Hydranode is a peer-to-peer client, designed from ground up to support a large amount of networks and protocols, including those usually not found in multi-network P2P clients, such as FTP, HTTP, Newsgroups, IRC. Naturally, all "normal" P2P networks will be supported as well, such as eDonkey/eMule, DirectConnect, Bittorrent, Ares, etc.
Not quite. We attempt to take the best features of existing clients, and combine them, in order to have a client that satisfies every user's needs. We also have a number of features planned that will be unique to Hydranode.
At this time, only a command-line version is available. Graphical user interfaces are being designed and developed already, and should be available in the coming months.
The command-line version runs a telnet server on port 9999 that you can connect to using standard telnet program, like this:
telnet localhost 9999
Hydranode Shell is a unix-like environment. The most useful commands are:
Hydranode uses standard .ini files for configuration, found at $(HOME)/.hydranode/ directory (or config\ subdir on Windows). Edit the files using your favourite editor, but remember to shut down Hydranode before editing them, or Hydranode will overwrite your changes.
I'm sorry. If you post a thread to our Support Forums, I might be able to answer it there.