P2P users traveling by eDonkey

by admin August 29, 2005 at 5:39 am

A new study by ISP network service CacheLogic suggests that file swappers around the world are converging on a new favorite technology, possibly in response to pressure by Hollywood studios.

Last year, British company CacheLogic said BitTorrent–a peer-to-peer technology optimized for downloading large files–was accounting for more than half of all the file-swapping traffic on Internet service provider networks around the world.

A year later, peer-to-peer traffic in general continues to account for the majority of data traffic on ISP networks, usually between 50 percent and 70 percent of the total, the company said. But BitTorrent has been overtaken by usage of eDonkey, a rival with more power to search for content, but with similar speedy download features.

Full article: CNET News.com