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Shareaza client to be blocked from the Gnutella P2P network?

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 17 Feb 2003 13:54 User comments (1)

Looks like that various parties that develop client software for the Gnutella network are having a little fight of their own. Gnutella is a decentralized Peer-To-Peer file sharing network, in the same fashion as WinMX or Kazaa. Personally I wonder who uses Gnutella network and why as there are a lot better and more efficient solutions available (read: Direct Connect).
Anyway, the BearShare developer Vinnie Falco is seriously bugged by Shareaza client.

Our goal is not to block Shareaza from the network, but rather to give their users the worst possible experience so they will stop using the application. I'll leave it up to your imagination as for the methods we will employ.

..and that’s about the nicest thing he said in his statement. Check the source out – it's actually quite fun reading.

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119.2.2003 0:46

I lost interest on any software that uses the Gnutella network for several reasons. First, it hogs the bandwidth on my 56k modem and the college I'm at barred it along with Morpheus, etc. as it clogs the backbone. Second, it doesn't find even the fraction of results I get from other P2P software such as Kazaa(lite) and WinMX. Finally, nearly every host it finds is full, drops connections or are very slow.

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