iOS 7 update traffic

Matt Palmer mpalmer at
Wed Sep 25 08:16:47 UTC 2013

On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 08:36:30PM -0500, Joe Greco wrote:
> > That's just the typical Bittorrent /client/, but the idea of using
> > Bittorrent means the /protocol/. A special Bittorrent client could be
> > written for ISPs with uploads disabled and Apple could also disable them
> > on the update-downloading Bittorrent client for the phones.
> > 
> > The clients (be it Bittorrent or not) would still download the MD5 hash
> > after the download finishes to verify the integrity of the download, and
> > Apple would still be able to measure the amount of downloaded images.
> So then all the networks that have done $things to BitTorrent to demote it
> to second-rate traffic will suddenly have a bunch of very angry Apple fans
> whose downloads are mysteriously having issues.

Sounds like a win to me.

- Matt

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