Foreward: Lately, I have become more and more agrivated with peer to peer clients and protocols. They all have several weakpoints that are not going to be fixed in the near future. KaZaA, eMule, Limewire, etc...: All of these clients lack privacy. Sure P2P is supposed to be public, but there are huge security risks involved with being public; RIAA and MPAA snooping through your media list, ports being opened to attack and possible hijack. These clients are soon going to have their ass sued into oblivion. BitTorrent: This is a nice attempt at trying to make a secure P2P network, but it lacks a critical component: there is no host software running in the background of the client machine so the client can leech as much as possible. Since the client is leeching and not uplaoding, torrents download incredably slow, and unreliable. FTP: Ratio FTP servers have serious load bearing down on their prescious bandwidth. This makes them increadably slow. Summary: Current file sharing clients and protocols are slow and unreliable. I am starting a project to make a grid based file sharing network which will be secure, reliable, and most importantly; fast.