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Is this classed as P2P?

Community Veteran
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Is this classed as P2P?

For the purposes of traffic shaping what exactly does Plusnet define as P2P?
Is it only dedicated file sharing programs that get classed as P2P?

For example if I transferred say a fifty or hundred megabyte file across the net to another person via Trillian or MSN messenger is that classed as P2P and therefore throttled to bronze or as the transport is a messaging program is it silver level traffic?
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Is this classed as P2P?

I was going to ask the very same question today.

Wierd, eh?

-Paul
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Is this classed as P2P?

Nope I don't think it is! You don't upload and download at the same time.
LiamM
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Registered: 12-08-2007

Is this classed as P2P?

I would believe that file transfers across networks such as MSN etc... would be classed as P2P.
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Is this classed as P2P?

AFAIK you can only transfer files through MSN at 15Kbs anyway with or without traffic shaping.
Community Veteran
Posts: 2,322
Registered: 01-08-2007

Is this classed as P2P?

Perhaps a peak time test can be done?

This method of transfer will always be limited to the maximum upload speed of the sender anyway (about 24/25kb/s for standard broadband connections).

This actually means that anything over about 1.5/2GB would be sent quicker by burning it to a DVD and posting it first class to your mate. Thats not free though!

Of course if they are on the other side of the planet then this is not the case. Cheesy
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Is this classed as P2P?

msn is not good for file transfer.... any time any where :/

especially not for large files!
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Is this classed as P2P?

i main grip at the mo is msn speed,
since this shaping policy came in my msn video an viop is un usable


is this classed as p2p for porpose of shaping?.

i was geting thoiughput of about 80 kps before which wa fine, but now its 10 -15 ,
whats the story?
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Is this classed as P2P?

srae88 said
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msn is not good for file transfer.... any time any where :/


very true
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Is this classed as P2P?

another program in question is Skype

it is P2P but is it in the bronze category? :roll:
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Registered: 17-08-2007

Is this classed as P2P?

skype is voip so should be classed at silver/bronze i would have expected
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Is this classed as P2P?

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msn is not good for file transfer.... any time any where :/

especially not for large files!


Well I never said it was good......

I have seen transfer speeds between Trillian / MSN from between 3.5 and 28k a second without any obvious reason why it is faster or slower... This between 2 BB connections neither of which were being shaped by Plusnet.....

My original question is nothing to do with how well it performs, just how it is classed? So far the answers have been Yes, No , Maybe..

An official answer would be nice and appreciated.
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Registered: 17-08-2007

Is this classed as P2P?

on a sep issue try www.yousendit.com for sending large files

nice little site and you dont have to be online at the same time as the user for them to get the file
Community Veteran
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Is this classed as P2P?

Cheers Odin I will bookmark that Smiley
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Re: Is this classed as P2P?

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For the purposes of traffic shaping what exactly does Plusnet define as P2P?
Is it only dedicated file sharing programs that get classed as P2P?

For example if I transferred say a fifty or hundred megabyte file across the net to another person via Trillian or MSN messenger is that classed as P2P and therefore throttled to bronze or as the transport is a messaging program is it silver level traffic?


Hi,

MSN isn't considered to be P2P. The P2P traffic includes things like BitTorrent, eDonkey, emule, Kazaa, Knutella, and Limewire.