First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
Comcast begins effort to block all P2P networks
69250 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
35 / M / Northern Virginia
Offline
Posted 2/18/10
for a while comcast has been using a piece of software network wide that actively seeks out P2P connections specifically Bittorrent P2P connections. Now though once located the software automatically disconnects you from the internet for 15 minutes. The only known methods for stopping this are by encrypting your outbound connections or by setting your outbound ports to use virtual ports from 65000 and higher. Using Outbound encryption may drastically reduce your UL/DL speed and virtual ports while currently ok will eventually be nixed in a future update of the software. People who had Adelphia that were absorbed by Comcast are currently unafected but plans are in the works to bring this nonsense to you soon. This type of blocking P2P networks originally started with AT&T, time warner and now even Verizon is about to sign on. My question here is what do you think about this? Is it fair to control what and how we use the internet? This originally started back in 2007 but was stopped by the FCC as of 2 weeks ago they have begun doing it again only this time thanks to the FCC.

Sure some people pirate various works but bittorent or namely P2P is used by legitimate companies as a way to offer faster downloads of updates while cutting the cost. PS3 has been known to use a form of P2P in games. So why is it this is allowed? Since when did we live in China? For those that don't know China limits what and how its people can access the government and blocks any and all sites that make refferences to things like freedom or democracy. While P2P is only a means of connecting to people by a somewhat more anonymous means then say using itunes, this reduction of our freedoms on how we use the internet leaves the door open for companies to control what you can and cannot access.


What can you do? There are some petitions out there you can sign. You can also call your congressman and tell them to push the TV freedom. Or you can simply boycott the companies. The latter is very unrealistic though as many do not have the choice to pick or choose what provider they have and are left with slower alternatives.

for more info you can check out these news stories by going to the following places.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13739_3-9769645-46.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-9800629-38.html
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/fccs_draft_net_neutrality_regulations_permit_blocking_torrent_traffic

Hope this isn't breaking the rules by posting this if so sorry.
Posted 2/18/10
Oh wow well I don't have Comcast anymore so I guess I'm lucky?
2179 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / M / NW England
Offline
Posted 2/18/10
It's a very quiet thing, but step by step, piece by piece, we're blindly walking into total police states, both in the US and here in the UK.

The upsetting thing is there's very little we can do about it. At least you have the right to bear arms (In case of major civil emergency, and/or the need to remove a government). We'd struggle putting a longbow and pitchfork militia together!
69250 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
35 / M / Northern Virginia
Offline
Posted 2/18/10
yeah I dont think a longbow/ pitchfork rebellion would end well for the rebel forces lol.
56567 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / New York
Offline
Posted 2/18/10
I am for the pitchfork rebellion

And against that whole attempt by the major companies to control and monitor what we watch. We are turning into a free country that forgot to read the fine print....
25918 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M / There
Offline
Posted 2/18/10 , edited 2/18/10
Captain Curl--greatest pitchfork assassin to have ever lived, was killed in final stage of coup d'etat

all we need is longbow in the hands of every John Rambo we can find--

but yeah, I think that blocking the P2P is messed up, I mean there's still a lot of creative commons stuff that can be shared that way

it's tyranny, tyranny I say

'fork to tyrants
Posted 2/19/10
File hosting, bitches.
25823 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M
Offline
Posted 2/19/10 , edited 2/19/10
thats why u dont use torrents for non work related craps that is
53942 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / UK
Offline
Posted 2/20/10
God damn it why can't they just leave us alone ;_;
Posted 2/20/10

Wraithverge wrote:

File hosting, bitches.


file hosting is not that great since there is a min-um to what you can download per day, torrents are just a better way to get stuff quicker and easier but make sure to use a proxy/encryption software, but i am just happy that I have a local internet service that doesn't a shit
Posted 2/20/10


they only thing that I will give china is that they don't care what you download and watch like anime/hentai/loli etc the care more about the political side of things on news etc.
Posted 2/20/10

CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


Wraithverge wrote:

File hosting, bitches.


file hosting is not that great since there is a min-um to what you can download per day, torrents are just a better way to get stuff quicker and easier but make sure to use a proxy/encryption software, but i am just happy that I have a local internet service that doesn't a shit


There's a limit yes, unless you use something like Mediafire. Oh, gracious Heavens forbid we ever use something like that! Sites like Megaupload and Rapidshare suck so much. I used to torrent stuff when I first got the internet.
Posted 2/20/10

Wraithverge wrote:


CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


Wraithverge wrote:

File hosting, bitches.


file hosting is not that great since there is a min-um to what you can download per day, torrents are just a better way to get stuff quicker and easier but make sure to use a proxy/encryption software, but i am just happy that I have a local internet service that doesn't a shit


There's a limit yes, unless you use something like Mediafire. Oh, gracious Heavens forbid we ever use something like that! Sites like Megaupload and Rapidshare suck so much. I used to torrent stuff when I first got the internet.


well i will be honest i still use torrents but mainly for porn >__> i mean come on it's porn I really do not feel like spending my money on that but sigh yeah i still download anime =__= but no where as much as i used too. the only thing that i use mega upload and rapid share is for doujinshi since the fact those are REALLY hard to come buy in the states
Posted 2/20/10

CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


Wraithverge wrote:


CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


Wraithverge wrote:

File hosting, bitches.


file hosting is not that great since there is a min-um to what you can download per day, torrents are just a better way to get stuff quicker and easier but make sure to use a proxy/encryption software, but i am just happy that I have a local internet service that doesn't a shit


There's a limit yes, unless you use something like Mediafire. Oh, gracious Heavens forbid we ever use something like that! Sites like Megaupload and Rapidshare suck so much. I used to torrent stuff when I first got the internet.


well i will be honest i still use torrents but mainly for porn >__> i mean come on it's porn I really do not feel like spending my money on that but sigh yeah i still download anime =__= but no where as much as i used too. the only thing that i use mega upload and rapid share is for doujinshi since the fact those are REALLY hard to come buy in the states


mmmmmmmm pr0n
69250 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
35 / M / Northern Virginia
Offline
Posted 2/22/10
to let you all know linux, world of warcraft, activision, and even microsoft (very limited for microsft) use bittorrent to send out patch updates so not all torrent traffic is pirated material. there are many other companies too but im not going to list them all.
First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.