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  Reply # 162323 4-Sep-2008 22:15
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nate:
pistolpower: So are you saying that its wrong that people where pirating stuff for free on free data. But you didnt say its wrong that they do it now even when they pay. So are you saying its ok that they pirate stuff if they pay but not if its free? Nor did they stop. So in the end it only decreased the ammount that they would pirate. And if it was about that then they would say that they will be blocking all p2p traffic in an attempt to reduce pirating for the greater good.

No, Xnet have said many times that they could install deep packet inspection servers which could give torrents lower priority than other traffic (increasing the experience for us non-torrenters), but they have taken the stance that you pay per Gb, and what you do with it is up to you.

Unfortunately, is the ol' adage of if its free it will be abused.  Some people took the free national traffic too far, and the rest of us have to suffer because of it.


Heh, re deep packet inspection this brings me back to the net neutrality debate awhile ago and some of the comments at the time http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=49&TopicId=10164&page_no=2#51655 - my opinion on the matter has not changed.

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  Reply # 162397 5-Sep-2008 10:31
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Shame people abused it and it was withdrawn. Not sure why a limit could not be imposed though? Even 20gig or so a month free national would make a huge difference ie I use remote desktop up to 4 hours a day (ok so does not take up huge amount). Also have family who do daily backups to my systems at home for their docs, photos etc. And transferring files for work between home and office.

All this adds up so I have to restrict what is being uploaded or else I will get stung for high gig charges. If free (or considerably cheaper) national then would have a lot better backups for everyone etc..



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