P2P revisited.

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de
Sat May 20 12:29:46 UTC 2006

Watson Ladd <watsonbladd at gmail.com> top posted:

> > Watson Ladd <watsonbladd at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> If we created a P2P client using Tor that acted as an exit node we
> >> could get a lot more users, a lot more traffic, and a lot more
> >> capacity, all adding to the anonymity Tor provides.  Any downsides?
> >
> > While it could motivate some people to run Tor on their servers
> > and thus adding capacity, I believe it's more likely that it
> > would motivate more people to block as much Tor traffic
> > as possible and lead to congestion of the network.

> Who would do this blocking? Some examples would be nice. I think most  
> ISP's don't want customers to leave instead of use their full  
> bandwidth allocation.

ISPs which offer flatrates but don't want them to be used as such.

Here in Germany many ISPs rate limit known P2P ports and are quite
happy if P2P users decide to leave. Less P2P users means less traffic
and more profit.

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