File Sharing Networks

File Sharing Networks

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 69. Chapters: Peer-to-peer, Gnutella, Direct Connect, FastTrack, Streaming media, Napster, LimeWire, BitTorrent, GiFT, Comparison of video hosting services, EarthStation 5, Gnutella2, EMule, EDonkey network, Sneakernet, Content delivery network, NeoEdge Networks, Comparison of streaming media systems, WASTE, WinMX, VeryCD, Seedbox, OFFSystem, Winny, Hotline Communications, Kontiki, Privacy in file sharing networks, Perfect Dark, P2PTV, ShareNow, Scour, Applejuice, Mnet, HTTP(P2P), Wirehog, Razorback2, Opennap, Koorde, Turtle F2F, Soribada, Superdistribution,, Kad network, PeerWeb, Cabos, Grid casting, Open Media Network, P2P-Next, Rita M. Johnson, Overnet, Web acceleration, Multisource File Transfer Protocol, Notice and notice, Avalanche, End System Multicast, DarkNET Conglomeration, Distributed Networking, ExoSee, Key-based routing, Rendezvous protocol, Peersites, Proxyshare, Gnoozle. Excerpt: BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used for distributing large amounts of data. BitTorrent is one of the most common protocols for transferring large files, and it has been estimated that it accounted for roughly 27% to 55% of all Internet traffic (depending on geographical location) as of February 2009. Programmer Bram Cohen designed the protocol in April 2001 and released a first implementation on July 2, 2001. It is now maintained by Cohen's company BitTorrent, Inc. There are numerous BitTorrent clients available for a variety of computing platforms. As of 2011 BitTorrent has 100 million users and a greater share of network bandwidth than Netflix and Hulu combined. The BitTorrent protocol can be used to reduce the server and network impact of distributing even large files. Rather than downloading a file from a single source server, the BitTorrent protocol allows users to join a qswarmq of hosts to download and upl...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Title:File Sharing Networks
Author:Source Wikipedia, LLC Books
Publisher:Books LLC, Wiki Series - 2010-06


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