At least for mldonkey-2.5.28 the former info
Contrast: The [[enable_donkey]] option turns on the servent (client/server) portion of mldonkey/mlnet that connects you to the network. You can share and retrieve files with [[enable_donkey]]. [[enable_server]] is normally false. [[enable_server]]=true turns on an -additional- server function. It turns your 'mldonkey/mlnet servent' into a full server on the edonkey network, supporting hundreds of other clients. Similar to running a dedicated server + the mldonkey/mlnet servent. For those reasons, running with the [[enable_server]] function takes up a LOT of resources on your computer. Again, do not confuse this setting with [[enable_donkey]], that is the only setting needed to fetch and share files.
is IMHO ..., hmmm ... wrong.
- There is no option variable 'enable_server' in mldonkey-2.5.28 source or documentation, this was probably a typo.
_there's still a src/networks/server directory with code, but code to compile it seems to have disappeared from the Makefile. So you're right, that feature can be considered dead._
_Uuh strange. Instead of being removed at once, that feature was renamed [
1.32&r21.33 Cymes] (which seems to be an experimental network at the INRIA). Was that feature really compatible with donkey clients ? Did it fork from the donkey network since then ? Probably only b8_bavard could tell us the whole story..._
- The existing 'enable_servers' variable __enables connections to eDonkey servers__ and is set to 'false' per default.
So, if you want to you use the eDonkey network,
set enable_donkey to true (to use it as a peer), and
set enable_servers to true to enable connections to eDonkey servers if you want to use them to search for sources etc.