Possible Torrent Alternative.

Corey Edwards tensai at zmonkey.org
Thu Oct 25 12:27:14 MDT 2007

On Thursday 25 October 2007 12:19:54 Andrew Jorgensen wrote:
> On 10/24/07, Lonnie Olson <lists at kittypee.com> wrote:
> > Right, using UDP as a base is a very bad idea.  But writing your own
> > transport layer protocol is difficult.  There are many applications that
> > don't do well on TCP, or UDP.  Examine the progress of SCTP.  It has
> > many new features.  Is it widely supported now?  No, it's not.
> UDP was designed to be used for experimental transports like the one
> suggested here.  Using something other than UDP as the basis for an
> experimental protocol would almost certainly cause every router in the
> world to drop your packets.

If you're talking about consumer routers then you might be right, but big boy 
ISP routers won't drop your packets just because it's some unknown IP 
protocol. They don't care and they don't have the time to do inspection of 
that sort. They will forward your new protocol just as well as they would TCP 
or UDP.


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