File Sharing??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bandmaster, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. bandmaster

    bandmaster Olympic Trombonist

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    How does p2p work then?
    Is this different to Kazaar?
    How unsafe might it be?
    Can anyone recommend a good free firewall? :cool:
     
  2. Lee

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    Unless you own the copyright of 'the files you're sharing', then just don't do it.

    p-2-p is having access to peoples hard drives rather than files being uploaded and downloaded by a central server.

    I always found it strange that @ntfs we don't mention, warez, cracks, files nor serials, but file sharing goes uncensored!

    Well your own firewall has to allow in and outgoing communications with p-2-p sharing anyway.

    We all use different firewalls, I use zone alarm pro with web filtering. I have used 4 and find it the easiest and when checking @grc.com the best for my protection.
     
  3. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    P2P as of today is not illegal. The programs that are p2p related that people use are not illegal. Some of the content that they can download can be illegal not all but some. If you are using a p2p program and are having issues we will try and help. If you download something you do not own or does not have a GPL, we will not provide support for that.
     
  4. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Really?
     
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  6. bandmaster

    bandmaster Olympic Trombonist

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    whoops

    Did I stir up something dodgy here? I'm not using p2p - I don't know enough about it to decide whether I would want to. I just heard about it and wanted to know more before jumping in uninformed. Seems I did right.

    The replies I got didn't really give me an understandable explanation of how it works though - maybe because I'm more of a novice than people realize?

    I understand that copying (copyrighted) programs from one pc to another is illegal. What else do I need to know to avoid getting into trouble?
    :confused:
     
  7. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    To understand the P2P model, you have to move away from a server-client way of thinking. On a server-client model, a client such as you connects to a server to request for whatever data. That server provides services such as serving webpages. When you are visiting a page, you are connecting to a server that is many times dedicated to that particular job. In a P2P model, there is no central server and no central entity that has all the power. Every node or user accessing that P2P network is equal. No files reside on a single server.
     
  8. pluto

    pluto OSNN Addict

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    http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net/

    I recommend Direct Connect ++, DC++ for short, for p2p, its safe in the way that fake files, viruses, trojans and spyware are not pressent in the program or sharers. People who do share fakes and what not are kicked from the hubs so increasing security.
     
  9. Smoke286

    Smoke286 Smokeater

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    the thing I dont like about DC is you have to share a fairly masive ammount of stuff in order to connect to any good servers. All of us do not have 15 gigs of HD space to allocate to file sharing

    As to the legality of p2p programs it varys from country to country