This site is here to help the DC community get the most out of the top notch file sharing program DC++. This site contains a set of DC++ hub lists , DC++ information.
Direct connect is a peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol. The most popular Windows client implementing this protocol currently is DC++. Direct connect clients connect to a central hub (usually on port 411) and can download files directly from one machine to another.
Hubs feature a list of clients or users connected to them. Users can search for files and download them from other clients, as well as chat with other users.
Direct connect hubs are central servers to which clients connect, thus the networks are not as de-centralised as Gnutella or FastTrack. Hubs provide information about the clients, as well as file searching and chat capabilities. File transfers are done directly between clients, in true peer-to-peer fashion.
Hubs often have special areas of interest. Many have requirements on the total size of the files that their members share (share size), and restrictions on the content and quality of shares. Hubs can allow users to register and provide user authentication. Some private reghubs only let in users already registered.
Direct connect hubs have difficulty scaling, due to the broadcast-centricity of the protocol.