I was motivated to write it based on a discussion on Slashdot about a guy named Ed Felten that had written a P2P client called TinyP2P in a few lines of Python. Of course, a Perl hacker can always out-do any Python hacker in terms of brevity, so Matthew Skala wrote P2P program called Mole-Ster in even fewer lines of Perl. Both programs are nearly unintelligible in their brevity, but, they are both mightily clever little bits of code.