A lot of edonkey/emule indexing sites are taken down lately.
Would it be possible to a way to keep track of new podcasts or series from emule itself.
My idea is the following.
Instead of going to an indexing site and looking for a new file you are interested in. Have this feature build into emule and make it run offline.
Now a person who is posting checked content on an edonkey site has the problem that this site could be taken down or is dreadfully slow due to high traffic.
If is was possible to post a database like file in the edonkey space that contained all the files that this person has published, people would only have to download this file through emule. If emule could read this file people could select the files they are interested in ad place in into the queue.
If the person wanted to update the database file he published, he would only have to post an update. If the name of this update was formatted correctly emule could be programmed to automatically look for this file and if found download it and add it to the main database file.
The result is some kind of virtual indexing site or subscription. You no longer need to go to a website. Emule would automatically update itself and possibly automatically start downloading the content you are interested in.
This would keep the traffic to the internet site where you found the link to the first database file to a minimum and once a "service" is out there it is impossible to take down and also it is virtually impossible to track the person who posts the updates because there is no website he has to post to.
An example of this is the publication of the content of "The realworld". When this site was taken down a HTML version of its database was published in the emule space and now its content is available offline for everybody and there is no site to take down, because it is already down. If the database of The Realworld could be read by emule and updates where possible. The website would be virtually there and people or organisations with bad intent would not be able to take it down
Sadly I can not program to save my life otherwise I would try my self
Let me know what you think.