Sharing large files over the internet


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Sending large files over the internet can be troublesome. Even to a programmer, this can be a challenge. If the file is too big for email, you usually end up resorting to some web-based large file transfer service. I had a client send me a link to a file he was trying to send me using one of those services and the site was filled with advertising for porn sites. Needless to say, he was a little embarrassed, and said the site didn't used to be like that.

Well, to solve this problem I created an AIR utility called "BelugaFile". BelugaFile is a cross-platform utility that allows you to easily connect to someone and send a large file directly, without the need of a server or a hosting service.

I've released it under the lesser GNU public license. Go to to check it out.

Version 1.01 update:

  • Better Linux support.
  • Ability to launch from a browser.

I have tried using this program and have had no luck as of yet. I even tried uninstalling and re-installing and so has the person I am trying to send to, but nothing seems to work. I wish it would. Any ideas to help would be appreciated.


BelugaFile requires both users to allow for UDP traffic. I believe the UDP port used is 1935 plus some higher ports, but I don't know for sure.