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Hotline Connect

Hotline is a P2P-Client/Server hybrid system for community building and file sharing that has been in operation since 1997. Hotline Connect is a suite which includes both a Hotline Client application and a Hotline Server application (available via separate downloads). Hotline works over any Internet or Intranet network and has capabilities similar to File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Internet Relay Chat (IRC), but using its own "Hotline Protocol". Features include resumable uploads and downloads, real time chat, newsgroup style forums, and streaming capabilities in numerous media and file formats. The program's search function is used to locate servers, rather than the files of individual users. The Hotline Client, which has approximately a million active users, provides an easy-to-use interface and small memory requirements (2 MB).

Date Listed: 02/19/2001

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