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ChiFS Client(s)

Since a Hub exposes a web interface to discover files and since all the downloads happen over HTTP, a web browser is sufficient to download from the ChiFS network. But a standard web browser is not a very good download manager:

Special ChiFS client implementations will be needed in order to have reliable downloading from multiple Shares. These could come in various forms:

Clients don't have to be limited to just being a download manager - they could also provide an alternative interface to the search and browsing functionality of Hubs. Similarly, Client and Share functionality could be implemented into a single application, so there could be an integrated ChiFS GUI sharing and downloading tool that does not require the use of a web browser.

But at this stage these are nothing more than ideas. There is no special ChiFS client at the moment.