Template:Lowercase Template:Otheruses4 Template:Infobox Software giFT Internet File Transfer (giFT) is a computer software daemon that allows several file sharing protocols to be used with a simple client having a graphical user interface (GUI). The client dynamically loads plugins implementing the protocols, as they are required. The protocols are:
- Beta version
- Alpha version
The clients communicate with the giFT process using a lightweight network protocol; the protocol code is completely abstracted from the user interface. There are already several giFT GUI front-ends for Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, and Unix-like operating systems.
The name giFT is a recursive acronym.
giFT currently lacks unicode support included, and it is impossible to share files with characters such as "ø","ä", "å", "é", "è", "ó", "ö", "ù", "ü" in their names.
OpenFT protocol[edit | edit source]
Search nodes handle search requests. They search the filelists their CHILD (common) nodes submitted to them. These nodes must have a capable Internet connection and at least 128M RAM. A modern processor is highly recommended as well.
INDEX nodes keep lists of available search nodes, collect statistics, and try to maintain the structure of the network.
giFT front-ends[edit | edit source]
|giFTcurs||Unix-like; officially supported UI|
|giFTwin32 ||Microsoft Windows|
|Poisoned||Mac OS X|
|Xfactor||Mac OS X|
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- giFT (Official Website)
- About giFT
- The giFT-FastTrack project page
- The giFT-OpenNap project page
- The giFT-Ares project page