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  It Doesn't Pay to be Popular
Subject:   Bittorrent guarantee identical to direct download
Date:   2003-05-31 09:04:16
From:   eggboard
Response to: Bittorrent guarantee identical to direct download

That's not exactly what I was writing about: if you distribute the file directly and have it distributed through the system, yes; but people downloading have no assurance that any file named X is the same file as X. You see what I mean? If you don't know the author, and there's no trust mechanism that currently allows you to "know" an author, then you don't know whether a file originated from the author who is distributing it or not.


Someone could take our book PDF, add a virus, bundle it up, and name it "Real_World_Adobe_GoLive_6.pdf.exe".


BitTorrent isn't an excellent choice at the moment for the reasons I cited: people can be fired, suspended, or expelled for using ANY P2P in many places, and our likely reader base wouldn't use a program like BitTorrent for reasons of obscurity (they're not in that community of people who know what P2P is) or job security.


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  1. Bittorrent guarantee identical to direct download
    2003-08-13 06:11:34  anonymous2 [View]

  2. Yes, but the problem is not specific to BitTorrent
    2003-05-31 15:27:47  anonymous2 [View]

    • Yes, but the problem is not specific to BitTorrent
      2003-05-31 15:58:35  eggboard [View]

      • Yes, but the problem is not specific to BitTorrent
        2003-06-02 14:34:31  anonymous2 [View]

      • Yes, but the problem is not specific to BitTorrent
        2003-06-02 14:34:09  anonymous2 [View]

        • Yes, but the problem is not specific to BitTorrent
          2004-02-01 02:41:56  susy_miller [View]

        • Yes, but the problem is not specific to BitTorrent
          2004-02-01 02:38:39  susy_miller [View]

        • Yes, but the problem is not specific to BitTorrent
          2003-06-13 05:58:22  anonymous2 [View]

        • Yes, but the problem is not specific to BitTorrent
          2003-06-13 05:55:53  anonymous2 [View]

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