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CNN: Gnutella finds friends among MP3 enthusiasts

Mar 29, 2000, 17:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Hopper)

"As expected, a souped-up way to transfer music between users has found a home with programmers and enthusiasts."

"Gnutella, similar to its spiritual ancestor Napster, is a program that resides on a user's machine and catalogs MP3 music files. The files can be freely traded among Gnutella users...."

"University administrators concerned about excessive bandwidth use have successfully blocked Napster. But unlike Napster, Gnutella doesn't have to connect to central servers in order to share files and communicate with other people running the client. Gnutella's client and server are one in the same, and users are free to connect to any of the individuals running the Gnutella software."

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