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Re: Can P2P applications learn to play fair on networks?

  • From: Mikael Abrahamsson
  • Date: Sun Oct 21 13:37:34 2007

On Sun, 21 Oct 2007, Sean Donelan wrote:

So your recommendation is that universities, enterprises and ISPs simply stop offering all Internet service because a few particular application protocols are badly behaved?

They should stop to offer flat-rate ones anyway. Or do general per-user ratelimiting that is protocol/application agnostic.

There are many ways to solve the problem generally instead of per application, that will also work 10 years from now when the next couple of killer apps have arrived and past away again.

A better idea might be for the application protocol designers to improve those particular applications.

Good luck with that.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: [email protected]