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In Computing, What is a Leech?

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Asked by sudesh, 10 May '08 05:14 pm
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A leech is a person who sucks data, resources or bandwidth away from a network or website in a way thats considered ethically questionable or shows poor netiquette. This usually means placing a burden on the target without reciprocating something of equal value. Leeching has an additional meaning in the world of torrents, and again in USENET binary newsgroups where being a leech is perfectly acceptable
A leech is someone who steals bandwidth by stationing himself outside a wireless caf, for example, so he can use the service without patronizing the caf. A neighbor who uses her neighbors network without permission is also considered a leech.

Another type of leeching occurs when a website links to an object located on an unaffiliated site. For example, Bob builds a website and links to an image on Jeans site. When someone visits Bobs page, it looks like the image is located there, but actually Bobs site requests the image from Jeans site with every visitor to his page. Bob is steali ...more
Answered by Raghav Handa, 10 May '08 08:46 pm

 
  
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A leech is a person who sucks data, resources or bandwidth away from a network or website in a way thats considered ethically questionable or shows poor netiquette. This usually means placing a burden on the target without reciprocating something of equal value. Leeching has an additional meaning in the world of torrents, and again in USENET binary newsgroups where being a leech is perfectly acceptable. So what are the differences?

In the wireless world, a leech is someone who steals bandwidth by stationing himself outside a wireless caf, for example, so he can use the service without patronizing the caf. A neighbor who uses her neighbors network without permission is also considered a leech.

Another type of leeching occurs when a website links to an object located on an unaffiliated site. For example, Bob builds a website and links to an image on Jeans site. When someone visits Bobs page, it looks like the image is located there, but actually Bobs site requests the image from Je ...more
Answered by Virendra K, 10 May '08 05:29 pm

 
  
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In computing and specifically on the Internet, being a leech or leecher refers to the practice of benefiting, usually deliberately, from others' information ...
Answered by Rahul Telgote, 10 May '08 05:15 pm

 
  
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In computing and specifically on the Internet, being a leech or leecher refers to the practice of benefiting, usually deliberately, from others' information or effort but not offering anything in return, or only token offerings in an attempt to avoid being called a leech. In economics this type of behavior is called "Free riding" and is associated with the Free rider problem.

The name derives from the leech, an animal which sucks blood and then tries to leave unnoticed. Other terms are used, such as freeloader, but leech is the most common.

Answered by raj, 10 May '08 05:14 pm

 
  
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Leech is a person who sucks data, resources or bandwidth away from a network or website in a way thats considered ethically questionable or shows poor netiquette. This usually means placing a burden on the target without reciprocating something of equal value. Leeching has an additional meaning in the world of torrents, and again in USENET binary newsgroups where being a leech is perfectly acceptable
A leech is someone who steals bandwidth by stationing himself outside a wireless caf, for example, so he can use the service without patronizing the caf. A neighbor who uses her neighbors network without permission is also considered a leech.
Answered by rajan, 25 Jun '13 10:06 am

 
  
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