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Ares Galaxy

Ares Galaxy
Screenshot of the search section of Ares Galaxy


Stable release

2.3.0 (August 17, 2014 (2014-08-17)

Written in Delphi
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Peer-to-peer filesharing
License GPL
Website (inconsistently updated) or Ares Sourceforge page

Ares Galaxy is an open source BitTorrent protocol and Shoutcast radio stations.


  • The Ares Network 1
  • Hashlinks 2
  • SHOUTcast 3
  • Alternatives 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

The Ares Network

Ares development began in the middle of 2002 and was originally operating on the

  • Ares Galaxy on

External links

  1. ^ "Ares Galaxy at". AresGalaxy. 
  2. ^ Ares Introduces Firewall to Firewall Transfers


  • Warez P2P (development of an Ares compatible version has been discontinued)
  • Clients using the giFT backend, like Poisoned (Mac OS X) or KCeasy (Windows), connect to the Ares network, in addition to OpenFT and gnutella. (official development of the backend engine stopped in 2004)
  • FileCroc connects to the Ares network and the BitTorrent network.
  • iGotcha! connects to the Ares chat network and is designed for Mac OS X.
  • jAres P2P connects to the Ares network, but is still on development. Written in Java and Open Source. See the Official homepage.

The following stand-alone alternative clients are known to connect with the Ares network:


From version 1.9.9, Ares Galaxy has experimental support for the SHOUTcast internet radio.


  • arlnk://chatroom:127.x.x.x:port|roomname
  • arlnk://radio:127.x.x.x:port

As from Ares 1.9.6 plaintext hashlinks are supported using the following format:

Ares has "hashlinks" functionality, it is able to search for peers with files pertaining to a hash and download from them. Ares also uses hashlinks for its Windows Live Messenger style chatrooms and its direct chat tool.


For some changes in the network, Ares is not able to discover new peers by itself. Copying and pasting a special hashlink in the Address bar is needed to import super nodes into Ares.

protocol. BitTorrent connections and therefore appear at the top of the list for any search query that returns them as a result. Some users report that the reliability of establishing connections can be difficult and erratic. From version 1.9.4, Ares included basic support for the bandwidth files on Ares that never start downloading. These files are hosted from multiple computers using extremely high-MP3, have started hosting fake RIAA, working for the BayTSP and MediaDefender. However this has changed as its popularity as a file sharing network increased. Since late 2006, several anti-piracy groups, including FastTrack The Ares network was, at one time, largely free from fake and corrupt files, unlike others like [2]

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