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Question regarding P2P file downloads.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by TED, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. TED

    TED Millennium Member

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    First question, military field manuals are considered government publications, right, as such are they not also considered public domain? I've found out that there are 100's and 100's of military field manuals. There is even one on hand to hand combat and specifically one on pressure point/critical striking spots. I want them all. The easiest way to do this would seem to be to download them.

    In addition to the military field manuals, I would like to get some open source role playing material, such as the famous D20 system.

    Laslty the good old fashioned porn.

    I do not have much knowledge in this whole P2P program thing and was always told that Kazaa lite was the way to go. However, in searching for it, I have found that it is was shut down over some alleged illegality or some such thing. So, what might be some currently available quality alternatives and what are their respective pro's and cons?

    TED
     
  2. Harlequin

    Harlequin I need a weapon

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    Kazaa still works. If you can't download it anymore (haven't looked) get it from someone who has it. Since it P2P it will still work unlike Napster. Is WinMX still running?

    Be careful using any P2P program. More trojans and viruses are spread that way than any other.
     

  3. troyboy30

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    winmx is still running.
     
  4. lomfs24

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    First I gotta say, I worked at an ISP for and I hate, HATE, p2p. Nearly everything that goes across a p2p network is illegal. And for every legal bit of data that goes across a p2p network there are 12 other places to get that material without being on a p2p. Second, it creates an unbelievable amount of bandwidth usage. Third, everyone who used P2P through our network within a few days was calling us because their internet connection wouldn't work. The reason, they got a virus and were trying to do nasty thing with out network and they would get automatically firewalled. Of course, I think the ISP that I worked for ran the tightest ship in the business when it came to that sort of thing.

    That being said, Kazaa and WinMX are still available, Limewire never was any good and it would suprise me if it was still a going concern. Scan everything you download before you use it. Make sure your antivirus definitions are current.

    Oh, and when you computer crashes from getting a virus, we are here at GT to help.
     
  5. enesch

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    I would recommend you use emule
    http://www.emule-project.net/
    But first hardware/software firewall and updated virus software.
    I would also suggest trying to use a second hard drive to download any p2p files you get and scan them before you unzip(and scan again after you unzip) You can't be too careful.

    And yet another way to get p2p files get or build a second computer one you can afford to get infected use that one that way if something slips past your virus scan you can just reload the box and not have to worry about messing up your main computer. (doesn’t have to be too fancy of a computer you are only downloading with it enough to meet the requirements of the p2p software you are using and the OS you want to use)

    And the very best way to be certain you don’t get something you don’t want use a Linux box with emule download to the Linux machine share the drive with samba and scan the files with your windows virus scanner.


    Good luck
     
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    I have been using winmx for years and have never been infected. update your virus software and double scan everything before you open it , you will be fine.
     
  7. Chevytuff19

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    Ares is the program I use.
     
  8. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    when you search google for "kazaa lite", at the bottom of the results page, this is displayed:


    when did google start doing this? i never thought i'd use other search engines, but now i'm looking around.
     
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