Canadian ISP is throttling BitTorrent traffic

The Canadian ISP "Rogers" has started to kill all BitTorrent traffic on their network. Rogers uses a bit-shaping application to throttle the traffic that is generated by BitTorrent and other p2p applications.

They are still finetuning the bit-shaping application, and apparently they had some problems configuring it the right way. Last month they were even blocking podcasts and songs from the Itunes music store.

It’s ironic that the same ISP advertises with the slogan:

“for sharing large files and much more”

Well, there’s not much to share when they block all p2p traffic including the best protocol to share large files (BitTorrent). You can can read more about this over here.

upd: But we have encryption

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