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P2P: From Pirates to Profits

December 15th, 2006 · No Comments

Slashdot reports on a new article reinforcing the effiiciency of P2P as a content distribution mechansim…

“So how could additional P2P traffic actually be a good thing for the Internet? Carnegie Mellon’s Zhang points out that because peer-to-peer networks exploit both the downlink and uplink capacities of users’ Internet connections, they distribute content more efficiently than centralized ‘unicast’ technologies. Zhang also says it should be possible to label P2P traffic so that service providers can track it and decide how much of it to allow through their networks. He and colleagues from the University of California at Berkeley have founded a startup, Rinera, to develop software that will give service providers such control.”

Slashdot | P2P – From Internet Scourge to Savior

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