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Hello, me and a friend always send each other documentaries and what not each week over AIM. We have tried other things such as DC++, ICQ and numerous file sharing websites, but AIM seems to work out the best even though the top speed we can ever get is around 58-60kbps.

My question is this, does anyone know of a reliable direct file sharing program where I can just enter his user name and send him things without dealing with tons of people trying to get my stuff? I know that both of our connections are capable of better speeds than what we are getting with AIM.


Thanks for your time! :whistling:
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You could look at spread-it, the advantage is you have a password so you can delete the file after anyone you want has downloaded it, not sure of the upload speed but the download will be at the usual speed

http://www.spread-it.com/
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Thanks a lot, but does anyone know of an actual program that would let me directly send files to someone at good speeds? Other than the programs listed I have also tried Soulseek, but had a hard time find my friend's username. DC++ seems like it would work real well, but me and my buddy can never seem to get a connection actually going, I know it has something to do with passive and active settings, but I am not sure how to fix it.

So, if anyone knows of a good program that might help me out... please let me know!
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hi ,i use to get files from a friend via FTP a couple of years ago ,have you tried that .
http://en.wikipedia....wiki/FTP_server
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I actually have tried an FTP, I had set one up on my end and had my buddy use Filezilla to try to connect, but he could never get a connection to me when I was completely set up on the other end. I am not sure what we were doing wrong, but we tried it for about two hours one day.

thanks
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Does anyone know of a program that can help me and my friend? I am still looking for something besides AOL, is there any other instant message type program that offers fast file transfer? I tried to set up an FTP again and he couldn't connect, and today we tried sharing through Soulseek with no luck, he couldn't even get my file list. We could see each other online though. I hate being capped at around 60kb/s.
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Please remember that the transfer speed between you and your friend will be strictly limited to your connection speed to the internet.

Therefore if you both connect to the internet at broadband speed 512k for example, your maximum download speed will be about 60k, with upload speeds running at half that.
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I know, thanks though.
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I know, thanks though.

Good answer !
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maybe civil netizen?

http://www.civilnetizen.com/
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That is very easy.
Then you should try Skype!
With Skype you can send/receive files to/from a single friend, or multiple friends at the same time.
When I transfer files with my frinds on Skype, we have a speed over 1Mbit/sec.
For you, Skype is the best!
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Thanks, going to try out these two suggestions tonight. It looks pretty promising, thanks for the alternatives guys.
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Mozilla doesnt intergrate FTP systems yet, stick with IE
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