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Old 08-18-07, 04:41 PM   #1
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Comcast and Bittorrent

http://torrentfreak.com/comcast-thro...ng-impossible/
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Old 08-18-07, 05:28 PM   #2
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That's absolutely ridiculous, because certain games and other apps like World of Warcraft rely on bittorrent to distribute patches without putting a giant strain on their servers.

As for the member sites, you can't even really seed anything to them, because you'll just get trampled by the 100 mbit connections in Sweden. I stopped bothering to seed vids back on one of my sites, because it was literally impossible due to the Swedish seed boxes.

That's really ****ty of Comcast. What sucks is that Comcast and Knology are the only decent ISPs providing cable. Comcast has faster speeds and better reliability, but Knology won't throttle your ****... hmm.
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Well, we've got verizon FIOS in some areas around here. I hope to switch to that when it's available in my neighborhood.
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I wish I knew what all this meant. Educational links please?
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I wish I knew what all this meant. Educational links please?
You can't do everything you want online with the internet service you pay for.

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Big brother is watching.
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Well, I kinda got that, but I just don't know what BitTorrents are, do, whatever. I'm interested in learning about this as I hear about it all the time. I even use AresUltra, which is apparently a BitTorrent P2P network(?). Is this like the gnutella thing for limewire or......? Apologies for turning this into a Q&A session, just wondering if you had some good "learning websites" that I could check out. For instance, I don't know what "seeding" means, etc... Thanks!
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It's similar to limewire. Check out wikipedia for information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bittorrent
There are two terms you'll find used a lot; seeding and leeching. Leeching means you are downloading files from other users. Seeding means you are uploading files to other users who want them.
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It's similar to limewire. Check out wikipedia for information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bittorrent
There are two terms you'll find used a lot; seeding and leeching. Leeching means you are downloading files from other users. Seeding means you are uploading files to other users who want them.
It's illegal "sharing" (aka stealing) of copyrighted material, hence the thieves are whining.

Bravo for the ISPs!
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It's illegal "sharing" (aka stealing) of copyrighted material, hence the thieves are whining.

Bravo for the ISPs!
That's just a bogus statement, bit torrent is a great way to distribute linux and other applications.. the bit torrent protocol is great it's the user fault and the isp should not throttle the connections to torrents.

That being said, I don't buy or steal copyrighted material because 99% of it is utter crap anyway. I'll spend my dollars on a bike or something.
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It's illegal "sharing" (aka stealing) of copyrighted material, hence the thieves are whining.

Bravo for the ISPs!
I use BitTorrent for a lot of legit uses. For example, new Fedora distros, WoW patches, and specialized boot CDs (Knoppix variants.) I have never downloaded movies though BT, or any other source. I'm glad I'm not on Comcast, because apparently treat their customers as thieves, rather than people who pay the money for their business.

There are always ways around this. There are a good number of anonymous VPN proxies who you pay some cash per month so you can VPN onto their network, then use your P2P client from there. Your ISP can't tell anything about the traffic, as its end to end encrypted. If they start blocking VPN traffic, then they will get in trouble with businesses who require that for functioning, so they won't dare touch that.
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Unfortunately I use comcast .

Bittorrent has many legit uses. A lot of open source software websites will have you download the torrent file and use bittorrent (or equivalent), instead of hosting the whole file.
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