Yesterday I received an e-mail asking if there was a way to limit the number of times a transfer is downloaded. Their reasoning was:
“Then I can guarantee that somebody will only download one copy of a particular file or I can create an offer where the first 50 people get to download something for free etc.”
Since this was one of the features I had on my short list of TODO items, I figured it would be the next one to be implemented.
So now you will see that there is a “Limit the Number of Download Transfers” option available now when you are getting ready to start a “Send Files” transfer. (Naturally you can also limit the number of Uploaded Transfers when you choose to “Receive Files” instead.)
Once that number of transfers has been reached, all further connections will be denied. (Specifically, it’s counting the number of unique computers that have been connected to the transfer, not the actual transfers themselves. The reason for this is just in case someone gets disconnected from the transfer and needs to resume where they left off.)
So give it a try, and let me know what you think!