cfv is a utility to both test and create .sfv (Simple File Verify), .csv, .crc, .md5(sfv style), md5sum, BSD md5, sha1sum, and .torrent checksum verification files. It also includes test-only support for .par and .par2 files. These files are commonly used to ensure the correct retrieval or storage of data.
konspire is a searchable, distributed file-sharing system featuring resumable file transfers and fast, exhaustive substring searches of all hosted file names on the network. konspire is written using pure Java. Load from processing search requests is distributed throughout a dynamically connected network of servers. Several fault-tolerant features ensure system correctness and reliability.
nget is a commandline NNTP file grabber. It automatically pieces together multipart postings for easy retrieval, even substituting parts from multiple servers and newsgroups. It handles disconnects gracefully, resuming after the last part successfully downloaded, and caching of header data for quick access. It automatically downloads only as many par/par2 files as needed.
Streamripper records MP3, Ogg, AAC, and NSV audio and video files from Shoutcast and Icecast compatible streams. The streams can be recorded as a whole or in individual tracks. Streamripper also features a relay stream, which lets you listen or watch live from multiple clients while recording.
Beeweeb Internet File Server Workgroup for Windows is a secure and fast alternative to complex and expensive VPN solutions. It enables users connecting from the Internet to access, backup, and share files stored on any file server, just as you would do within a LAN. The BWB protocol includes SSL encryption and allows direct access to files, avoiding time-consuming downloading and uploading procedures. It is easy to install and configure. Users log on to the server by means of the Beeweeb's thin free client (Beeweeb Mapper) with just an address (i.e. username@servername) and a password. It is scalable to serve up to thousands of users, and it is a perfect solution for ISPs and hosting providers who wish to offer innovative online storage, backup, and file-sharing services.
The Bitcollider utility allows users to uniquely identify and submit files to Bitzi's community metadatabase project. The Bitcollider can be used to identify any local file and has support for extracting metadata from MP3, WAV, Vorbis, JPEG, PNG, GIF, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and QuickTime files. Users can quickly look up all the known information about the given file in Bitzi's metadatabase.
BitTorrent is a tool for copying files from one machine to another. FTP punishes sites for being popular. Since all uploading is done from one place, a popular site needs big iron and big bandwidth. With BitTorrent, clients automatically mirror files they download, making the publisher's burden almost nothing.