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

  • From: Fred Reimer
  • Date: Mon Oct 29 12:11:59 2007

That and the fact that an ISP would be aiding and abetting
illegal activities, in the eyes of the RIAA and MPAA.  That's not
to say that technically it would not be better, but that it will
never happen due to political and legal issues, IMO.

Fred Reimer, CISSP
Senior Network Engineer
Coleman Technologies, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On
Behalf Of Stefan Bethke
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 8:37 AM
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Can P2P applications learn to play fair on networks?

[email protected] schrieb:
> If P2P software relied on an ISP middlebox to mediate the
> then each middlebox could optimize the local situation by using
a whole
> smorgasbord of tools.

Are there any examples of middleware being adopted by the market?
To me, it 
looks like the clear trend is away from using ISP-provided
applications and 
services, towards pure packet pushing (cf. HTTP proxies,
information services).  I'm highly sceptical that users would
want to adopt 
any software that ties them more to their ISP, not less.


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