Online games stealing your bandwidth

Brandon Butterworth brandon at
Mon Sep 27 19:54:27 UTC 2010

> > I fail to see the point. If an ISP needs to add caches they may
> > as well just add a simple, cheaper, standard, http cache.
> It's a bang-per-buck issue, and depends highly on whether your
> particular network sees more HTTP or P2P traffic.


No, I mean if there have to be caches why use p2p in the first place,
once there's a network of caches p2p becomes a more complicated http
and that model has been well optimised by some.

I know the people stealing things don't want to pay akamai but games
charging for access are a different matter.


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