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Guiding internet traffic beats throttling it

发布时间:2018-01-07 07:01:19来源:未知点击:

GROWTH in peer-to-peer (P2P) downloading has led some ISPs to limit, or “throttle”, connection speeds to preserve bandwidth for everyone else. But the University of Washington in Seattle has hit on a promising alternative. Bottlenecks occur most when people download P2P content that is stored a long way from their homes; internet links over thousands of kilometres get tied up delivering it. But the new scheme, called Proactive Provider Participation for P2P (or P4P), could ease the load. It involves ISPs supplying P2P sites with data on the shortest routes between peers,