Opinion: P2P Application, Do One for All?

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Just yesterday, in an entry on the temporary solution to some problems you are experiencing the Ares network, formed a small debate over whether there should be a single application and protocol when it comes to downloading by P2P. Needless to say that what you will read below is a subjective personal opinion and that in no case represents nothing more than that.

I remember the first time I tried Napster with my 56k modem, what, without understanding how it worked very well, I thought the future. In fact Napster was no doubt which started what we now know as P2P, which paved the way and he did that today things are so simple.

Things have changed a lot since then, so much so that now we can see distinct three major networks and applications such as eMule, Bittorrenty Ares. Each with their advantages and disadvantages and they complement the sea well.

The mere idea of having a single network makes me a little tip of the hairs, explained to me. Okay, if, if well-mounted would be the final where to find and download anything so very fast, however this is not feasible for several reasons.

eMule is probably the place to find anything, if we neglect our pictures up yet is slow. I have tested hundreds of these manuals that there are online to make eMule fine, I tried different clients and different lists of servers and end whenever I come to the same conclusion. This is very slow. What if that’s all, but requires too much patience.

Bittorrent on the contrary is fast but has a problem, we must resort to external sites to locate material for downloading. Moreover, by relying on this, in most cases the only thing we found are novelties and, on rare occasions, things just over a month old. What if, that there are exceptions and private trackers, but the reality is what we all know.

Ares is the least that I used but it seems to me quite useful for small things loose and little more. Fairly fast in general but as long as in your searches do not leave than normal.

I say that if I could make things perfect, a P2P network very quickly, with endless material for downloading and that would have been done already, right? If not been done is because you can not, must be unfeasible to invest so much effort and time on a project that we will not get a single penny or euro.

In addition, with a single network that would be easy to control the content and, at one point plunged to stamp out P2P, piracy and others. Governments and societies what would it even easier and I do not think that is what we want.

Clearly we all want a perfect world with perfect P2P networks, but unfortunately it can not be but I think with what we have right now is going great and that everything good is welcome but we are not so bad.

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