New Tool Tells You If Your ISP Blocks P2P

New Tool Tells You If Your ISP Blocks P2P

In the wake of the recent allegations that Comcast, the second largest ISP in the U.S., has been stopping or slowing P2P traffic, a new tool has been released that will allow users to discover for themselves if their own ISP is taking similar measures.

The tool was developed by Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that aims to help users determine if they are the victims of data discrimination.

“The new software compares lists of data packets sent and received by two different computers and looks for discrepancies between what one sent and the other actually received. Previously, the process had to be done manually.”

In the case of Comcast, it is being reported that this very software utility confirms that the early AP reports were indeed correct: Comcast is interfering with some types of downloads.

Comcast continues to deny rumors of wrongdoing, though they have started canceling subscriptions of users who 'use too much' of their unlimited service.
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Just absolutely ridiculous -- if they cannot afford the service, they shouldn't offer it. If they want to cover their butts because people are stealing music its still not-sensable. They are simply the 'middle-man' in a situation like that -- its up to law enforcment agencies to make such decisions.

Blocking P2P is like prohibition -- its not going to stop anything, but instead just make people mad and its going to go on anyway.

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 i will have to find that tool and try it

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Is ISP's data filtering legal in the US ? 

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 i thought it was illigel

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ArSparfell:

Is ISP's data filtering legal in the US ? 

 

No, it's not legal. Though money hungry companies like Comcast hide behind claims that they are helping to diminish illegal downloads of copyrighted material via port throttling. Qwest DSL also does this, as does MSN. Though one way around it is to get a different service provider. When I had Qwest I dumped their default service provider and found one on their approved list that didn't limit P2P downloads via throttling. Unfortunately most people who work for the ISP's are idiots, so many will tell you they don't interfere with P2P traffic when in fact they do. Talk to several different people in their tech support department until you get someone who actually knows what they're talking about. When I lived in Arizona I used Viawest, they also service CO, NV and UT. Unfortunately it is slightly more expensive to do it this way, but at least you get what you pay for.

 

*** I know this is an old thread, but it has been revived by frg1 and is active now. 

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sorry bout that was new to this forum when i wrote the post and didnt notice the date but it wont happen again 

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frg1:

sorry bout that was new to this forum when i wrote the post and didnt notice the date but it wont happen again 

 

Ahhh, thats not that old, its OK.  Gives me a reason to post on the subject.  The way to around this is by using encryption.  You can enable most bittorrent clients to connect to encrypted and none encrypted peers.  Personally I like turning on encryption just because I don't want my ISP to know what I'm doing.  

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wow its that easy to see my adress my providor and all that shite huh I guess you showed me I have *** for security what should I do or is that some kind of a mirror image and does that to everyone I hope your really not stealing my I tunes because If I got something you want all you gotta to do is ask

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