Wednesday, December 10, 2008

ABC of P2P

On 2007, the top two largest P2P networks (protocols) are BitTorrent and Gnutella. BitTorrent was increasing steadily.

The majority of Gnutella users are using LimeWire. Implemented in Java, LimeWire has a basic version which is open source. It supports BitTorrent as well.

Vuze, originally named Azureus, is a BitTorrent client. Also implemented in Java, Vuze (Azureus) is the No. 2 most popular download in SourceForge.

It is worth mentioning TorrentRelay. It is a purely web-based BitTorrent client. It does not require any software installed on your PC. The BitTorrent downloading is done at the TorrentRelay website. But as a free user, you can not download any file whose size is larger than 800MB.

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