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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Napster Cooks up Soup-to-Gnutella Network Management Challenges
Recent legal actions against online MP3 search services suggest U.S. businesses may be liable for not restricting programs like Napster and Gnutella on their

amongst others  are distributed and cascaded amongst other connected Gnutella users. It's not quite a broadcast storm, but it's not a frugal consumer of shared bandwidth either. Also, for Gnutella, the lack of a centralized server means distributed searches run via broadcast cascades on TCP port 6346. At a minimum, make sure you restrict firewall access to ports 6699 (Napster) and 6346 (Gnutella). Since these programs allow users to circulate potentially illegal copies of audio files, or pornography, they have no place

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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