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My ISP (Comcast) used to block torrents, so I had to avoid them, but now that the FCC got on their *** about it I can torrent at full speed.
Torrents are really fast. I got a steady 781KB/s download rate using apt-p2p when upgrading my Breeze 3110 to Intrepid. Since I switched it to apt-p2p, installation of software and updates have been really insanely fast.
2010 IBM Thinkpad 510, 4GB RAM, i5-540M, NVS 3100M
Running Ubuntu 11.04
Have you people with torrent trouble tried using encrypted torrents?
Apparently the encryption was added to make it more difficult for ISP's that limit torrent traffic to detect torrents.
There is software available to ISP's that will allow them to detect encrypted torrents, though it is not in wide use, from what I have read.
The 'connections' are completely insignificant compared to the sheer amount of data being transferred. It seems you've been the victim of FUD or general misinformation. If p2p didn't exist, big media and ISPs who are too cheap to update their infrastructure would be complaining about the evils of http/ftp downloads on their networks.They put a tremendous load on the network because there are 100's of connections instead of 1, and I think most people would use direct download if it would be possible.
As for this subject, the plans to inspect p2p packets is moronic on a number of levels but that's nothing new to Labor's filtering plans. Hopefully the ineptitude with which this whole project is being handled and it's utter futility will prevent it from passing in either house of parliament.