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[ NNSquad ] Re: As predicted: The BitTorrent vs. "traffic shaping" arms race
On Feb 16, 2008, at 5:02 PM, Lauren Weinstein wrote:
As predicted, P2P extensions to thwart ISP "traffic shaping" and "RST injections" are in development. We can assume that ISPs will attempt to deploy countermeasures, then the P2P folks will ratchet up another level, and ... well, we may well end up with the Internet version of the Cold War's wasteful and dangerous Mutally Assured Destruction (MAD). There's gotta be a better way, folks.
"The goal of this new type of encryption (or obfuscation) is to
prevent ISPs from blocking or disrupting BitTorrent traffic
connections that span between the receiver of a tracker response and
any peer IP-port appearing in that tracker response, according to
This extension directly addresses a known attack on the BitTorrent
protocol performed by some deployed network hardware."
--Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator