A Little Bandwidth Helps Out in an Emergency

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Come fall, school bells ring throughout college campuses across the United States, but as excited students move into the dorms and make new friends, employees of the information systems (IS) departments are pulling out their hair trying to manage the dramatic increase in network traffic.

Last year, Napster was the bandwidth hog of choice and this year movie downloads added to music downloads are flooding campus networks. Many college campuses outright denied their students the ability to use the popular peer-to-peer computing programs used to collect these files; Wagner was not ...

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