I just found out about i2hub today, there was an article in my school's newspaper about it. It's a peer to peer program that operates on internet2, which is a separate network just for universities, and it's much faster than the regular internet. Also, according to the article, monitoring traffic from outside of the campus network is impossible, so as long as your university doesn't have a problem with file sharing, it's safe. I went on it earlier and downloaded a 700KB file in less than 15 minutes. If you live at a university, it's definitely worth checking out. Go to http://check.i2hub.com/ to see if you can use it on your campus. p.s. this is from the disclaimer on the web site: We are all from universities, so it's obvious that this service is for educational purposes only.