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Old January 29th, 2001
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Even BearShare is primitive.

I mean, look at how much bandwidth is devoured by a few measly host connections.

The idea of 'broadcasting' a search to 16,000 computers on average, and having all the results pile back at you is very inefficient.

Most of the time, the same files end up being returned to different clients over and over again.

Clearly, the protocol, or at least client's implementations of it, is in its infancy.

A glance at the statistics page in BearShare used to show over 50% of traffic was pings and pongs. This is ridiculous!!!
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