"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
"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
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