Online games stealing your bandwidth

Harry Strongburg harry.nanog at
Sat Sep 25 22:37:25 UTC 2010

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 09:56:15PM +0000, khatfield at wrote:
> Speaking to your example with Blizzard:

It was not my example, I do not play Blizzard games.

> The Blizzard downloader does provide an option to disable P2P 
> transfers which then downloads direct via http from Blizzard.

This is nice. Many other games using Pando and other such P2P 
downloaders do not.

> Yes, the update software defaults to allow P2P but it isn't like they 
> are forcing it upon their users. I have seen Sony do the same thing 
> and have never seen a downloader that you couldn't disable that option 
> if you like.

I am 100% sure "Pando Media Booster" do not give you the option of 
disabling it. Unless they hide it very, very deep.

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