Online games stealing your bandwidth

Warren Bailey wbailey at gci.com
Mon Sep 27 19:35:17 CDT 2010


Can someone name an ISP that encourages P2P traffic?? ;)

Sent from a mobile phone with a small keyboard, please excuse my mistakes.

On Sep 27, 2010, at 4:32 PM, "Richard Barnes" <richard.barnes at gmail.com> wrote:

> There's some standardization work being done in the IETF ALTO working
> group.  They're looking at ways ISPs can inform P2P clints about which peers
> are "better", I.e., topologically nearby.
> http://tools.ietf.org/wg/alto/
> 
> I'm less familiar with DECADE, but I believe they're working on more
> directly cache-related stuff.
> http://tools.ietf.org/wg/decade/
> 
> On Sep 25, 2010 4:44 PM, "Matthew Walster" <matthew at walster.org> wrote:
> 
> On 25 September 2010 21:16, Rodrick Brown <rodrick.brown at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think most people are...
> <snip>
> 
> I once read an article talking about making BitTorrent scalable by
> using anycasted caching services at the ISP's closest POP to the end
> user. Given sufficient traffic on a specified torrent, the caching
> device would build up the file, then distribute that direct to the
> subscriber in the form of an additional (preferred) peer. Similar to a
> CDN or Usenet, but where it was cached rather than deliberately pushed
> out from a locus.
> 
> Was anything ever standardised in that field? I imagine with much of
> P2P traffic being (how shall I put this...) less than legal, it's of
> questionable legality and the ISPs would not want to be held liable
> for the content cached there?
> 
> M




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