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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

shifting peer to peer network  Since Gnutella is a shifting peer-to-peer network, searches 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

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The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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