Amule and ed2k links

To make FireFox launch ed2k links correctly (in aMule) you have to follow some simple steps to tell it how to handle a new external protocol. This should get rid of the dreaded "ed2k is not a registered protocol" error you were most likely getting before.
  • Enter about:config in the address bar
  • Right click on the list, select New, then Boolean; enter network.protocol-handler.external.ed2k as Preference Name and true as Value
  • Now right click, select New and String; enter network.protocol-handler.app.ed2k as Preference Name and /usr/bin/ed2k
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hi 2005-02-05 06:36pm - funkstik@yahoo.com - Logged IP: 218.225.89.249

I can't enter the string. I mistakenly entered the String info as a boolean and never got to enter the /usr/bin/ed2k info and now I can't delete the entry nor can I create the string. Help?

Grundy S. 2005-05-07 11:51am - No Email - Logged IP: 216.145.15.226

Awesome, thanks. My only change was the system-specific install location, "/usr/share/edonkey/edonkey2000" instead of "/usr/bin/ed2k".

Now if only eDonkey had a Web interface like eMule. Or, eMule had a linux installer that did not have a dozen confusing dependencies...

Grundy S 2005-05-07 12:34pm - keinnamens (at] excite,com - Logged IP: 216.145.15.226

This did not work on Mac OS X. For the path, I tried /Applications/eDonkey2000/edonkey2000.app/Contents/MacOS/edonkey2000 and /Applications/eDonkey2000/edonkey2000.app Firefox still reports "ed2k is not a registered protocol". I restarted FireFox, and found the same problem. Ideas?

Grundy S 2005-05-07 12:50pm - No Email - Logged IP: 216.145.15.226

I confirmed the correctness of the path by opening Apple Terminal and pasting: /Applications/eDonkey2000/edonkey2000.app/Contents/MacOS/edonkey2000 "" eDonkey came to the foreground, and the file was added to the download transfer list.

Ed2k links also work in Safari for me. Don't know how, because Safari's Preferences are very limited, and about:config does not work at all. It's probably buried in one of the XML plist files somewhere.

Tio 2005-06-29 11:04am - No Email - Logged IP: 81.71.36.215

" I can't enter the string. I mistakenly entered the String info as a boolean and never got to enter the /usr/bin/ed2k info and now I can't delete the entry nor can I create the string. Help? "

Same problem here, fxxing annoying!

Funalways 2006-02-08 05:02am - No Email - Logged IP: 130.161.40.12

Great! Works beautifully I am using Fedora 4

fady 2008-01-24 04:47pm - delpiero_fady16@hotmail.com - Logged IP: 196.205.185.71

i can not find the config in the address bar can u help me hot to do it????thankssssssssss

Koinkoin 2010-01-31 12:17pm - You - Logged IP: 94.194.208.38

You saved me, i spent an afternoon trying to figure out why those links where opening pop-ups. Thanks

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