iOS 7 update traffic

Jared Mauch jared at
Mon Sep 23 13:50:57 UTC 2013

On Sep 23, 2013, at 9:41 AM, Glen Kent <glen.kent at> wrote:

> BTW Linux distributions are available to download via bittorrent, so we
> dont really need Akamai/Limelight here. Is there a reason why Apple has not
> adopted bit-torrent for distribution? Are there legal/commercial
> implications using bit-torrent?

It's more about predictable results and outcome.  I can pay a CDN and likely get some sort of reporting/SLA.  I can't as easily insure that my torrent traffic will work as well.

Some carriers dabbled in doing something about peer-to-peer/torrent type traffic in the past, such as the P4P stuff:

But I think it died off like many other things.  I think video still wants the peer-to-peer octoshape thing, but I have always said NO.

while an older article from 2009, here's why you should say no as well:

- Jared

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