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Topic # 81583 15-Apr-2011 00:13
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Background: I stumbled upon this geekzone thread about Tor, which mentioned this paper which in turn referenced a 2nd paper that this post is about...

The paper is titled Spying the World from your Laptop --Identifying and Profiling Content Providers and Big Downloaders in BitTorrent. In Table 2 (page 5) they show, if I am understanding it correctly, the top 20 "autonomous system" identifiers, for initiating new torrents. And right up there with rank #1 in their study appears to be "Vodafone" with country code NZ!

Am I missing something here?

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  Reply # 459004 15-Apr-2011 00:24
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from what i understand from a brief read, that is where the small .torrent file is 'injected' from - not necessarily where the content payload itself is served from.

someone deliberately masking their activity could be using a compromised host in NZ to upload these .torrent files.

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a user on the vodafone NZ network route is uploading all the torrent files :P

i'd be surprised if the actual payload files were hosted here though given the price/availability of bandwidth





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  Reply # 459005 15-Apr-2011 00:32
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Regs: from what i understand from a brief read, that is where the small .torrent file is 'injected' from - not necessarily where the content payload itself is served from.


Duh, why didn't I see that. (or the paper for that matter!)

Thanks Regs.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 459026 15-Apr-2011 08:09
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It could be that there are a lot of file sharing activity going on in New Zealand and those new .torrent files are first seen from these IP addresses, but not necessarily where it was fist used.

It would be strange, seeing that it is likely that most of the content sharing going on here is TV series, which could not originate in this country - they sure would originate in their source countries, most likely US.

Also interesting is this comment "These results show that few content providers insert most of the contents. We do not claim that it is easy to stop those content providers from injecting content into BitTorrent however, it is striking that such a small number of content providers triggers billions of downloads. Therefore, it is surprising that the anti-piracy groups try to stop millions of downloaders instead of a handful of content providers."

If this study were to get any traction then you could see those ISP in the table getting some hot action...







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  Reply # 459042 15-Apr-2011 09:19
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Mobile Networks are exempt from the latest copyright law changes until 2013, and the law will be reviewed in two years time. Do I smell a conspiracy?

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