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

  • From: Geo.
  • Date: Mon Oct 22 08:48:30 2007

> Would stronger topological sharing be beneficial?  If so, how do you 
> suggest end users software get access to the information required to 
> make these decisions in an informed manner?

I would think simply looking at the TTL of packets from it's peers should be sufficient to decide who is close and who is far away.

The problem comes in do you pick someone who is 2 hops away but only has 12K upload or do you pick someone 20 hops away but who has 1M upload? I mean obviously from the point of view of a file sharer, it's speed not location that is important. 


George Roettger
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