Re: Gnutella protocol reverse-engineered

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From: Tom Whore (
Date: Tue Apr 18 2000 - 08:50:07 PDT

On Mon, 17 Apr 2000, Jim Whitehead wrote:

--]A pretty detailed reverse engineering of the Gnutella protocol, including
--]some source code (in Pascal), is available at:

Not just that, but a rash of gnutella clones are filtering out of the
woodsheds. These little gems are taking the reverse eng work and some
observations and making new apps from old.

An interesting event hit the gnutella sceen last week when folks who were
working on this realized that the official gnutella apps where rolling the
TTL counter from 0 to 255, thus a search packets propagation went far past
teh time alloted to a point that some serious traffic was being whirled
around gnutellanet.

Between gnutella in the field and reading the freenet dev mailing lists
folks are getting to see a how these things gorw and become usefull.

Petri Dish Net--what do you want to grow today.

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