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RE: Can P2P applications learn to play fair on networks?
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 transfers, > 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, proprietary information services). I'm highly sceptical that users would want to adopt any software that ties them more to their ISP, not less. Stefan