Online games stealing your bandwidth

Richard Barnes richard.barnes at
Tue Sep 28 01:41:23 UTC 2010

I thought the issue was more about  ISPs encouraging *responsible* P2P.

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 8:35 PM, Warren Bailey <wbailey at> wrote:
> 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> 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.
>> I'm less familiar with DECADE, but I believe they're working on more
>> directly cache-related stuff.
>> On Sep 25, 2010 4:44 PM, "Matthew Walster" <matthew at> wrote:
>> On 25 September 2010 21:16, Rodrick Brown <rodrick.brown at> 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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