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Old 11-04-04, 09:36 PM
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Bittorrent is 35% of all internet traffic

Holy shit. I knew it had gotten huge, but this is ridiculous.

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle...733%A7ion=news

According to British Web analysis firm CacheLogic, BitTorrent accounts for an astounding 35 percent of all the traffic on the Internet -- more than all other peer-to-peer programs combined -- and dwarfs mainstream traffic like Web pages.
I read a report a few weeks ago that stated Bittorrent had overtaken all other P2P networks in terms of bytes transferred (as opposed to number of files shared), but this puts the numbers in a different scale altogether; at least in my mind.

I know the MPAA has been C&D'ing a few tracker site operators and sending threatening emails to lots of users' ISPs (some of whom have at least gone so far as to terminate accounts). But, I wonder how long it will be before they start suing people like the RIAA.
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I call BS on that figure.
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saw on the news tonight that the mpaa is going to start suing but didn't hear the time frame
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Originally posted by wmansir
I call BS on that figure.
Ditto.
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The other 65% is spyware.
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Originally posted by wmansir
I call BS on that figure.
Yeah, same here. 35% of all internet traffic, or just 35% of all file sharing traffic.
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I think Xanager is right

Originally posted by Xanager
Yeah, same here. 35% of all internet traffic, or just 35% of all file sharing traffic.
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I can believe this. I know my general Internet usage doesn't generate 11GB of traffic in ~15 hours, like my Bit Torrent usage did yesterday. But my BT usage has dropped considerably since STG started shitting the bed, and now that it's dead. I mostly use it for legal live music recordings and for missed TV shows.
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True, but I think people that use bittorrent are the exception. I mean, general surfing is probably 1% of my traffic considering newsgroup downloads. However, there are millions of people who don't use bittorrent but surf the net every day and watch high-bandwidth videos, streaming music, etc etc.
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Originally posted by AndyCapps
I mostly use it for legal live music recordings and for missed TV shows.
Be careful what tv shows you get, some might land you in hot water. My ISP got a letter from MGM lawyers about Dead Like Me being downloaded on BitTorrent. Our ISP was cool about it and said it wasn't a big deal and just to delete them, but if it happens two more times they will terminate our account without warning (of course the warning is the two previous times, but whatever.) Anyway, my point is to be careful with some tv shows as well.
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Originally posted by AndyCapps
I can believe this. I know my general Internet usage doesn't generate 11GB of traffic in ~15 hours, like my Bit Torrent usage did yesterday. But my BT usage has dropped considerably since STG started shitting the bed, and now that it's dead. I mostly use it for legal live music recordings and for missed TV shows.
Was there any official word on what happened to STG? I'm starting to miss it.
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It's pretty clear that the report means 35% of all traffic. I'm not sure what to make of it myself. It's a shocking enough figure, that I agree that some skepticism is warranted. However, I've seen plenty of reports from other sources indicating that Bittorrent is the leading P2P network now in terms of total traffic.

I suspect we'll be hearing more about the matter in coming months as ISPs cite internal data to suppport new policies they'll be implementing.

BTW, yesterday, the MPAA announced that they're going to start suing people:

http://news.search.com/click?sl,news...5438931%2Ehtml
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one thing to consider. I'd say a ton of internet users simply get email and browse websites. not a lot of data moving there compared to the constant stream of bits that a 700mb movie download results in
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Originally posted by AndyCapps
I can believe this. I know my general Internet usage doesn't generate 11GB of traffic in ~15 hours, like my Bit Torrent usage did yesterday. But my BT usage has dropped considerably since STG started shitting the bed, and now that it's dead. I mostly use it for legal live music recordings and for missed TV shows.
STG ?
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Originally posted by Thrush
STG ?
Sharing the Groove, a torrent community for live music.

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