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

Joe Provo nanog-post at rsuc.gweep.net
Sun Aug 19 14:48:02 UTC 2007

On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 10:55:59PM +0200, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> We've been pitching the idea to bittorrent tracker authors to include a 
> BGP feed and prioritize peers that are in the same ASN as the user 
> himself, but they're having performance problems already so they're not so 
> keen on adding complexity. If it could be solved better at the client 
> level that might help, but the end user who pays flat rate has little 
> incentive to help the ISP in this case.
Some of those maligned middleboxes deployed in last-mile networks don't
just throttle, but also use available topology data to optimize locality
per the ISPs policies.  

             RSUC / GweepNet / Spunk / FnB / Usenix / SAGE

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