|reply to Karl Bode |
Re: Don't assume anything
said by Karl Bode: Oh, they do it to BitTorrent in some markets (or at least were a couple of months ago)
That's a good point, but Cox somehow manages to do it, and I'm sure they suffer from exactly the same issues that Comcast does.
As an aside, Cox also uses the exact same packet forgery
approach to throttle eDonkey traffic, but people generally ignored that when we pointed it out last year.
Edited to add: As of a few minutes ago, they're not blocking outright anymore, they're just throttling the crap out of it. I have a server connected over GigE to Cox San Diego (among other ISPs) with an all Cox path to my cable modem in Tulsa. Using BitTorrent, the server can seed a given file to me in Tulsa at a mere 25.6KBps. Over HTTP, I can download the same file at my full cap.
It's wierdo, not weirdo. Yes, I know that's not the 'proper' spelling of the similar english language word.