transient writes: "Gnutella's first birthday passed quietly about 10 days ago. An OpenP2P article reflects on the Gnutella network as a transient extension of the Web, since Gnutella peers use HTTP for file transfer and are essentially Web servers. Seems the network keeps evolving; there's some discussion of the new BearShare Defender and more info on the recent Gnutella virus. If Gnutella peers are Web servers, wouldn't that make Gnutella users who share files equivalent to Web site publishers, with the same responsibilities?"
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