On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:44:38 -0700, "David Kaye"
Post by David Kaye Post by Thad Floryan
Just curious: is there *ANY* legal or legitimate use of bittorrent?
Oh, in theory there is. One of the torrent companies, I don't know if it's
BitTorrent or who exactly, apparently uses their service legitimately to
distribute extremely large files for companies with lots of computers to
tend to. I could see how this could be viable.
Now that you reminded me, I was involved in test about 2 years ago
with a local medical imaging office. The problem was getting all
their myriad of services, including VoIP, through their single
internet connection, while moving massive medical imaging files to
their backup servers. Several people were making heroic efforts with
QoS, but so much of the software did strange things, or used
unpredictable port numbers (i.e. H.323), that it was obvious that the
backups had to brought under control, rather than reserve bandwidth
for the ever growing list of critical applications. So, a BitTorrent
server was setup at multiple backup sites, and the clients were
running uTorrent with throttling enabled. It worked. There were some
tinkering with encryption, security, VPN, and logging, which is where
I got involved. I suspect it's still in use today, but haven't been
back for a while.
Post by David Kaye
Do you know of anyone who has gotten one of those emails? If so, what have
they done? Have they responded? Were there follow-up emails? Threats?
One of my customers got one of those messages about a year ago.
Nothing happened. Their wi-fi was wide open at the time, and they
hired me to nail down their security. I wish Comcast would send out
more letters as it seems to be good for my business.
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