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Dukto R6 is an open source, multi-platform LAN file transfer tool, useful to transfer files form one computer to another without having to worry about configurations, operating systems, clients, servers and so on.

Dukto R6 in Ubuntu 14.04

Dukto doesn't require any configuration: simply install it on the machines you want to transfer files from/to, launch the application and that's it. The application will automatically display all the computers in your local area network running Dukto and you can start transferring files.

By default, the files you receive are saved in your home folder but you can change that from the Dukto settings.

Besides being able to transfer files and folders on your LAN, Dukto also supports sending text snippets so for instance you can easily send a link from one computer to another in your LAN.

Officially, Dukto is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X but there are also some unofficial ports for iOS, Blackberry, Android or Maemo.

Dukto on Android

Dukto R6 features:
  • supports sending and receiving files or folders as well as text snippets on your LAN;
  • multi-platform;
  • multi-transfer support;
  • zero configuration;
  • clients auto-discovery;
  • transfers log;
  • shows your IP addresses on the IP connection page;
  • full Unicode support;
  • Windows 7 taskbar integration with progress and transfer indicator;
  • Metro style UI with configurable colors.

There is one issue with Dukto though: its security: the application doesn't use any passwords, no encryption, etc., so its developer recommends using it only on trusted local area networks:

There isn't any security feature implemented by the application or by the communication protocol as Dukto has been developed for LAN use. Use it only in trusted networks. Anyway, currently there are no known issues about the protocol.

Download Dukto R6

Download Dukto R6 (for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX as well as unofficial apps for iOS, Blackberry, Maemo, etc.) | download the Dukto source

Update May 16, 2014: Dukto is now officially available for Android.

Download Dukto R6 Ubuntu deb files:

Download Dukto R6 Fedora rpm files (not tested):