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Re: BitTorrent swarms have a deadly bite on broadband nets

  • From: Leigh Porter
  • Date: Thu Oct 25 21:43:49 2007

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.
> "Actually, it sounds a lot like the Electric7 tariffs found in the UK for
> electricity. These are typically used by low income people who have less
> education than the average population. And yet they can understand the
> concept of saving money by using more electricity at night.

And actually a lot of networks do this with DPI boxes limiting P2P
throughput during the day and increasing or removing the limit at night.