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Re: FW: ISPs slowing P2P traffic...
> 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 won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN) With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.