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