On Fri, 7 Sep 2007, Thomas Bridge wrote:
>> The average amount is going to tend towards "the link capacity". The
>> masses *will* one day be watching corry via IP.. And P2P is the new
>> Be more to the point to use actual multicast. Which is what a lot of
> cable ISPs are going to be doing.
Yes, where they are distributing the content. That's the TVoIP (to
STBs) case I was referring to.
But even that distribution model is outdated. Multicast pretty much
has failed (other than very specific, single-admin-domain
applications). P2P is the new multicast..
>> From your view of a DSL network operatio. Agreed. Because it's
>> impossible at present for people to do so.
>> No, it's because my neighbor (this is a general term rather than a
> comment on other residents of my town) rarely has anything I want.
>>> I bet the picture is different with cable networks where customers
>> can see each other..
>>> From what I've seen in multicast presentations and the like, typically
> multicast is what the various providers are preferring to use.
To clarify: I mean that if you were to look at cable ISPs, who allow
customers to see each other, that I bet there's a /lot/ of localised
file-sharing going on, even if just through windows file-sharing.
That's speculation on my part, I've never seen such a cable network.
But all other shared networks I've seen (college, work), that's what
happens - I suspect cable wouldn't be much different.
If your an op of a DSL ISP, you'd see <1% though - fully agreed. ;)
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