Friday, January 14, 2005

BitTorrent, eXeem, Meta-Torrent, Podcasting: "What? So What?"

BitTorrent, eXeem, Meta-Torrent, Podcasting: "What? So What?": "The index that facilitates the sharing of files on a large scale is also the Achilles heel of peer-to-peer file-sharing, because it is vulnerable to litigation and closure. So what happens if the index is itself distributed? I try to get my head around the latest in peer-to-peer file sharing, and explain a bit about what I've learned, including the fact that BitTorrent's power rests in its 'swarm' distribution model, but not necessarily in your end-user download speed. What has this got to do with podcasting? (Answer: invisible P2P plumbing helps the podcasting wheel go round)."

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