Fidelio is a Linux/Unix client for Hotline, a proprietary protocol that combines ftp-like, irc-like and news-like functions with user authentication and permissions in one package.

Fidelio is currently fully functional as a non-administative client, with the exception of banners.

Features include:

  • Multiple concurrent connections
  • Single window per server connection
  • Tree-structured bookmarks
  • Trackers and searchable index of servers.
  • Userlist and public chat in one pane.
  • Private chat
  • Both flat (v. 1.2) and threaded news support, with posting of news.
  • Ignore messages and chat of users.
  • Private Messages
  • Sounds on events
  • Multiple icon set loading
  • Use of custom icon sets for buttons
  • Uploading, donwloading, resuming of file transfers.
  • Per-donwload and per-upload bandwidth caps
  • Server-side and client-side file queues.

Please report errors and omissions to

Last updated:
Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/project-web/fidelio/htdocs/post.html on line 8
Mon 9 Sep 2002