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Re: Napster and others...
What would be your suggestions on making Napster a more network friendly app? Certainly it would be easier to queue it if it only used one port for client->client transfer, but the problem is that there's no way to know if that port would be in use. Also, for people behind firewalls you need to tunnel in sometimes (of course, that works only a small portion of the time). I don't know what the numbers look like, but it may be the case that just queueing up the default data port would catch some large percentage of the Napster file transfering. Anyway, if there are constructive suggestions, we're all ears. -Michael On Tue, Mar 07, 2000 at 11:48:25AM -0500, Scott McGrath wrote: --snip-- > for which it is purchased for. If Napster and it's ilk were well written > applications > I could create custom queues for it and discard when necessary like I do for non > business related web traffic rather than my current heavy handed ACL's If anyone > on the list has a alternate method I would appreciate hearing about it and my > users would love me for giving them back access to Napster and other music sites. > > Apologetically - Scott --snip-- -- Michael Ridley <[email protected]>