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  • NAC saves University of North Carolina money, keeps illegal file sharing in check

    Network access control (NAC) is saving the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $40,000 per year by keeping students from illegally using <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/file-sharing-or-privacy-breaching-service-bew">peer-to-peer file-sharing</a> <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/applications.html">applications</a>.

  • Internet industry backs iiNet in copyright fight

    The Australian Internet industry has supported iiNet in its defence against legal action filed by the leading US media giants and the Seven Network, which experts say could force providers to police peer-to-peer traffic if the Federal Court rules in favour of the plaintiffs.

  • P2P legislation forces university action on P2P

    New legislation is putting pressure on US colleges and universities to do a better job combating illegal file-sharing &#8212; and it's taking a toll on campus IT departments, according to research published this week.

  • Ihug outlines P2P policy

    &#8220;Ihug is not anti-P2P,&#8221; or peer-to-peer traffic, says Cherie Lacey, the provider&#8217;s communications manager. She was responding to claims made in the Geekzone online forum by a poster claiming all Internet Protocol (IP) ports numbered over 1,000 are being rate-limited.
    This isn&#8217;t the case, Lacey says and adds &#8220;I&#8217;m afraid this customer has been misinformed.&#8221; Without specifying which ones, Lacey says that a number of ports above 1,000 are shaped.
    However, many used by common interactive protocols, such as popular online game World of Warcraft, are excluded she says, ditto ones for remote control applications and Voice over Internet Protocol.
    The Ihug customer also complained that network routing used for international traffic via Asianetcom is &#8220;lagged out of contention even as a good dial-up provider.&#8221; Lacey says this is untrue as well. Asianetcom has excellent connectivity, she says, but due to the limiting of some ports this may not be evident. Ihug gets 130ms round-trip times between New Zealand and the United States, Lacey says, even during peak traffic times. Ihug&#8217;s international bandwidth is not maxed out she says.