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Re: (FWD) Re: BitTorrent - can it be blocked?
Sure, I'll add some stuff.
Ultimately you might want to develop some kind of connection limit/speed
throttling (per client) at point of introduction?
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From: "Roger Dingledine" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 12:57 PM
Subject: (FWD) Re: BitTorrent - can it be blocked?
> [Forwarding because Mr. Remailer is not subscribed to the list. -RD]
> Paul, can you think about changing your Tor howto so it emphasizes
> that we don't want this much bittorrent traffic going over Tor right
> now? Anonymous trackers seem fine in terms of load, but arbitrary numbers
> of people free-loading off our bandwidth isn't something we're a big
> enough network to handle yet.
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> Subject: Re: BitTorrent - can it be blocked?
> Cc: Paul Gardner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 13:42:05 +0100 (CET)
> Paul Gardner wrote:
> > PS. blocking BT isn't that easy as the standard ports are being used
> > and less (particularly the data ones as some ISPs are apparently
> > the 6881->6889 range)
> Too bad. Right now the BT folks are a major resource hog. They (ab)use
> Tor to route amounts of traffic that it can't handle. Tor is about
> anonymous communication, not about anonymous file sharing. I for one
> would love to be able to not carry their traffic. I don't run Tor for
> them, they just cost me lots of money - more than all the rest together
> so far I bet. If only they just went away.
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