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Re: Comcast blocking p2p uploads
- From: Keith O'Neill
- Date: Tue Oct 23 15:36:43 2007
Forgot the links =P
Keith O'Neill wrote:
Actually Pando does try to localize traffic as much as possible. Not
only that we have started the P4P Working Group.
See link below
Joe Greco wrote:
In a message written on Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 03:21:09PM -0400, Joe
Content is irrelevent. BT is a protocol-person's dream and an ISPI'm a bit confused by your statement. Are you saying it's more
nightmare. The bulk of the slim profit margin exists in taking=20
advantage of stat-mux oversubscription. BT blows that out of the=20
cost effective for ISP's to carry downloads thousands of miles
across the US before giving them to the end user than it is to allow
a local end user to "upload" them to other local end users?
It's quite possible that I've completely missed it, but I hadn't seen
examples of P2P protocols where any effort was made to locate "local"
users and prefer them. In some cases, this may happen due to the
content, but I'd guess it to be rare. Am I missing some new
If it isn't being transferred locally, then the ISP is being stuck with
the pain of carrying a download thousands of miles, probably from a
peering (or worse, transit) with another ISP that has also had to
carry it some distance.