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I place this here not to advertise, but rather to ask those more intimately knowledgable about these issues if this just a sleek way around the eventual drama that bogged down Napster, KazAa, Morpheus and not Bit Torrent?

Seems to me that this will eventually engender all for the same copyright challenges.

Here is some info:

What is Wirehog?

•Wirehog is a social application that lets friends exchange files of any type with each other over the web.
•Wirehog is a utility for accessing data on your computer when you're away from home.
•Wirehog is an HTTP file transfer system using dynamic DNS and NAT traversal to make your personal computer addressable, routable and easily accessible — the way it was meant to be!

What exactly does Wirehog do?

Wirehog makes it easy to access your friends' files through a standard web browser. The Wirehog software also runs on your computer in order to make your files securely available on the web. You choose which files to share and which friends to share them with and Wirehog does the rest.

Wirehog integrates with social networking services, such as Thefacebook, so it already knows who your friends are. If you have an account on Thefacebook, you can go directly to your friends' Wirehogs via their profiles.

Wirehog works with a standard web browser, but when you access a friend's Wirehog you are actually connecting directly to their computer. Wirehog also makes it easy to find your friends' computers on the web. Just type "nick.wirehog.com" (where "nick" is your friend's Wirehog nickname) into a web browser and you'll be taken to their Wirehog.

Wirehog is designed to simplify sharing media, such as pictures, videos and audio clips, but you can use it to share documents and other files with friends too. You can also share sensitive files because Wirehog lets you choose exactly which friends can view your files and even provides a "lockbox" that can't be accessed without a password.

What's so different about Wirehog?

Wirehog isn't a "file-sharing" program in the standard sense.

Wirehog is a social application. Instead of searching a network of anonymous users for a specific file, Wirehog makes it easy to access files on your friends' computers, highlighting relevant content like the videos your friends have watched recently and the pictures your friends think are the funniest.

The media you see on your friends' Wirehogs is more social too. Unlike most file-sharing networks which are chock-full of popular music and pornography, Wirehog is geared toward finding pictures of friends, songs by local artists, and quirky files passed around by friends.



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Peer to Peer technology (P2P) is not illegal. There are many legitimate uses for P2P - so I don't mind you talking about P2P here. Remember, software doesn't violate copyright - people do. Feel free to talk about the software, just don't start talking about how to violate copyright.

This sounds like a good tool for some situations. Personally, I'd rather just get a website and put my pictures and videos there, but I can see why some people would want to leave their PC on all the time to do this for them instead.



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Just so I understand this, if I had this application on my home and work PCs, would I be able to access my home PC while at work, and vice-versa?



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Maybe. I can't believe that your work I.T. would want you to do this, though. We generally terminate employees with P2P software - since they have been warned numerous times and have signed a policy stating that they won't install anything.

I'd make sure you hadn't signed anything like that :)



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We have a similar Acceptable Use Policy so I have on my work CPU only what my IS Director has installed. I haven't used this software, but I did recieve an invitation to. It just seems equally problematic (as other P2P programs) given what each user chooses to share.



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The thing is though, to acquire the files, you don't need any P2P software on the computer.
The computer sharing the files needs the program, but can be accessed through any browser.
I'm currently using it at work to access my home computer, so I can bring some of the music I have on my computer at home to the office without having to burn to a disc.




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Okay so you can gain entry into any computer with this software through any number of web browsers out there? Is there decent security available to prevent other users from reaching into your computer and pulling stuff out? Or even worse, putting things in?



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Hmmm...looks like it got pretty close to my work's ISP, within a mile of our actual building. Not bad!
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