herlo1 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 10:02:22 MDT 2007
I see where this is going, we're going to debate whether changing
their TOS is appropriate. I don't think that's the issue here though.
The real issue is:
If Comcast can block one particular protocol from being sent across
their wires, what's to stop them (or another major/minor ISP) from
doing it to other protocols/traffic. Since when is it illegal to use
bittorrent? Since when does an ISP have the right to say what types
of traffic I can send? Since when should I bow down to them and take
I understand they have limitations, but those limitations are
artificial. They limit consumer bandwidth only to let business
bandwidth in at a higher price. I honestly think that businesses and
consumers should pay the same price.
Don't change my internet. Don't disable one protocol in favor of
another. I don't get how the ISP can control what kind of traffic we
run. To them it should *just* be a packet, nothing more, nothing
less. If we send too many packets, limit them all, but don't limit by
type of packet.
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