Limewire announced on their blog that they will be supporting Bittorent as well as a custom Distributed Hash Table technology. The Bittorrent support got a lot of attention, but to me DHT was the bigger surprise. Well, that and the fact that they actually started updating their blog.

Just two years ago Limewire CTO Greg Bildson came out strongly against DHTs in an OP-Ed at CNet. In his own words:

"DHTs are the wrong way to solve a problem that doesn't exist. Meanwhile, solutions that do work are not being given the attention that they deserve. Anyway, it will be interesting to see how this plays out."

Interesting, indeed.

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