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Re: bittorrent slow



On Wed, 2006-22-03 at 08:35 -0800, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Wednesday 22 March 2006 03:56, Mike McCarty wrote:
> >> Florin Andrei wrote:
> >>> I would go as far as saying that everyone should do that, but of
> >>> course everyone using different ports.
> >>> If nothing else, it would force ISPs to do layer 4 shaping, which is
> >>> more expensive. Make the bastards bleed a little.
> >> What an attitude. These people work hard trying to provide a good
> >> service, and this is the thanks they get.
> >>
> >> Try saying something like that to your waiter next time.
> > 
> > Amen Mike, on this we agree.
> 
> I think there's a difference between waiters and ISPs.  I've never had a 
> waiter serve my meal late because he doesn't like serving it.

As a matter of a fact, I have seen it more than a few times.

> Why is it legitimate for an ISP to sell you a link of a given bandwidth, 
> and then tell you how you can use it?

There is a little thing called an AUP, almost every ISP provides one.
It is usually designed to ensure that your activity does not negatively
impact others, either internal or external to you ISP. For most ISP's
5% of the customers cause 95% of the problems. We do not "limit" our 
customers bandwidth or block their ports, but if they continue to 
breach the AUP after a few warnings, we reserve the right to terminate 
their service. If the customer does something drastic that causes others
to be negatively impacted, we with shut them down immediately and 
attempt to contact them as provided by our AUP.

I have already provided the contact information for Comcast if your
interested in reading your ISP's AUP.



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