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I came here to shill as well
https://github.com/magic-wormhole/magic-wormhole
it’s an amazing piece of software that allows you to transfer files between any two machines or easily share them with your friends.
it’s P2P most of the time, except where there is no direct path between two machines, then it goes through wormhole relay

What is the point of this? I only see a crypto project there. If you want to share file smb or equivalent will do the job.

there’s a browser-based wormehole protocol “app” available at wormhole.app. You go there from your phone upload a file, open the link on any other device that has internet and you can download it directly from the other user End to End encrypted. There’s also standalone clients available, but for cases where you don’t/can’t setup SMB file sharing, it’s pretty handy.

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Oh wow, you are correct, I provided an incorrect URL at first. Fixed it now.
Thank you for pointing this out 👍
I guess all the upvotes were from people who already knew about magic wormhole.

baluco meleza :olavo:
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4 stars. Only allows searching for single files, but you can browse the users folder so it has good content discovery. It’s the only place where I can share all files without problem. No swarming. There’s mostly music.

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MuWire

I have only used it on Windows personally, but the GitHub does have info for Mac OS and Linux. It uses I2P but can run its own I2P connection without needing to also install the main I2P router. For the moment it seems to be not super populated due to lack of more people not knowing about it (IMO at least). The UI is fairly simple and “feels” like old-school P2P from the early 00’s. Setting up the folders you want to share might be a little less straightforward up front (at least to me). But it is pretty easy compared to stuff like DC++ while also having some chat options built-in. It also allows you to set the program for speed (no hops and not as anonymous) or for safety (more hops before arriving to or from).

But again, I have only used it on Windows at the moment.

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The maintainer is shutting the server down. He was looking for someone else to maintain the project and I don’t think he found anybody. When I used it, it didn’t connect because the bootstrap server was down and he had to turn it on. So going forward, and without no-one doing that, there’s probably no way to connect to the network. Also I didn’t found anything when I used it. It’s I2P over gnutella network and has swarming, but I guess it’s slow because of the onion routing and it didn’t gain traction.

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3 stars. It leaks memory. If you queue more than 100 or so files for download it closes randomly, even with 16GB ram. Download is very slow. You can only search for single files. Can’t browse most user shares either. Good for finding old/rare media.

Snapdrop and Wormhole, both on Fdroid

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qBittorrent

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3 stars. Only for hit & run. Seeding there promotes it’s usage which is something I don’t want to do. It fragments the network by not sharing peers across torrents with the same files. Best to find files less than a month old, otherwise it won’t be seeded unless it’s popular.

craigevil
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croc, transmission or deluge , snapdrop, rsync

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5 stars. It’s closed source and there aren’t many people. It took too long to open when I shared all 2M files but after removing some it works fine with 500k files. You can browse users folders. Has swarming.

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I was always happy with the combination of transmissiond running on a file server and transmission-remote as client, available for Linux, Windows and Android.

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0 stars. It’s supposed to work on wine, I could run it but couldn’t share anything. I think this would be my favorite if it was native and worked.

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3 stars. At first I shared all 70TB and connected to all hubs but then the program didn’t open. After deleting the configuration I added only a few files and connected to 10 hubs and it works fine. Most of the people there speak russian and browsing their folders is impossible without understanding it. But there is a search for directories filter so you can always find the right folder in english that way. What I don’t like is that there are around 40k users but they are divided in around 300 hubs. To make sure no-one has something you are looking for you would have to connect and disconnect from a few hubs at a time while searching the same thing over and over, which isn’t practical. So file discovery is good but it could be better if you weren’t limited by the number of people you can connect to. Has swarming? I don’t know.

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1 star. You can only search for single files. Can’t browse users folders either. I’ve tried to add a folder but it didn’t find any files. I haven’t used it after that. Has swarming? I don’t know

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