Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Effective P2P File Sharing Without Spyware

Overnet is an open source, cross platform application (Win, Mac and Linux) that allows you to share files with millions of other people across the globe.

According to InfoAnarchy , Overnet, the file sharing application based on the Kademlia algorithm (, has reached a number of 1 million simultaneously connected users.

Overnet is designated as the technological successor to the popular eDonkey2000' P2P file sharing application.

Overnet is not dependent on central servers, it will hopefully eliminate the problem of eDoneky server operators being threatened or arrested.



Slyck News points out that the "The combined strength of these two networks, which numbers well over 1.5 million, surpasses Napster during its peak. We're witnessing yet another example of the movie and music industry's absolute failure in curbing the P2P phenomenon."

Clients are available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

You can download a free copy of Overnet here.

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posted by Robin Good on Thursday, April 17 2003, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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