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[ NNSquad ] Re: [OT?] NN definition(s?)

On Tue, 2007-11-13 at 09:19 -0700, Brett Glass wrote:

> Finally, there's the damage done by the "swarming" behavior of P2P.
> Even if you drop many of the packets sent by hungry computers running
> GNUtella and similar protocols, they have already consumed your
> downstream backbone bandwidth before you blocked them! In short, they
> waste your resources before you can throttle. It's a big problem.

If this is TCP traffic, you can control their transmission rate by
judicious packet dropping.  You shouldn't ever get high transmission
rates from swarming peers without first having had the option to make
them go slowly:


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