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Kazaa/Brilliant/AltNet Steve Romig The Ohio State University April, 2002.

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1 Kazaa/Brilliant/AltNet Steve Romig The Ohio State University April, 2002

2 Kazaa, Brilliant and Altnet Kazaa is a peer to peer sharing system They've partnered with Brilliant (3d advertising) Infrastructure in place to download new components Plans are afoot to download and enable components that will create "altnet" in "several weeks"

3 Altnet Will allow brilliant to charge commercial customers to use "spare" computing resources Brilliant will provide "compensation" to those who allow them to resell their spare cycles “Win-win", or is it?

4 More Info Brilliant home page: –http://www.brilliantdigital.com/ Brilliant privacy statement: –http://www.brilliantdigital.com/content.asp?I D=781

5 Issues Sneaky? Privacy? Security - bugs, subvert, DDOS attacks Whose computers? Transit bandwidth - whose network? Commercial use, etc.

6 What to do about it? Uninstall: html Block tcp/1214 Watch bandwidth, charge/yell at/beat people who use too much Traffic shaping (ala packeteer)


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