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[FYI] Scaling Problems: Gnutella is dead.


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Gnutella is going down in flames!

By Aaron Pava, ZDNet Music

September 22, 2000 5:37 AM PT

URL: http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/comment/0,5859,2631178,00.html

Gnutella is dead. 

If you never used Gnutella, you couldn't care less. If you're a 
Napster user and you've been waiting to switch until the service gets 
shut down, it may be too late. In fact, too many users may be the 
basic problem. A few months ago, during the time of Napster's pending 
demise, a rush of traffic on the Gnutella network overwhelmed the 

Since then, traffic has dropped to pre-scare levels. We've learned a 
bit from that rush -- and it's not good news.  


Unfortunately, we have found that Gnutella is not as scalable as the 
centralized Napster network.  


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