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Re: BitTorrent swarms have a deadly bite on broadband nets

  • From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
  • Date: Thu Oct 25 02:35:31 2007


On 24-okt-2007, at 16:44, Rod Beck wrote:


The vast bulk of users have no idea how many bytes they consume each month or the bytes generated by different applications. The schemes being advocated in this discussion require that the end users be Layer 3 engineers.

Users more or less know what a gigabyte is, because when they download too many of them, it fills up their drive. If the limits are high enough that only actively using high-bandwidth apps has any danger of going over them, the people using those apps will find the time to educate themselves. It's not that hard: an hour of video conferencing (500 kbps) is 450 MB, downloading a gigabyte is.. 1 GB.