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  Posted on Friday May 19, @12:28AM Pacific
Goodies Two months ago, Justin Frankel created an ingenious little software tool that allows its users to bypass the dominant Internet companies and communicate directly among themselves. His bosses at America Online Inc., the biggest computing network of them all, were so impressed they tried to snuff it out of existence. Read more about both the beauty and danger of Gnutella in The Washington Post.

 
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    How about Making the Net More Powerful?

    by The Brotherly Behemoth on Friday May 19, @07:53AM
    Great article in the Post. Thanks Dave.

    The idea that "Gnutella will someday run through nearly every machine on the Internet" seems fairly preposterous (at least with the current client&server Gnutella construction) because a very few small percentage of net-users have unique or even rare info on their machine. Then again, if the system is efficient enough, why can't I find my Uncle's latest vacation pictures without knowing his IP?

    My guess is there eventually will be a majority of only clients (with perhaps a private/protected server) but with whoever likes being able to roll out a searchable server...

    A profitable app is (as mentioned in the article) intra'GNUtella'nets for Corps. Imagine being able to find the accounting data, without having to wait for accounting to get it to you.

    Again, simple but important and I'm almost done spouting.

    This seem to be still plenty simple enough to get in on.

    'Night!
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