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Re: Napster and others...
| What would be your suggestions on making Napster a more network | friendly app? 1. RFC 2001 compliance. Keep it TCP. 2. Although RFC 1349 is supposedly dead and the TOS octet in the RFC 791 scheme is dead too[*], it is at least good politics to set a low TOS value on the bulk transfer traffic. (If not on all traffic). Thus, routers configured to do TOS-based fancy queueing will DTRT and fewer people will accuse Napster of being a resource pig. 3. "If we aren't network friendly, please let us know what will make us more network friendly" is a great attitude to demonstrate. Hopefully this will be appreciated by actual operators (at least the ones who don't pay per-packet/per-byte charges). Sean. [*] RFC 2474/RFC 2475 but don't hold your breath -:) Who implements this could be a NANOG topic. -:) -:)