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Administrators view what you are downloading?
« on: December 14, 2008, 07:49:54 pm »
Hi! I just found out that WinMx is back   :thumbs: but ever since a campus scare as well as a neighbor's run in with the RIAA resulting in thousands of fines (not mine)..... I would like to know...

If you are on a campus or home LAN can your Administrator see what you are downloading or just that you are using Winmx? P2P programs can be used for a number of reasons so they just can't accuse but since my school as well as my mother has been "Scared Straight" they are starting to come down very hard on student network privileges.

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Re: Administrators view what you are downloading?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 09:18:46 pm »
It is possible for someone with a http/tcp sniffer to detect what your downloading, they may not however be able to show its winmx that initiated the transfer as every other part of the client has encryption built into the system, so if your going to use WinMX can I suggest you steer clear of copyrighted top 40 style material, the only secure methods to swap files are those that feature anonymity and are often slow and feature a massively reduced choice of music and users, networks such as Waste, Ants and some others that are better not named for now.

On a personal note I would suggest you borrow music from friends to listen to if your concerned with getting into trouble but if your ready to move past the recording industries scare tactics please take note that they can only sue people for UPloading ( offering a file to others ), no one has ever been sued for Downloading to my knowledge as its not an offence to download for your own personal use.

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