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Link: Bittorrent declares war on VoIP, gamers • The Register

Peer to Peer goes nuclear. Now using UDP instead of TCP to handle transfers. The supporters of Net Neutrality continue to ignore the lesson of the tragedy of commons.

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  1. Digging a little bit on the details of the protocol, the Register has got it the other way: basically bittorrent has implemented over UDP another congestion avoidance algorithm that uses bandwidth less aggressively than TCP, keeping a low latency on access links even with a high usage, allowing for better latencies for gamers, VoIP and Web browsing. Reminds me of Fast TCP…

    No net neutrality issues, no trying to escape traffic control by providers…

    Posted by Carlos | December 6, 2008, 9:14 PM