[Pipet Users] Why Gnutella Can't Scale. No, Really.

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Thu Feb 15 06:37:12 EST 2001

Jarl van Katwijk wrote:
> ----
> And it should also be noted that only search query and response traffic
> was accounted for, omitting various other types of Gnutella traffic such
> as PING, PONG, and most importantly, the bandwidth costs incurred by
> actual file transfers. 2.4GBps is just search and response traffic, but
> what about the obnoxiously large amount of bandwidth necessary to
> transfer files between clients?
> ---

Yeah, some of the comments that I read on Slashdot indicated that searching is
a serious problem with all P2P networks.  I think that is what the article

Aside from searching, my two points are valid.

J.W. Bizzaro                                           jeff at bioinformatics.org
Director, Bioinformatics.org: The Open Lab     http://bioinformatics.org/~jeff
"All those scientists--they're all alike!  They say they're working for us,
but what they really want is to rule the world!" 
  -- Angry Villager, Young Frankenstein

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