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Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

  • From: Peter Corlett
  • Date: Tue Mar 13 12:50:11 2007

On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 09:13:01AM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> "Ideally" that's how it's supposed to work, but isn't how it works as of
> present-day. Speaking solely about the BitTorrent protocol, upstream does
> not affect downstream speed. In fact, there's a BitTorrent client out
> there which specifically *does not* share any of the data being downloaded
> (thus acting as a pure leeching client):

Yes, but if *everybody* did that, nobody would be uploading and thus there
would be nothing being downloaded.