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Simple Socket File Transfer 1.0

screen shot [12.1 KB]This utility will transfer a file between two computers using a TCP port of your choosing. One computer uses Passive mode and listens on a port for a connection from the other computer, which will use Active mode to connect to the first computer via its IP address. Regardless of the selection of which computer will use Passive mode and which will use Active mode, files can be sent in either direction. Partially completed transfers can be resumed, and files are automatically checked with MD5 to ensure they were received error-free. This utility is available in both ANSI and Unicode builds, and has no dependencies on any libraries beyond those included with Windows. The Unicode build supports Windows XP visual styles and Unicode file names.


  • Only one computer needs to be able to accept incoming TCP/IP connections; the other just needs outbound connectivity
  • Files can be transferred in either direction, regardless of the direction of TCP connection
  • Capable of operating over network address translators (NATs) using port forwarding
  • Partially transferred files can be resumed if the partial file matches the file being sent
  • Files are automatically hashed during transfer using an MD5 algorithm
  • Hashes on the sending and receiving sides are compared to ensure the file was transferred without errors
  • Supports very large files (up to about 4 petabytes; note that you must be using NTFS to have files larger than 2 GB)

Download Simple Socket File Transfer - ANSI build (8.59 KB)
for versions of Windows without Unicode support, such as Windows 98/ME
MD5 Hash: dc30fc314ac8f3a4520665f851e1436a

Download Simple Socket File Transfer - Unicode build (8.73 KB)
for versions of Windows with Unicode support, such as Windows 2000/XP
MD5 Hash: 9ecd28d835f50d8119b1959d2b8ee185

Konsta Hölttä has written a compatible Python version of SSFT.

Go to his web site to download it

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