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File Service Protocol
FSP is a UDP-based protocol for transferring files. It has many benefits over FTP, mainly for running anonymous archives. It is usable on lines with high packet loss ratio (70% WiFi), can go behind firewalls and unnoticed by port scans (because of UDP), does not overload networks when hosting ISOs or movies, share files on modem lines without eating all of the bandwidth, and keeps lamers away from your site (they don't know how to get to it). This project is an active continuation of the FSP code base (abandoned for the last 5 years).


Download version 2.8.1beta24 (beta)
released on 19 February 2005

VCS Checkout



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey2 July 2003

Leaders and contributors

Phil Richards Contributor
Wen-King Su Contributor
Radim Kolar Maintainer
Andrew Dougherty Contributor
Joseph Traub Contributor
Pete Bevin Contributor

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Java FSP library

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 5 May 2005.


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