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By U. Uibomäe
Services that limewire can be used
LimeWire is a file sharing program which has been developed as an Internet service used by subscribers to acquire and share music files. Other types of file may also be shared but music is the main reason people use the site. This type of set up is called a peer-to-peer network because transfers happen directly between subscribers. Since the system makes all music on the network available to anyone on the network, there is a massive amount of music available to any one member at any time. As the service accumulates members the music selection increases exponentially. To get started, the user needs to sign up to the service and then download the program onto his computer. Once the program is loaded he is guided to create and name a designated folder to be used for downloading and uploading files when using LimeWire. The system will go to this folder when performing either of these two activities to or from his computer. LimeWire automatically searches this folder and lists every file it contains. When someone on the network searches for a file, LimeWire searches all of the designated folders on the network and presents a selection of files which matched the search criteria to the searcher. He can then pick from this selection and download the selected file from the other users. The greater the number of users who possess the file, the faster will be the download speed. The mechanism which enables this type of search/download is called the Digital Audio Access Protocol. The transfer between user computers is direct and is not routed through a central server. Each user acts as a server and as a client, speeding up the process. When you are seeking to download from your network peers, the peers who have the complete file you need are termed seeds. These are the peers from whom the selection list will be drawn. The network can also find small pieces of the file you are searching for and download these. The common peer-to-peer networks work with mechanisms called bittorrents (sometimes called torrents). These operate by downloading small bits of a file from a multitude of sources on the web culminating in a complete download. So you may be receiving an entire file from one seed but you could also be receiving small bits of the file from many sources. Bittorrents ensure that the quality of data downloaded is assured by filtering out anything which does not belong with the file being imported. The system also employs a central server to monitor who is downloading files at any time. Copyrighted material cannot be legally downloaded on these networks. Subscribers should not assume that they can get away with illegal downloads. Always bear in mind that anyone with the required tools is able to see who is downloading what on the network. You cannot assume that all files on the network are legal for downloading. If you break the law you could easily get caught and find yourself in deep trouble.