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Re: Can P2P applications learn to play fair on networks?
On Oct 23, 2007, at 9:07 AM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
Comcast has come out with a little more detail on what they were doing :
Speaking on background in a phone interview earlier today, a Comcast Internet executive admitted that reality was a little more complex. The company uses data management technologies to conserve bandwidth and allow customers to experience the Internet without delays. As part of that management process, he said, the company occasionally – but not always – delays some peer-to-peer file transfers that eat into Internet speeds for other users on the network.
(My understanding is that this traffic shaping is only applied to P2P traffic transiting the Comcast network, not to
connections within that network.)