P2P revisited.

Watson Ladd watsonbladd at gmail.com
Sat May 20 13:24:50 UTC 2006

Good point. Consider the idea abandoned.
On May 20, 2006, at 8:29 AM, Fabian Keil wrote:

> 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.
> Fabian
> --  
> http://www.fabiankeil.de/

Watson Ladd
"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little  
Temporary Safety deserve neither  Liberty nor Safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin 

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