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Direct Connect is a peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol. Direct connect clients connect to a central hub and can download files directly from one another. An old implementation is known as NMDC (NeoModus Direct Connect), a new one is ADC (Advanced Direct Connect) which includes a lot of improvements.

Direct Connect clients


LinuxDC++ is a Direct Connect client based on DC++. Utilizing the latest DC++ core, LinuxDC++ offers similar functionality to the Windows client like segmented downloading, TTH based file integrity, etc. with a GTK+ user interface


# aptitude install linuxdcpp



EiskaltDC++ is a program for UNIX-like systems that uses the Direct Connect and ADC protocols. It is compatible with other DC clients, such as the original DC from Neomodus, DC++ and derivatives. EiskaltDC++ also interoperates with all common DC hub software.


Installation (Squeeze/Sid):

# apt-get install eiskaltdcpp


Advanced Direct Connect hubs


uHub is a high performance peer-to-peer hub for the ADC network. Its low memory footprint allows it to handle several thousand users on high-end servers, or a small private hub on embedded hardware.

uhub in lxterminal

Installation (Wheezy/Sid):

# aptitude install uhub