I should have posted this on the 21st when I saw it, but I’ve been busy. Between the upcoming wedding and building fence all day, there’s not much time for anything else. Anyway, the creators of eDonkey2000 have released a public beta of Overnet, which is a P2P file sharing application using a distributed hash table. This is similar to The Chord Project and The Circle, but like eDonkey it uses MFTP (Multisource File Transfer Protocol). There are some well-documented concerns about the susceptibility of distributed hash tables to attacks, so it’ll be interesting to see how Overnet fares in that regard.

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