View Full Version : Oz may block ALL P2P traffic

Speedy Gonzales
23-12-2008, 05:28 PM
Here (http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,24833959-5014239,00.html)

And here (http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,24823359-5014239,00.html)

Good thing if they did it here, and everywhere else

23-12-2008, 05:53 PM
Good thing if they did it here, and everywhere else

Out of curiosity, what makes you think this is a good idea? All it will do is annoy people until the protocols are updated to work around whatever block is in place (hours most likely, weeks at absolute most). There are also plenty of legal uses of P2P that will be hit by this.

Whatever planet Conroy is on, he's dreaming if he thinks this will help stop people accessing either pirated material or pornography (pornography appears to be his main arguing point).

23-12-2008, 06:11 PM
I agree with Erayd, there are people and companies using P2P for legal purposes.
And it won't stop the illegal users as they will find ways to get around it so it will be the legitiment users that lose out again.

mark c
23-12-2008, 07:00 PM
I also agree with Erayd. Just seems like another costly layer of officialdom that we'll have to pay for and provides us nothing.

23-12-2008, 07:06 PM
Block P2P traffic.
The tubes will then get clogged with online videos and such (Youtube, TVNZ etc)
Back to square one.

23-12-2008, 09:02 PM
i'm sure all the aussie wow players (it uses p2p to distribute patches) will be stoked.

23-12-2008, 09:25 PM
It will be the same old story - the people using P2P for legit purposes, will suffer because of the people using P2P for illegal activity's.

Theres the problem - trying to filter out the legit users from illegal users downloading pirated movies / Music / Software, and no matter what is done, some one will figure out away around any restrictions imposed by the ISP's.

Cptn Hotshot
23-12-2008, 09:42 PM
I smell a taint of North Korea and China here. How the Aussies put up with this I don't know. Absolute bollocks!

23-12-2008, 10:25 PM
If they did not want people to pirate then why invent the Ipod etc?:lol:

Ipod user;Yes sir I have bought all of the 20,000 songs and 400 movies on my Ipod.
I have all the originals at home sir!!!(Yeah Right!!!):rolleyes:


23-12-2008, 10:39 PM
it's going to be done, whether people like it or not.

23-12-2008, 11:14 PM
Unfortunately it will *only* be the legitimate users who suffer.

Those who are using bittorrent and peer-to-peer protocols for illegal reasons will easily find a way around these things.

Encryption being the main one ;)

If traffics encrypted, its damn hard to tell if its bittorrent, http, voip, ftp, or whatever type of traffic going through it...