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Re: Using state and routing inbound traffic

On 08/05/2005 02:31:16 PM, Daniel Hartmeier wrote:

Also, if you rely on well-behaved peers getting their throughput cut by you for behaving well, you can expect more aggressive applications to start misbehaving to achieve higher throughput. You're actually punishing well-behaved peers vs. aggressive ones. For instance, a P2P application might very well start to send redundant retransmissions in the hope to get one out of several through your queue, and it will win against a nice player.

But all this is already true when you've saturated your WAN link so there's no harm in trying to shape the traffic anyway.

Karl <[email protected]>
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