EDonkey server shut down

Last weeks there were reports that police in Belgium had shut down an EDonkey server called Razorback. This server did not hold actual infringing material, it held contact data of people using the EDonkey network. As the P2P weblog suggests, this has no bearing whatsoever on the service, as new protocols do not rely on indexing servers, but on dynamic indexes downloaded every time the user connects.

The shutting down of one server does nothing to the actual network, which begs the question of why do they bother in the first place.

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