Open DC Hub

Welcome to the homepage of Open DC Hub! Open DC hub is a Unix/Linux version of the hub software for the Direct Connect network. Direct Connect is a file sharing network made up by hubs, to which clients can connect. Once connected to a hub, the user can search for files on the hub or the network, or browse files of other users connected to the hub.

Open DC Hub supports all the main features of the Direct Connect protocol. Some examples are:

  • Searching for files
  • Connecting to users, both in active and passive mode
  • Messaging in open chat
  • Private messaging
  • Registering users
  • Kicking users (for OP:s)
  • Banning users (for Admins)
  • Uploading hub address and description to public hub list
  • Hublinking, which makes it possible to search on other hubs connected to the network
  • Administration of the hub from chat
  • Scripting (In Perl)

The hub is run as a daemon, i.e, it runs in the background. It's administrated through a tcp connection, for example with telnet, which makes it possible to administer remotely, given that the user has the administration password. It's also possible to administer the hub directly from the chat in Direct Connect.
The software should run on all POSIX compliant operating systems, but the main testing has so far been done on GNU/Linux-x86 and Solaris-Ultrasparc. Please tell me if you fail or succeed in running it on other platforms.

The latest version of Open DC Hub can be downloaded from here.

The Project page at Sourceforge is located here, which is the best place to report bugs, suggest changes, discuss the software with others and to get help if you have any problems or questions regarding Open DC Hub.

If you have any questions or if you would like to contribute with improvements, feel free to contact the author of this project.

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