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Cross-platform file transfer program for Mac OS X & Windows.
Not just cross-platform, Mac to Mac and PC to PC works just as good.

Forget MSN, ICQ etc. they always make it difficult somehow with their protocols and different clients.
Forget FTP or any other server to client solution, simply to much hassle.
Forget Email, it takes time and has limitations.
Forget all these crazy upload then download services, its not in realtime and has limitations!

When you simply need to transfer files from one computer to another, there simply isn't anything better than XCaramba.
The only thing more...

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Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Java 1.5 or later

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zconf Member IconComment+1

Found some LAN-WAN IP related info in XCaramba help - I understand the developer's advice for Internet transfers was to use 3rd party no-ip.com or dyndns.com service in order to get WAN IP address - no problem, but embedding an automated WAN check into XCaramba would be really nice (not necessarily for free, time-limited shareware would be OK).

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Version 1.5
zconf Member IconComment+1

I decided to give the developer some credit and allowed the connection in Little Snitch (I thought it could be check/report back WAN IP address, or some kind of server registration required for the program to function etc) - in fact it was "upgrade version check", or so it said (exactly the same principle applies here, as per my previous comments - any automated upgrade checks also must be a *user-configurable option*).

Another issue - in what way I can establish the connection on XCaramba *over the Internet*, if my computer is behind router, on private LAN IP address (like , and my friend's computer is also behind his own router, on his private LAN, with similar private LAN IP address - so on both computers XCaramba only shows those private LAN IP addresses - but for any connections and transfers over tthe Internet it must be public WAN IP addresses?

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Version 1.5
zconf Member IconComment+1

When I started XCaramba for testing, Little Snitch immediately reported this -

"XCaramba wants to connect to srv4.b-one.net on TCP port 80 (http)" - Allow/Deny? etc"

Quick check shows that srv4.b-one.net resolves into IP address, and reverse DNS points back to srv4.b-one.net, and that XCaramba developer's site www.xybernic.com points to the same IP address

In case the developer just wanted to get some statistics on XCaramba, I must stress that there's other, *ethical* ways of doing that (as opposed to adware/spyware ways), like for example a user-configurable software option "allow XCaramba to send anonymous usage statistics to developer" that shows first by itself after XCaramba launch etc.

Maybe XCaramba is a great program - but, after this small incident, I just lost the desire to proceed with the testing.

Little Snitch -

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Version 1.5
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Version 1.7
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 4,333
Version Downloads 1,285
Type Internet / FTP
License Free
Date 23 Mar 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free