aims to make life a lot easier for anyone exchanging information
in real time.
this it combines all the key elements needed to succeed in a productive,
secure and enjoyable environment, these elements are:
This lets you create lists of all the files in your collection
and manage your disk files directly from that list. You can analyze
your collection for duplicate files and compare it with other
people's collections so as to see what you are missing or what
others are missing, etc, etc.
Chat Client; The integrated chat
client is aimed at helping you to find people with your same interests
as you to share files with. Although it is not as loaded with
features as regular IRC Clients, it provides all that is needed
for an enjoyable Chat session and it has several key advantages.
It uses encryption to ensure privacy; it is easy to use; it is
not vulnerable to attacks of the kind seen on IRC and it is fast
(text information does not travel through the server, but directly
among users). Moreover everything you need to do to establish
an exchange session with another user are fully automated.
File Client and Server:
This is tightly integrated with the rest of the system. This component
is private, secure and fast. It can recover from errors, implements
dynamic block sizes, retries, auto file restoring, etc. As an
added bonus it is very easy to use.
Messaging System: This uses the same secure
channels to post messages. Consequently there is no need to be
online to participate in threads related to the channels or to
send private messages to users.
All these components are combined with
a core technology that provides: Encryption
- for the chat and file server.
Compression (LZW) - so lists take less space and are exchanged
Checksums (CRC32) - to identify duplicate files accurately.
All these features make for a highly integrated, all in one system.
The way to work with Filetopia is simple;
you need to follow these steps:
the Collection Manager to create your file collection(s) list(s).
In the event that your collection is spread over several physical
devices (CD-ROMs, Hard drives, a network, etc) you can make different
lists for each storage unit and combine them all into a single
your File Server so that all the files you want to share are accessible.
There are other configuration parameters, which have default values,
but this one has no valid default value for security reasons.
a Login name (your Nick inside Filetopia) and a password to make
sure no one else uses it.
to the Filetopia Server and find a channel that suits your needs.
there you can chat, share your list with other users, and start
sharing your files at the touch of a button.
For novice users, Filetopia has a Getting
Started Wizard that will guide you while configuring your
system. Our wizard should get you up and running in a few minutes.
If you want more detailed information,
you can check the online help which includes many helpful screenshots.
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