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Re: P2P revisited.

I'm not sure if you all know this, but on most of the large
filesharing forums, they are reccomending people use tor for
filesharing (gnutella,ed2k, etc.) in order to increase anonymity which
creates a HUGE network load. Can an exit node owner please tell us
approx. how much traffic he gets on these ports? (Gnutella is 6346).

On 5/20/06, Watson Ladd <watsonbladd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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.
> Fabian
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Watson Ladd
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