dl: Download Ticket Service

Introduction to DL. Also see some screenshots.

dl” is a file exchange service that allows you to upload any file to a web server and generate a unique ticket for others to download. The ticket is automatically expired according to the specified rules, so that you don’t need to keep track or cleanup afterward. “dl” also allows you to grant an anonymous, one-time upload for others to send you a file, without the requirement of account management.

dl” can directly be integrated into Thunderbird (see DL for Thunderbird), and also includes two native clients (see dl-wx, or watch the introduction) that allow to use the service directly from the shell for maximum convenience, without opening a browser!

dl” is usually installed as a “email attachments replacement” due to its simplicity (though can be used in other ways).


Files as found in the latest release of “dl”:

NEWS:Summary of changes.
README:Notes about usage and installation.
DL for Thunderbird:
 Thunderbird extension which converts large attachments to DL tickets/links automatically.
dl-wx:dl-wx is a graphical native client to the dl web-service. This page contains the pre-built binary versions for Windows.
Guide:Sample usage guide for your users (included in the distribution in several languages).


Latest 5 available releases of “dl” (most recent first):

Full archive in releases/.

Release announcements are made on the mailing list.

All the relevant source/developer information can be found on Github:


Get involved

If you feel to discuss improvements, customizations and suggestions, you can subscribe to dl-ticket-service by either sending an empty email to <dl-ticket-service+subscribe@thregr.org>, using GMane (group “gmane.comp.web.dl-ticket-service.general”) or by contacting the author at <wavexx@thregr.org>. The archives are accessible via web through http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.web.dl-ticket-service.general or via news directly.