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

  • From: Charles Gucker
  • Date: Mon Oct 22 05:13:58 2007

On 10/22/07, [email protected] <[email protected]> wrote:
> > It's a network
> > operations thing... why should Comcast provide a fat pipe for
> > the rest of the world to benefit from?  Just my $.02.
> Because their customers PAY them to provide that fat pipe?

You are correct, customers pay Comcast to provide a fat pipe for THEIR
use (MSO's typically understand this as eyeball heavy content
retrieval, not content generation).  They do not provide that pipe for
somebody on another network to use, I mean abuse.    Comcast's SLA is
with their user, not the remote user.   Also, its a long standing
policy on most "broadband" type networks that the do not support user
offered services, which this clearly falls into.