31 October 2008

Experimenting with Peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing

This last raya I was introduce to Peer to Peer File sharing, when i ask some one where to find movies to watch on the net. . . He immediately down load a Bit Torrent client for me with assorted plug in, and pointed me to a site to find files to download. . . I know that this has been going on for a long time, But this my first experience with this type of thing, and i have to say that, i have mix feelings on doing this. . . It takes so long in downloading files, a 400MB + file look, log on time of 7 days of 8 hours each, a 10.6mb file is still down loading at the 16% mark after more then a whole month!, with time log in of 13+ days and counting. Actually it when up 3% over the last two days. I have access to a IDSN (commercial type), which should be fast. . . Further quality of the files are also suspected, it may not be actually what you want, or in a different language. . . Is it worth spending all that time and log in money? In my opinion, I don't think so, It just not worth the effort unless it is for some thing money cannot buy.