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if someone was using up a crap load of your companys bandwidth that you have to supply to everyone who pays your company for it, by downloading illegal files. would you just do nothing? lol

 

It sucks they are limiting small and legal files though.

 

and I dont really like comcast I think they rip you off, but Its the only thing here. I wish somebody would give them some damn competition.

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Legal file sharing is what people are complaining about. Associated Press downloaded a copy of the King James Bible from two computers in the Philadelphia and San Francisco areas, both of which were connected to the Internet through Comcast cable modems. We picked the Bible for the test because it's not protected by copyright and the file is a convenient size. In two out of three tries, the transfer was blocked. In the third, the transfer started only after a 10-minute delay. When we tried to upload files that were in demand by a wider number of BitTorrent users, those connections were also blocked.

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if someone was using up a crap load of your companys bandwidth that you have to supply to everyone who pays your company for it, by downloading illegal files. would you just do nothing? lol

 

It sucks they are limiting small and legal files though.

 

and I dont really like comcast I think they rip you off, but Its the only thing here. I wish somebody would give them some damn competition.

 

uhh.. a few nitpicks here... first off, when you are paying for a 8Mb connection how are they in the right by limiting how much you can use out of that 8Mb? if they dont have the ability to offer everyone that kind of service if its all running maxed than scale it back untill you have the hardware to suport it

second off who are they to determine if its a legal file or not. thats like sayinh http/ftp while they have legatamate uses should be blocked or interfered with soley because they are a method of distributing pirated software... if somone is downloading a iso of ubunto 7.5 on torrent how do they know its legal? do we enable DRM via torrent? i belive that would stifel the growth of independent software who cant meet the drm standards for whatever reason. its none of their buisnes what is downloaded... if its not exceeding the bandwidth they are leasing to you i see no problem... the content is not their buisnes

well that was my rant after seeing something that irritated me while running on no sleep, i apologize for the terrible spelling but i cant focus my eyes any more

ill comeback and clean this up later.

g-night occ

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:withstupid: I think the main problem is the ISPs have to many people on there network and cant provide the service they say they have.

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its good to know. alot of people i see are comecast and it explains why i cant get demos faster than fileplanet lately.. i think this only applys to default port open

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If you enable encryption and use non-standard ports they can't filter it. :)

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:withstupid: exactly, but not all know how to do that. i have to change ports because of my router but almost everyone i know doesnt have a router because theres only one computer which in turn makes them not understand the need for such messures

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:withstupid: exactly, but not all know how to do that. i have to change ports because of my router but almost everyone i know doesnt have a router because theres only one computer which in turn makes them not understand the need for such messures

Not having a router doesn't change anything really. It makes it easier since you don't have to worry about port forwarding. :)

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*sigh*

 

oh well. They really should have just throttled the speed, that would have been a much better decision on their part. anyways, unless they start putting daily quotas on download and upload, this is just going to require another step to bypass. I bet the bypass steps will soon even be built into some of the fancier clients.

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