Fopnu (filesharing program)

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Fopnu (filesharing program)

#1 Post by Midas » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:05 am

Fopnu (https://www.fopnu.com/) is a multi-platform (Windows and Linux) P2P filesharing system based on the torrent protocol that is claiming portability (untested!). The main highlight here is the portable version ability to run both in Windows and Linux.

I suspect Fopnu to be somewhat related to Tixati, but can't really substantiate further.

Unlike many other P2P file sharing apps, we take pride in saying NO to spyware and adware. Fopnu installs and uninstalls cleanly and doesn't add anything extra to your system. Our software is fully self-contained and doesn't have annoying dependencies on Java or .Net frameworks.


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This portable version of Fopnu is meant to run on a USB flash drive or other portable media. It stores all it's configuration files in the same folder as the executable binary files, and all file paths are stored in a format relative to the program executable folder.

The portable edition comes as a standard .zip / .tar.gz / .tar.bz2 archive file that can be extracted directly to your portable media. Executable binaries for both Windows and Linux are included. The portable edition of Fopnu can be moved freely between both Windows and Linux systems and the configuration files are platform-neutral.

It is important you do not delete the 'fopnu_portable_mode.txt' file within the executables folder. This file is what triggers Fopnu to run in portable mode.


Fopnu's latest portable release (currently v1.38) can be downloaded from https://www.fopnu.com/download/portable.html.

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Re: Fopnu (filesharing program)

#2 Post by webfork » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:28 pm

I'm very happy to see something new in this space and especially something so open to portability, but have you tested it much? Does it work better than existing tools?

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Re: Fopnu (filesharing program)

#3 Post by Midas » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:22 am

Not really, no, sorry. I have little use for that sort of program nowadays... :|

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Re: Fopnu (filesharing program)

#4 Post by webfork » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:24 pm

I got a chance to test this out recently and was very pleased. Found a good selection, fast connections, and very snappy interface, which is in itself an accomplishment for file sharing programs.

Steps: Download the portable zip archive, unzip, and launch. Tested v1.55

Status: Portable, writes settings to the local folder

Note that all downloaded files are automatically shared. For additional security, I ran this inside Windows Sandbox (as pictured below).

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Download: https://www.fopnu.com/download/portable.html

Mirror: https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/ ... opnu.shtml

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