Extreme congestion (was Re: inter-domain link recovery)

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Fri Aug 17 02:20:07 UTC 2007

On Thu, Aug 16, 2007, michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:

> > I'm pushing an agenda in the open source world to add  
> > some concept of locality, with the purpose of moving traffic off ISP  
> > networks when I can. I think the user will be just as happy or  
> > happier, and folks pushing large optics will certainly be.
> When you hear stories like the Icelandic ISP who discovered that P2P was
> 80% of their submarine bandwidth and promptly implemented P2P
> throttling, I think that the open source P2P will be driven to it by
> their user demand. 

.. or we could start talking about how Australian ISPs are madly throttling
P2P traffic. Not just because of its impact on international trunks,
but their POP/wholesale DSL infrastructure method just makes P2P even
between clients on the same ISP mostly horrible.


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