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Vic Mouldey, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / September 26, 2012

Direct Connect is a Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Protocol, allowing fast and direct file transfer between one user to another, through a central hub. Those hubs allow users connected to them to chat, search for files and to share documents. You can chat in the main window of that hub or in a private window with another player.

Download solution synonyms: Direct Connect Chat, Direct Connect Network, File Sharing Chat, Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:

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UDP Win Chat
UDP Win Chat
Freeware

The UDP Win Chat is a freeware for windows which can be function as a P2P chat on UDP protocol. This program allwos you to chat with your friends without using any external server. You can set the IP host of the detination PC, set the port to connect, set text to the destination and more.. and all over the UDP protocol.

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HipChat
HipChat
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(1 votes)
Shareware

HipChat is hosted group chat and IM for companies and teams. Main features: - Alert your devs about Blocker issues and keep everyone on the same page with blog post notifications from Confluence. - Get instant notifications whenever a teammate pushes code to a repository, creates a branch, comments on an issue, and a whole lot more.

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BigAnt Messenger
BigAnt Messenger
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(3 votes)
Shareware

BigAnt Messenger is a useful chatting tool designed especially for companies in order to facilitate communication between employers and employees. Unlike other instant messaging tool, BigAnt Messanger can only be used locally since it needs to be connected to an IM server. In order to start conversations with other members, you have to be connected to that specific server.

Pros:
  • Easy to use.
  • Friendly interface.
  • Online support included.
Cons:
  • It works only if connected to a local server.
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DC++
DC++
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User rating:
(81 votes)
Open source

DC++ is a free and open source file-sharing program that can use Direct Connect and Advanced Direct Connect protocols. This is a good program, but will require some tweaking, both in its options and in your firewall, to get it to work at its best. In the end, this program suffers from using old protocols, and is no match to modern file sharing programs.

Pros:
  • Free and Open Source.
  • User friendly.
  • Intuitive interface.
  • Stable and works perfectly.
Cons:
  • Using old protocols.
  • You need to know about P2P and DC.
  • Majority of shared files are copyrighted (illegal to download).
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PeerAware

Create a private workspace for yourself and your friends, school class or co-workers. Connect across the Internet or within a local network. Chat in a group and draw on the whiteboard. Share, search and browse for files.

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Emerald P2P UltraPeer
Emerald P2P UltraPeer
User rating:
(2 votes)
Freeware

EMERALD P2P UltraPeer is a very fast and precise download service which provides a built-in file search engine and chat functions. Using the service is extremely intuitive and you feel you are one click away from downloading any MP3s, MPEGS or JPG's

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WinMX
WinMX
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(4 votes)
Freeware

WinMx is a freeware P2P client that downloads and shares our media files over the internet. This software starts as an OpenNAP client that enables to be connected to several servers at the same time. After of this the company responsible for the creation of the software created a proprietary protocol, named WinMX Peer Network Protocol (WPNP).

Pros:
  • Easy to Install.
  • Multiple Functions.
  • Freeware.
  • Compatibility with most LAN configurations.
Cons:
  • LAN configuration is not so easy to configure.
  • The author and the software website are not longer available.
  • Supported only in Microsoft Operating Systems.
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Ares Galaxy
Ares Galaxy
User rating:
(10 votes)
Open source

You may now easily publish your files through the Ares peer to peer network. As a member of the virtual community, you can search and download just about any file shared by other users. Latest versions support BitTorrent protocol and Shoutcast radio stations.

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ShareZilla
ShareZilla
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User rating:
(3 votes)
Freeware

ShareZilla is a file sharing program with many useful features. It supports multiple networks and it has its own library and media player. You can also share files with the help of ShareZilla. Limits can be set on the total download and upload bandwidth. Searching can be done within the program itself or you can open torrent files from a different source.

Pros:
  • Easy to use.
  • Has a media library.
  • Nice media player.
Cons:
  • During the installation process it asks to install additional software.
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Filetopia
Filetopia
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(1 votes)
Freeware

Filetopia is a program used to share files with other Internet users using public key encryption, that allows you to exchange information in real time. Also, Filetopia gives you multiple functions in one program. Its is a very adaptable application that has a wizard to configure the client, which simplifies its use.

Pros:
  • Collection Manager
  • Chat Client
  • File Client
  • File Server
  • Messaging System
  • Free email
  • Strong Encryption for chat and file server.
  • Checksums for files
Cons:
  • A little complex for novice users
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Axmate

MSN, Yahoo & ICQ multi IM with P2P search & download from Kazaa, edonkey & more . Many add-ons: fire transfer, sound effects, cool smilies, dating, classifieds free ads, no spyware, fast downloads of mp3, movies. Get fresh news in chat.

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StrongDC++
StrongDC++
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User rating:
(26 votes)
Open source

StrongDC++ is a free and open-source file sharing program that uses NeoModus Direct Connect and Advanced Direct Connect protocols. It is a modification of DC++, much more customizable, requiring less configuration and with important efficiency improvements. On the other hand, it suffers from the same problems related to using an old protocol, without today’s modern peer-to-peer technologies.

Pros:
  • Free and Open Source.
  • Already configured for best performance.
  • Interface with a lot of information.
  • Customization.
Cons:
  • Using old protocols.
  • You need to know about P2P and DC.
  • Few specific documentation .
  • Majority of shared files are copyrighted (illegal to download).
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DC++ MP3 Finder

DC++ MP3 Finder is a FREE software that utilizes highly popular in P2P networks Direct Connect protocol. It comes with improved user interface and optimized search functionality that will make your MP3 search much more efficient.

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