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Thread: Experiment To See If Sharman Is Lying

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    A post by imnotanaddict in another thread got me thinking about Sharman's claims that Kazaa 2.6 Supernodes won't allow users of older versions to download from the 2.6+ versions.

    Could we not ideally do an experiment to answer this thing once and for all?

    Post a new unique file on your shared drive - like a harmless text file with a harmless "blah blah" message on it or something.

    Run as a Supernode in Kazaa 2.6. Do not run an older version.

    Have someone somewhere else running K++ 2.4.3 do a search for that file (e-mail them the details of the file so Sharman can't botch the experiment).

    Have that someone else try to download the file.

    If they CAN download the file, would that not mean that what Sharman is saying is untrue? Is this not a scientific way of determining if Sharman is blowing smoke?

    Could someone try this out?

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    Sounds like a great idea! I suggest lots of us try downloading the file though. Now who wants to install 2.6? :-)

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    Originally posted by mcrosby@14 December 2003 - 21:35
    Sounds like a great idea! I suggest lots of us try downloading the file though. Now who wants to install 2.6? :-)
    There is a clean version already http://klboard.ath.cx/index.php?showtopic=87721.

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    OK Anyone running 2.6 and willing to try this out? If you put a file on your shared drive and PM me, I'll make the attempt to download it with my K++2.4.3.

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    It's pointless trying to test this at the moment. Sharman are not going to make the change to block older clients until they have migrated a substantial proportion of their existing user base onto KMD 2.6.

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    Originally posted by SuBKulture@14 December 2003 - 17:49
    It's pointless trying to test this at the moment. Sharman are not going to make the change to block older clients until they have migrated a substantial proportion of their existing user base onto KMD 2.6.
    Yes, I agree. You should wait because they haven't claimed to block older versions yet.

  7. File Sharing   -   #7
    What are you saying? That Sharman has some sort of "switch" that they will throw on some arbitrary day to block older versions? That makes no sense to me. I don't see why this experiment would not yield the truth.

    Slyck.com's article says:

    A representative of Sharman Networks spoke to us on the condition of anonymity regarding their current campaign to vanquish Kazaa Lite K++.

    Not only has Sharman Networks succeeded in eliminating nearly every major resource of Kazaa Lite K++, they are systematically forcing it off the network.

    How you ask?

    Recent upgrades to Kazaa clients (2.5 and higher) make them less tolerant with outdated or non official clients such as Kazaa Lite K++. Kazaa Lite is based on a version prior to 2.5, therefore a current supernode will not accept its shares. Although this will cause network headaches in terms of traffic, the client will not be able to participate or download off the main FastTrack network. This will effectively cluster and isolate all modified Kazaa clients from FastTrack....As time progresses, the Kazaa Lite K++ client will become so unusable that its populace will be driven off the network. This latest act from Sharman punctuates a long history of hypocrisy that involves the protection of their own intellectual property rights, yet blatantly ignoring the copyrights of others.

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    Wonder if Nikki Hemming Sharman's CEO reads this board

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    Originally posted by SuBKulture@14 December 2003 - 22:49
    It's pointless trying to test this at the moment. Sharman are not going to make the change to block older clients until they have migrated a substantial proportion of their existing user base onto KMD 2.6.
    Where are you getting your information?
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    Sharman are not going to make the change to block older clients until they have migrated a substantial proportion of their existing user base onto KMD 2.6.[/unquote]

    Do you mean that they will require users to download an update for 260? or what?I don't follow.

    From what I've read its a block of new supernode access thats used in 250 and higher versions of Kazaa. Any changes that are made or going to be made for this block I would think would already be in newer versions. I could be wrong on this(would'nt be the first time) any info to clarify this would be great.
    SMARTY SMARTY HAD A PARTY NOBODY CAME BUT SMARTY

  10. File Sharing   -   #10
    imnotanaddict - You're running 2.6, right? You want to try this out? Send me a PM if you are.

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