Aol updating definition files
The event was prematurely announced on Slashdot, and thousands downloaded the program that day.
The next day, AOL stopped the availability of the program over legal concerns and restrained Nullsoft from doing any further work on the project.
It was the first decentralized peer-to-peer network of its kind, leading to other, later networks adopting the model.It connects to only that many nodes, locally caching the addresses it has not yet tried, and discards the addresses it tried that were invalid.When the user wants to do a search, the client sends the request to each actively connected node.was developed by Justin Frankel and Tom Pepper of Nullsoft in early 2000, soon after the company's acquisition by AOL.
On March 14, the program was made available for download on Nullsoft's servers.In the classic gnutella protocol, response messages were sent back along the route the query came through, as the query itself did not contain identifying information of the node.