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Re: FW: ISPs slowing P2P traffic...

  • From: Joe Greco
  • Date: Tue Jan 15 09:44:41 2008

> On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 18:43:12 -0500
> "William Herrin" <herrin-nanog@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Jan 14, 2008 5:25 PM, Joe Greco <jgreco@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > So users who rarely use their connection are more profitable to the ISP.
> > >
> > > The fat man isn't a welcome sight to the owner of the AYCE buffet.
> > 
> > Joe,
> > 
> > The fat man is quite welcome at the buffet, especially if he brings
> > friends and tips well.
> 
> But the fat man isn't allowed to take up residence in the restaurant
> and continously eat - he's only allowed to be there in bursts, like we
> used to be able to assume people would use networks they're connected
> to. "Left running" P2P is the fat man never leaving and never stopping
> eating.

Time to stop selling the "always on" connections, then, I guess, because
it is "always on" - not P2P - which is the fat man never leaving.  P2P
is merely the fat man eating a lot while he's there.

... JG
-- 
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
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