NCurses Direct Connect
Ncdc is a lightweight direct connect client with a friendly ncurses interface.
- Latest version
1.23.1 (File: ncdc-1.23.1.tar.gz
Size: 369.6 KiB (378.481 bytes)
95881214077a5b3c24fbbaf020ada0d084ee3b596a7c3cc1e0e68aaac4c9b5e6ncdc-1.23.1.tar.gz - changes)
Convenient static binaries for Linux: File: ncdc-linux-x86_64-1.23.1.tar.gz
Size: 2.8 MiB (2.931.631 bytes)
2c388153d96600f2e44fc58128274cc72df3b53442aced3808cd7bc761227295x86-64 - File: ncdc-linux-i486-1.23.1.tar.gz
Size: 2.9 MiB (3.006.465 bytes)
adcfbc81a5d29db28ab766c2f4ae472868c055d0c51df0bf089e4b9daf538b05i486 - File: ncdc-linux-arm-1.23.1.tar.gz
Size: 2.6 MiB (2.756.845 bytes)
d58704c8ff5834f3d562dd206a76874dcef0f5dae1b755e60cc414ace0bf84c3ARM - File: ncdc-linux-aarch64-1.23.1.tar.gz
Size: 2.7 MiB (2.859.633 bytes)
9e6d9325a5a5829d64db37d083963aebf7c24c38c17ff4998f78049f9bb5bfccAArch64 . Check the installation instructions for more info.
- Development version
The latest development version is available from git and can be cloned
git clone git://g.blicky.net/ncdc.git. The repository is available for online browsing.
The following libraries are required: ncurses, zlib, bzip2, sqlite3, glib2 and gnutls.
Ncdc is entirely written in C and available under a liberal MIT license.
- Bug tracker - For bugs reports, feature requests and patches.
adcs://dc.blicky.net:2780/- For real-time chat.
- Packages and ports
A convenient installer is available for Android as well.
Common features all non-ancient DC clients (should) have:
- Connecting to multiple hubs at the same time,
- Support for both ADC and NMDC protocols,
- Chatting and private messaging,
- Browsing the user list of a connected hub,
- Share management and file uploading,
- Connections and download queue management,
- File list browsing,
- TTH-checked, multi-source and segmented file downloading,
- Searching for files,
- Secure hub (adcs:// and nmdcs://) and client connections on both protocols,
- Bandwidth throttling,
- IPv6 support.
And special features not commonly found in other clients:
- Different connection settings for each hub,
- Encrypted UDP messages (ADC SUDP),
- Subdirectory refreshing,
- Nick notification and highlighting in chat windows,
- Trust on First Use for TLS-enabled hubs,
- A single listen port for both TLS and TCP connections,
- Efficient file uploads using sendfile(),
- Large file lists are opened in a background thread,
- Doesn’t trash your OS file cache (with the flush_file_cache option enabled),
- (Relatively…) low memory usage.
What doesn’t ncdc do?
Since the above list is getting larger and larger every time, it may be more interesting to list a few features that are (relatively) common in other DC clients, but which ncdc doesn’t do. Yet.
- NAT Traversal,
- OP features (e.g. client detection, file list scanning and other useful stuff for OPs),
- SOCKS support.
Of course, there are many more features that could be implemented or improved. These will all be addressed in later versions (hopefully :).