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Re: Suggestion to beat the bandwidth abuse

If I am not mistaken, alot of the p2p traffic that is flying over Tor
is BitTorrent. I am not personally aware of a way to regulate the use
of bittorrent in the way that you describe, since it breaks every file
in to small manageable chunks. Plus the whole consept would require
monitoring what Tor is used for, which I think is counter to what they
are trying to do at the moment.

A worthy concept, IMO, but possibly not the best Implimentation/Solution.

Just thoughts

On 3/4/06, nosnoops@xxxxxxxxxxx <nosnoops@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sometimes the Torpark works like a heaven, with the only limit as
> my internet connection speed. Other times (regretably to often)
> it works like complete different. A couple of bytes in, half a
> minute wait, then one byte more, a minute of wait, then another
> three bytes... Have to close Torpark and restart it, sometimes
> several times in a row, before getting a decent speeded circuit.
> Probably that is caused by to many people sharing heavy files of
> warez, CD images and such. Therefore I suggest implementing some
> exit node file size detector, that cut of a stream after let´s
> say 500 MB, or already refuse the file in beginning if it detect
> it´s bigger than 500 MB. Maybe accomplished with an automatic
> message backwards from the exit node that tell the end user the
> file is exceeding the maximum allowed download size.
> That will probably defeat files of CD size (don´t know how much
> impact this have on the bandwith, depends on how commonly such
> files usually is) but still left very many possibilities for
> good downloads of smaller files, just cuts away the possible
> big abuse of giant files traveling across Tor for no reason
> of common sence, if that´s the case (you maybe know better)
> will not have any impact on standard surfing usage, not even
> heavy surfing usage with a lot of mp3´s and even movies and
> big program downloads. The smarter one´s hovewer going to
> split the big files if they absolutely want them traveling
> in Tor, but the rest of "garbage usage" without particular
> thoughts and specific missions, would get rid off.
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