So with the trouble going on with direct downloads, maybe now is a good time to get back to basics and start trading files again over IRC?
I wrote a simplified guide for dealing with IRC here:
If we could get more people hosting fserves, that'd be great. IRC can be really good for community building. You're in a social environment, you can talk to people with similar interests in real time. And the whole concept of serving is based on a give and take system which I find really appealing.