file sharing

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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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AUPs should be updated on a regular basis to include the latest in communication tools available, such as Web-based email, chat rooms, instant messaging, bulletin board postings and peer-to-peer file sharing.
Sophos virus researchers are warning of a new strain of the Netsky worm, Netsky-R (W32/Netsky-R), which launches denial-of-service attacks on peer-to-peer file sharing sites, including Kazaa, as well as various sites offering software security cracks.
The Internet has provided a medium by which viruses are transmitted from host to host with amazing speed through e-mail, peer-to-peer file sharing, or instant-messaging applications; virus infection has come to take place predominantly through e-mail attachments.
Andrew Curwen, partner at Rowe Cohen, says the battle over the right to download music and video files and how such prosecutions play out in the courts, could have implications for British music fans who grab free music online by using peer-to-peer file sharing programs as well as UK companies who allow employees to undertake such activities:
US Senators will meet to debate "the dark side" of peer-to-peer file sharing networks and the focus will, surprisingly, be on issues of national security, rather than the music piracy problem, according to a Senate spokesperson.
Enterprises can cache, decrypt, examine and re-encrypt SSL traffic from internal and external sources, as well as cache and inspect all port-80 traffic, including HTTP content, instant messaging, Web-based mail and peer-to-peer file sharing.
4 Professional incorporates eight real-time monitors, enabling viruses to be caught as they arrive through a local network, e-mail, instant messaging, web surfing or peer-to-peer file sharing.
district court in Los Angeles held that Grokster, a peer-to-peer file sharing network, could not be held responsible for copyright infringements by its users.
The worm - which spreads by email, interact relay chat, network shares and peer-to-peer file sharing platforms also automatically opens up the website of The Offspring, the US's premier skater punks, whose chart successes include 'Pretty fly for a white guy'.

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