Filetopia

Filetopia aims to make life a lot easier for anyone exchanging information online at home or at your sons college dorm room. To do this filetopia combines key elements needed to succeed in a productive, secure and easy file sharing environment. Check out the New User Guide to get a quick start.

Filetopia uses the Public Key paradigm for communications with the Chat Server and all File transfered among users. A public/private key pair is generated on each side of the connection and the public keys are exchanged. Thus, every connection consists of three encryption components: A Public Key mechanism, for which the Elliptic Curve algorithm is used, and a Symetric Encryptor and Decryptor for which you have a choice of ten ciphers, many of which are AES candidates.

Filetopia's Client will always be free and there will always be the basic services available for free. You might ask then: How will we be able to maintain, support and keep developing Filetopia? As with many other Internet initiatives, Filetopia only has a chance to survive if enough people use it. If Filetopia is used widely enough there will be financial support for us to dedicate entirely to enhance Filetopia. It is up to you, the user, to make it succeed by spreading the word and using it as much as you can.

Some of the features included are:

  • Collection Manager:  This lets you create lists of all the files in your collection and manage your disk files directly from that list. You can analyze your collection for duplicate files and compare it with other people's collections so as to see what you are missing or what others are missing, etc, etc.
  • Chat Client: The integrated chat client is aimed at helping you to find people with your same interests as you to share files with. Although it is not as loaded with features as regular IRC Clients, it provides all that is needed for an enjoyable Chat session and it has several key advantages. It uses encryption to ensure privacy; it is easy to use; it is not vulnerable to attacks of the kind seen on IRC and it is fast (text information does not travel through the server, but directly among users). Moreover everything you need to do to establish an exchange session with another user are fully automated.
  • File Client and Server: This is tightly integrated with the rest of the system. This component is private, secure and fast. It can recover from errors, implements dynamic block sizes, retries, auto file restoring, etc. As an added bonus it is very easy to use.
  • Messaging System: This uses the same secure channels to post messages. Consequently there is no need to be online to participate in threads related to the channels or to send private messages to users.

 

Review by Jared Moya

Filetopia has an average rating 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 user ratings.