[arin-ppml] Why are ISPs allowed?

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Fri Jan 2 17:17:27 EST 2009


> 
> >Once two people who wish to communicate >are both behind such
> >providers, there is no way they can send >data to each other without
> >using a third party somewhere...
> 
> This is a handful of users. We're just probably talking about p2p users
> mostly.

P2P used to be only a handful of users, now they are very common, if not the
majority.  Based on watching traffic analysis at our network P2P apps are
pretty much the norm anymore.  This is not only due to the popularity of
file sharing, but because of gaming consoles, webcams, stuff like that.

> 
> I also have a home server but I really see it as a non typical use.
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Artur
> eBoundHost
> http://www.eboundhost.com
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