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

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sun Oct 21 15:09:28 2007

On Sun, 21 Oct 2007, Florian Weimer wrote:
In my experience, a permanently congested network isn't fun to work
with, even if most of the flows are long-living and TCP-compatible.  The
lack of proper congestion control is kind of a red herring, IMHO.

Why do you think so many network operators of all types are implementing controls on that traffic?

Its not just the greedy commercial ISPs, its also universities, non-profits, government, co-op, etc networks. It doesn't seem to matter if the network has 100Mbps user connections or 128Kbps user connection, they all seem to be having problems with these particular applications.