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tokm2k June 3rd, 2006 07:01 AM

Too many results' Part 2
Thought id open this thread, as my problem sounds different from the issue raised in the other 'too many sources' type thread.

Basically, untill a few days ago, when i searched for a song, limewire would bring up around 250 or so finds (talking about the number on the tab, next to the title of what you've searched for. Now it brings up a number litteraly in the thousands. At first i thought, oh wow lotsa soources :D But then i chose to download one of those files and it just sat on connecting for ages then need more sources.. It does the same for basically all the files i could download apart from the ones with very few or no sources.

Has a mass attack on the gnutella network been unleashed? I.e. loads of fake sources or something. Or is there another problem either my end or on the network.

Oh and btw, i have version 4.10.9 (so the latest one basically) i had the same problem with the previous version, thats why i got the newest version, thought it was a bug fix for instance..

Has anyone else had problems like this? Hopefully someone can help.


salamander61687 June 3rd, 2006 08:17 AM

i have been having exactly the same problem for the past 4 days, but i havent figured out how to fix it. how long has it been ding it for you?

Grandpa June 3rd, 2006 08:19 AM

To me it appears that the Gnutella net may be being attacked by one or more of the anti piracy companies out there. I have been seeing more of this type of post recently. I have found a couple of software programs on the net that used to have 300 to 500 search results then all of the sudden have 20,000. To me this says servers are suddenly showing up with 1000s of copies of files are they any good? I don't know I haven't tried to DL any of them and I wouldn't. This is either a sting operation designed to track people or a flood operation designed to make P2P virtually useless. You might want to check out the links below one is about this type of behavior. The other is one of the companies that does this type of thing advertisement.

tokm2k June 3rd, 2006 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by salamander61687
i have been having exactly the same problem for the past 4 days, but i havent figured out how to fix it. how long has it been ding it for you?

Hi, hmm, ive been doing ok, ive found it depends what you search for, if you just type in 'primal scream' you get loadsa of these fake sources, but if i do primal scream - loaded. You get more specific results which download fine.

Until this problem stops/gets fixed with an update, think all any of us who are suffering this problem can do.. Just sort by number of sources and choose one from the bottom of the list lol!


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