XCaramba
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Cross platform file transfer app.   Free
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    Xybernic
XCaramba
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
What's New
Version 1.7: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Java 1.5 or later

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zconf commented on 02 Jul 2006
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).
[Version 1.5]


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zconf commented on 02 Jul 2006
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 192.168.0.10) , 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?
[Version 1.5]


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zconf commented on 02 Jul 2006
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 195.47.247.43, 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 195.47.247.43

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 -
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10426
[Version 1.5]


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Xybernic rated on 03 Dec 2010

[Version 1.7]


Downloads:4,333
Version Downloads:1,285
Type:Internet : FTP
License:Free
Date:23 Mar 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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XCaramba
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 you need to do is, launch XCaramba, open a connection and send.
To receive files, you just need to have XCaramba open, that's it!
If for any reason the transfer is broken, it will automatically resume when you send/receive again!

Send & Receive files as you would copy them between your desktop windows.
Go crazy! Its free!

Features
  • Bookmarks.
  • Automatically connect to other XCaramba users with a click.
  • Send multiple files & folders.
  • Send easily by drag & drop.
  • Send screen captures with one click.
  • Transferred files can be resumed.
  • Stay connected with Live Connection.


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