Shareaza - a better Peer to peer program|
A good spyware-free kazaa alternative
By Red Squirrel
Peer to Peer networking programs have seen a big decrease in the past few years or so because of sharing terrorists (RIAA, etc). That means there are less people using the programs, which comes down to less available data. While most people use P2P networks to get a little discount on overpriced electrons, they are also very useful for exchanging 100% legal information such as funny videos, art, 9/11 tributes etc... P2P networks are the best low budget solution to finding, and sharing ridiculously large files that would cost thousands to host on a server.
The drawback of P2P networks compared to a server hosting files is that it is 1: less reliable and 2: less secure. P2P networks are run by everyone that uses them, and they can stop the connection at any time, whether it is on purpose or by accident. Also security is less high because of the major threat of terrorists such as the RIAA, who can use the network to gain user's IPs (which is harder to do on a web server, since only the owner can access the IPs). Some file terrorist agencies will actually hack user's PCs! Because they are part of the US government, nothing can be done to stop them. Some will contact the user's ISP and even go as far as threatening them to give out info...or else...
Another downside of P2P programs is that allot of them have spyware in them. Some others are just plain crappy. Shareaza, however is open source and has no spyware! Not only that but it is a very stable network, and it also features a good firewall that you can use to block the terrorists out so they won't hijack the network to cause problems and invade people's privacy.
On the next page we'll go more into details as to what makes Shareaza a very good P2P program.
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Posted by jellyfish on June 06nd 2005 (21:29)|
Emule doesn't contain any spyware but edonkey does (both connect to the same network).
here's the link to the 8MB deal i'm getting: http://www.bulldogbroadband.com/residentia...NP/XP/index.asp
My bit torrent speeds will increase at least.
Posted by Red Squirrel on June 06nd 2005 (16:44)|
Oh wow 8mbit, that's almost LAN speed (well a slow LAN, but faster then most DSL/Cable services ). But don't expect to actually hit that though, Mine is a 5mbit connection but it's really about 1, at the most.
I don't think I've ever tried emule, I'll have to give it a try. I hope there's no spyware, I'll have to research first.
Posted by jellyfish on June 06nd 2005 (16:14)|
Emule downloads are based on a reward system, you have to have a high upload to download ratio in order to get alot of decent downloads, but once you do emule is brilliant- especially for programs, i downloaded a program last night at the speed of 70.
I like the file comment capabilities of emule aswell, it saves alot of time by not downloading corrupted files.
I use bit tornado aswell- my highest speed on there was 196.
I once downloaded 26 high quality music albums from emule in the space of 7 days...didn't like most of them so i deleted them, but that's not the point...rare stuff is there aswell.
soulseek used to be brilliant for getting rare stuff but now it just doesn't work for me.
emule is good for downloading tv episodes- that's mainly what i download now (via: http://www.the-realworld.de/).
will be going off line now for ages as i'm moving house tomorrow but i'll be back soon with an 8MB connection...much fun will be had on bit tornado/Shareaza.
Posted by Red Squirrel on June 06th 2005 (22:52)|
Well it seems to have dived like most p2p networks. I have 20 downloads, all pending.
Posted by Pyr-O-Rgasm on February 02th 2005 (00:52)|
I heard Shareaza sucked. I use to use Kazaa Lite K++. Now Kazaa is shitting out on me. It will start to download the files, I'll check back later and they disappeared, so naturally I'm like, "YAY! IT'S DONE!". Wrong. The file is no where to be found. BitTorrent is my favorite as long as you can find good sites.
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