Client will always be free and there will always be the basic services available for free.
You might ask then: How will we be able to maintain, support and keep developing
Filetopia? As with many other Internet initiatives, Filetopia only has a
chance to survive if enough people use it. If Filetopia is used widely enough there
will be financial support for us to dedicate entirely to enhance Filetopia. It is up to
you, the user, to make it succeed by spreading the word and using it as much as you can.
privacy and security-centered service, Filetopia's only chance to succeed is its
credibility. We're well aware of this fact and we're also aware of the fact that there are
very good computer specialists out there who will be able to analyze and reverse engineer
our code in the search of any back doors. We do not believe in back doors and would never,
under no circumstances, implement a back door in our system. Moreover, all the
confidential data: Chats (both public and private) and Files never go through the server,
but directly among the involved users. The Server acts as a meeting place for users,
maintaining the different channels and implementing the exchange protocols in a most
will never ask you for any personal information. Inside Filetopia's
database we only keep your Nick and a hashed version of your password.
Not even the IP addresses are recorded or logged. When connecting
to the Server, your identity is also protected, your Nick is only
shown to people in the same channel and your IP address is never shown
anywhere in Filetopia. In the case you want your IP address to be
unknown also to the server and to any network analysis tool, it is
possible to use a "bouncer" program
that we are distributing in source code. See also our Privacy
The User ID is a unique identifier generated for each user (or for
every instance of the program), it anonymously identifies the owner of a List. In
the Server Access protocol this identifier is used to Activate all the lists that
belong to a given user, no matter if they're just received by way of the List Exchange
protocol or already stored in the User's computer. This way, List Exchanging is only
needed when a user's list is outdated, and not every time we request access to a
server. For security reasons, if a list has files added to it, it automatically
loses its UID and no longer activates when we are granted access to the original
list-owner server. This ID can be deleted from the .INI file at any time, and a new
one will be automatically generated.
can work behind firewalls, but the system administrator must create specific
rules at the firewall. Also, random ports must be disabled in
Options->Advanced. The ports chosen there must be told to the
system administrator for the rules to be created. Also, it is
important to notice that the Chat port uses the UDP protocol while the file
server port uses the TCP protocol. In the case of proxies,
due to the nature of Filetopia, there are some things that will never work.
Remember: Filetopia is a full fledged file server and servers don't work
behind proxies. But connection to the Chat server is
possible as long as you use some kind of proxy client. In this
case, you will be able to use the messaging system and connect to an
external file server, but you wont be able to use the Chat. In the
future, we plan to make a TCP based private chat feature that will work in
We, at Filetopia hereby pledge that all information received by us is kept 100% private and not to be repeated, revealed or published anywhere without your express permission beforehand, this includes email addresses and correspondence, and anything else that might be transmitted to us electronically via email, ftp, etc.
no circumstance will email addresses be sold, traded, given away, or disclosed in any
manner imaginable to anyone, nor will any email lists be generated and stored for any
other future purpose. Furthermore, this site refuses to collect or otherwise display in
any manner IP address information, nor will it ever implement any sort of Active-x, Java,
or 'cookie' scripting.
THE FILETOPIA CLIENT SOFTWARE AND ALL INFORMATION PUBLISHED AT THIS
SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. FILETOPIA ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY
FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS PUBLICATION OR OTHER DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE REFERENCED BY OR
LINKED TO THIS PUBLICATION.
You can contact Filetopia's staff at these e-mail addresses:
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