sent in an excerpt from a clip2 DSS report
about gnutella's evolution and condition. "the network has neither smoothly scaled nor catastrophically collapsed since average traffic grew to regularly exceed dial-up modem bandwidth in August 2000. Instead, the network persists in a fragmented state comprised of numerous continuously evolving responsive segments, the largest of which typically contains hundreds of hosts. We estimate at present that unique Gnutella users per day number no less than 10,000 and may range as high as 30,000. We suggest that further technical innovation and wide adoption of this innovation are necessary for the Gnutella network to scale beyond its present state.""
Read this if you're interested in p2p [?]