Proximate is a social peer-to-peer (P2P) application designed for local device to device networking. It provides social communities with several user functions: Messaging, file sharing, and message boards. The application is designed to be completely P2P, i.e. servers are not needed. It only assumes TCP/IP networking, which means that it works over wireless/wired links such as ad hoc WLAN and Ethernet LAN. The application is written in Python for GNU/Linux systems with a GTK+ GUI, Nokia N900 being the primary platform.
KTorrent is a BitTorrent application that allows you to download and share files using the BitTorrent protocol. Key features include queuing of torrents, global and per-torrent speed limits, previewing of certain file types, importing of partially or fully downloaded files, file prioritization for multi-file torrents, selective downloading for multi-file torrents, kick/ban peers with an additional IP Filter dialog for list/edit purposes, UDP tracker support, support for private trackers and torrents, support for µTorrent's peer exchange, support for protocol encryption (compatible with Azureus), support for creating tracker-less torrents, support for distributed hash tables (DHT), support for UPnP to automatically forward ports on a LAN with dynamic assigned hosts, support for webseeds, scripting support via Kross, and interprocess control via DBus interface.
Forban is a P2P file sharing application for link-local and local area networks. Forban works independently from the Internet and uses only the local area capabilities to announce, discover, search, or share files. Forban relies on HTTP and is opportunistic, meaning that it replicates any files of interest seen in its proximity. The Forban protocols are minimalistic to ease the production of other implementations.
Although widely used, currently popular peer-to-peer (P2P) applications offer no user privacy. By design, services like BitTorrent and Gnutella share data with anyone that asks for it, allowing a third-party to systematically monitor user behavior. As a result, using a P2P network means that your online activities become public knowledge. OneSwarm is a peer-to-peer tool that provides users with explicit control over their privacy by letting them determine how data is shared. Instead of sharing data indiscriminately, data shared with OneSwarm can be made public, shared with friends, shared with some friends but not others, and so forth.
uhub is a high performance peer-to-peer hub for the ADC network. Its low memory footprint allows it to handle several thousand users on high-end servers, or a small private hub on embedded hardware. It uses the ADC protocol, and is compatible with DC++, jUCy, and other ADC clients.