[bittorrent] BT, Nats, and hackers at the door...

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Mon May 30 19:44:21 EDT 2005


--On Monday, May 30, 2005 4:12 AM -0400 Bill Cox <bill at viasic.com> wrote:

> However, the trend seems to be making it even more difficult for the
> average Mom to open a p2p port for the outside world to use.

Is that really a bad thing? Consider all the spamming zombies on the 
Internet. If an exploit is discovered for a popular P2P app, chances are 
that most people won't update it and seal the hole, so it will be widely 
exploited, just as Outlook, IE, IIS, and SQL Server are now. Maybe 
requiring some basic knowledge before throwing up a server is a Good Thing.





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