few minutes. P5 also automatically searches each new Gnutella Host you're connected to.
By FileTypes - You may also search AND/OR by filetypes where multiple filetypes are seperated by COMMAS. This option would search and record all matches for the particular file type, for instance ".mp3,.exe" would return both mp3's and exe's.
By IP Octet Range - This option searches the results IP's for particular IP Octets, and multiple IP Octets may be seperated by COMMAS. Search by IP Octet is not required, and can be done during reporting on a broad P5 Database, but is useful if you want to target a certain country or a certain ISP during database creation. An IP Octet is any or all numbers that are part of an internet protocol address worldwide.
P5 Database Mining Window
The P5 Database Mining Window contains more options for the Database, as well as the P5 Database Maintainance Button.
Trace the Search Results as they come in - This option is recommended, but can take a second or two. The faster your computer and internet connection, the more we recommend this option. You may however do this if you choose to run Maintainance. This option traces and pinpoints the Gnutella Users to their geographic location on the Internet as well as their ISP.
P5 Database Maintainance - You can use the P5 Database Maintainance to add more entries to your database, by tracing any untraced hosts as well as determining the Gnutella Software used by the User. This is not required and is optional.
P5 File Verification - Use this option if you'd also like to determine the Gnutella Software used by the user sharing the file. This can be used as further evidence in your P5 Report for prosecution of the user and/or termination of the users illegal activity. When using this option, P5 doesn't actually download the file, but simply requests it recording the Gnutella Software used on the other end while masking itself as one of them.
P5 Help and Reports Window
The P5 Help and Reports Window is extremely important. Here is where you actually generate P5 Reports on the evidence P5 has collected for you. Once you select this Window, a P5 report is automatically named using the month/day/year, or you may create your own P5 Report filename. As P5 Reports are generated, they are added to the pull down list, and you may view any of them in your web browser, and print them.
Include the following fields in the P5 Report - Each of the listed fields are recorded to your current P5 Database as the search results come in according to your Search Options. The fields checked in this screenshot are recommended, but you may include or declude any by clicking their box.
Create the P5 Report using the following Criteria (and/or) - Here is how you actually search your P5 Database and create the report. You may report once for each user, or include each record for each user. You can create an entire P5 report on the entire database, or select the options and report only on those. Using AND/OR you can search for all options matching, or any of your search options matching. When searching by IP Octet in your P5 Report, detailed IP Octet information is added to the beginning of your P5 report. Also when searching by Internet DNS contains, a Domain Name Record for the Domain is added to the beginning of the P5 Report. Once you've created the P5 Report, you can print it and present it as evidence.
If you'd like to see some sample P5 Reports, please click here.
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