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

  • From: Brandon Galbraith
  • Date: Tue Oct 23 11:58:14 2007
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On 10/23/07, Joe Provo <[email protected]> wrote:

On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 01:18:01PM +0200, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> On 22-okt-2007, at 18:12, Sean Donelan wrote:
> The problem here is that they seem to be using a sledge hammer:
> BitTorrent is essentially left dead in the water.

Wrong - seeding from scratch, that is uploading without any
download component, is being clobbered. Seeding back into the
swarm works while one is still taking chunks down, then closes.
Essentially, all clients into a client similar to BitTyrant
and focuses on, as Charlie put it earlier, customers downloading


If seeding from scratch is detected by an ISP/NSP, and terminated, what happens when the Bittorrent clients evolve to detect this behavior and continue downloading even after the total transfer is complete (in order to permit themselves to seed). Would this unnecessary "dummy" downloading cause a non-significant amount of network traffic?