P2P Booming As Users Swap Large Files

Data collected from a six-month study of Internet traffic shows that the exchange of films and software is booming, and that the vast majority of peer-to-peer traffic is made up of files larger than 100MB.

CacheLogic, a UK network equipment maker, reported that BitTorrent has now superseded FastTrack — which is used by Kazaa — as the most popular P2P client worldwide. CacheLogic estimates that there are always at least 10 million people logged on to a P2P network at any time.

The company also said that the vast majority of P2P traffic came from files in excess of 100MB.

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