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Re: Can P2P applications learn to play fair on networks?
Sean I don't think this is an issue of "fairness." There are two issues at play here: 1) Legal Liability due to the content being swapped. This is not a technical matter IMHO. 2) The breakdown of network engineering assumptions that are made when network operators are designing networks. I think network operators that are using boxes like the Sandvine box are doing this due to (2). This is because P2P traffic hits them where it hurts, aka the pocketbook. I am sure there are some altruistic network operators out there, but I would be sincerely surprised if anyone else was concerned about "fairness" Regards Bora