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Re: P2P revisited.

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

Watson Ladd <watsonbladd@xxxxxxxxx> top posted:

Watson Ladd <watsonbladd@xxxxxxxxx> 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.

-- 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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