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Re: Sounds like blocking
said by funchords:It wouldn't do you any good.. not in the near term. In order for that to work you'd need to have a Sandvine-like device that was a blade in the Cisco CMTS chassis so that it could interact directly with the control plane. Also, control plane hooks would need to be written which would require new hardware. You're basically talking about a multi-million dollar forklift upgrade that wouldn't actually create additional capacity -- there would be no gain other than a more "gentle" way of dealing with P2P throttling.
Last item first: invent one.
said by funchords:You'd still need to do the heuristical discovery of P2P traffic, you'd have to find a way harness that data and interface with the provisioning system to adjust the configuration of the CMTS.
As for the rest of the quote -- at that particular moment, do we care that it throttles the speed of a customer's connection?
Doable? Sure. More expensive than Sandvine? At least an order of magnitude more expensive.