I am incredibly geeky (though I certainly know geeks who are moreso) and somewhat hackerish, been running my household WiFi and Wired network to dozens of devices for several years and everything was fine until my Mom's new housesitter brought a laptop into the network that was profoundly infected with various malware. I THINK the malware issue is still contained to his laptop but household broadband utilization went from 200 - 300 GB per month in January/February to more than 650 GB in March and we're still racking up 10-12 GB per day in April. I need help with what to do without alienating anyone and what I can do to support the housesitter while he also works locally on his computer to remove the malware. Brainstorming, new techniques, anything like that would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by kalessin
on Apr 7, 2014 -
How do I raise money without going to a bank? If I wanted to raise say a million dollars to extend my business and the bank is not being helpful. What are my options? I hear a bunch about P2P lending but how does that work and how do I access it?
posted by monkeywithhat
on May 29, 2012 -
What is the smartphone software that uses other nearby phones as a a kind of p2p wireless network - ie. sends a message by transmitting it to any other phones in range that are also running the app, which will then pass it on in a similar fashion, etc.? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard
on Oct 8, 2011 -
Do you know of any attempts to monetize peer-to-peer file sharing? That is to say if a user is sharing a file, she gets compensated for uploading bits of the file? I'm interested in knowing who's looking in to it and what kind of success they may have had.
posted by storybored
on Aug 20, 2009 -
How worried should I be about the recent rash of stories in the mainstream media about P2P software being used to commit identity theft? [more inside]
posted by The Ardship of Cambry
on Mar 2, 2009 -
Grrrr, Time Warner Cable has unceremoniously removed their stellar USENET access. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by willie11
on Jun 25, 2008 -
So which P2P networks garner the most RIAA lawsuits? The lawsuits are, of course, a sort of cloak and dagger affair, but isn't there some data on this kind of thing? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Jun 20, 2008 -
Help me make sure that my money gets to Handsome Dick Manitoba: downloading vs buying music, and how to find out if an artist actually gets money from their own album sales?
posted by intermod
on May 22, 2007 -
Has the "force seed" option been removed from the latest version of Azureus
(184.108.40.206)? It used to be a simple right-click away, but now I can't seem to locate it anywhere... (I've searched the Wiki
posted by mykescipark
on Jan 14, 2007 -
I need compelling examples of legitimate/legal
uses of bittorrent or other p2p applications/protocols. [more inside]
posted by spock
on Nov 28, 2006 -
Two-pronged question: (1) How common are virus/spyware-infected applications on P2P, assuming the filesize is big (50+ MB) and it's not one of those stupid 50 KB bait files? (2) Are there any good free or shareware virus scanners that are especially designed to examine the contents of executable setup programs? Most protection programs just look at existing files on a hard drive. [more inside]
posted by chef_boyardee
on Oct 8, 2006 -
As of two weeks ago, my (entirely legal) Soulseek downloads won't go any faster than exactly 4.1 k/s. If I download more than one file at a time, they'll each go at 2 k/s; four at a time go at 1 k/s each; any more than that and they all fail. My internet is otherwise speedy and the relevant ports are forwarded. Why is this happening to me? What have I done wrong?
posted by stammer
on Sep 24, 2006 -
Are there any P2P protocols (with clients for Windows, OS X, and Linux ideally) that are ideal for sharing files between a small group of friends? [more inside]
posted by thebabelfish
on Aug 31, 2006 -
I haven't really downloaded music since the days of Napster, then Audiogalaxy and then Soulseek (until it started to suck). [more inside]
posted by falameufilho
on Jan 15, 2006 -
I only ping intermittently if at all, to a wireless router whenever bittorrent is started. Its not upload/download limits/bandwidth or the usual, as there does not need be any data tranfer to time out, just having the BT program running. Bittorrent itself is fast as a button throughout. [more inside]
posted by ugrndhg
on Jan 15, 2006 -
I need to begin to secure a network against IP "theft" liability and security breaches. Please help me compile a list of every known IM and P2P/filesharing protocol and/or client. [more inside]
posted by loquacious
on Nov 22, 2005 -
How can I detect if my ISP is using traffic-shaping software to throttle my P2P connections? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR
on Nov 13, 2005 -
Is there a way, using Limewire for preference, to see my friends shared music folder? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot-
on Oct 28, 2005 -
Are all P2P file sharting networks evil and infect your computer with wiruses and spyware?
Also, does anyone know how to copy DVDs (that I have legally purchased and copy them to my video iPod?
posted by danielpcummings
on Oct 26, 2005 -
There's a version of the US national anthem on the movie "The Sum of All Fears" that I would like to download. Had no luck with P2P networks. Any clues?
posted by falameufilho
on Oct 9, 2005 -
How can I use Azureus to download just one file out of a big torrent that includes many files? [more inside]
posted by jojopizza
on Aug 7, 2005 -
Illegal Uses for iTunesFilter: How do you copy the mp3s from Shared libraries on iTunes to your HD? I seem to recall a program that achieved this task, but don't remember its name.
posted by mowglisambo
on May 24, 2005 -
When I download files with "Bits On Wheels" the torrents remain in a folder on my drive, but they are inactive. How does one keep them 'seeding' and searchable by other P2P people?
When I search for programs, it appears only recent episodes are available. I'd like to make all my older torrents available too.
posted by DickStock
on Apr 28, 2005 -
I've just recently set up my first wireless home network consisting of a Win XP box on a cable modem hooked up to an AirPort Extreme sending a signal to an iBook. It's working great except for problems with my favorite p2p program (WinMX). I now have to use a "secondary" connection to the network which yeilds less effective search results and performance and I am unable to upload files to the network. My research tells me that I need to do some fiddling with my firewall to make things work better, which is uncharted territory for me. Does anyone know what I need to do, and can you explain it to me in basic, clear terms. Thanks.
posted by jonmc
on Feb 27, 2005 -
Best peer-to-peer file sharing program for Mac OS X? I'm using Limewire now, and am wondering if there is another program offering a better selection, ie, with more members. I'm mostly interested in audio files. Is there software allowing the downloading of entire albums at a time?
posted by cahlers
on Dec 11, 2004 -
What are things like these days in the p2p universe? I've been using BitTorrent exclusively for a while but friends and family have asked for my help with p2p but BitTorrent is overkill for the small files (songs, ringtones, etc) they're looking for. Also, BitTorrent has no search facilities which they'll need. What programs are out there? How spyware-ridden are they? How corrupted with bogus files? And, are there any sites you'd recommend to keep up-to-date with p2p?
posted by TimeFactor
on Dec 10, 2004 -
Everybody knows about music, warez, pr0n and movies. Everybody who reads AskMe now knows about comicz
What else do you download from p2p networks?
Not looking to get Matt in trouble here, so please no links to files / "sharing" sites, etc. I'm just curious as to what other sorts of media are being p2ped.
posted by signal
on Nov 24, 2004 -
I know that the RIAA has sued users of certain P2P networks like Kazaa, with mixed results. I'd like to know if there are any other examples of companies or agencies suing individuals for alleged copyright infringement...(like maybe the MPAA going after people on BitTorrent or something.) [more inside]
posted by thewittyname
on Oct 31, 2004 -
I'm sure it's been asked before, but I can't find it. What's the best free mp3 downloader out there now? Kazaa is kaput with ads now, in my opinion.
posted by agregoli
on Sep 2, 2004 -
What is the best P2P application for the Mac?
posted by dydecker
on Aug 17, 2004 -