are this credits and why should I collect them?
Credits reward users who upload. The transferred amount
of data determines the amount of credits. Credits are
not global, i.e. the can only be used on the client who
grants the credits.
Credits are a major modifier when calculating the progress
in another client's queue. The more credits you have
the faster you will advance.
can I see my credit score?
To prevent manipulating the score, the credits are not
stored locally on your hard disk but on the other client's
hard disk. It is not possible to count own credits.
lost /deleted my clients.met file. Are my credits gone?
Losing this file doesn't mean that your credits are
gone but all credits other people have on your client.
creates a backup of the clients.met file (clients.met.BAK)
so you can restore the file by renaming the backup
Are credits secure?
eMule uses a key handshake method to make sure the
credits belong to this special client. Credits stored
for a user
are only granted if this authentication has been successful.
to lose the credits anyway.
As described above the credits are coupled with the secure
user authentication. The secret key for this authentication
is calculated from information which is stored in preferences.dat and cryptkey.dat.
Should one of this files be lost you will no longer be
able to prove that you are the rightful owner of the credits.
If you lose only cryptkey.dat, it is mandatory
to delete the preferences.dat file, too.
Updated on: 2003-09-03 by Monk