file sharing

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Related to P2P filesharing: BitTorrent, LimeWire

file sharing

[′fīl ‚sher·iŋ]
(computer science)
The common use, by two or more users, of data and program files, usually located in a file server.

file sharing

Copying files from one computer to another. See peer-to-peer network, media sharing site, file sharing protocol and file and printer sharing.
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But the breakdown between "upstream" and "downstream" traffic reveals an extraordinary--and initially inexplicable--disparity, with "upstream" P2P filesharing traffic massively outweighing in volume the "downstream" accessing of files.
The British Phonographic Industry claim P2P filesharing cost the UK music industry pounds 180m last year while IPSOS gives a loss in the UK for TV and films of pounds 152m (2007).
Deployed in the DMZ, RTG500 is an enterprise security gateway that controls rogue IM and P2P filesharing usage and runs on a hardened Linux operating system.