p2pnet news view Freedom | P2P:- With news of The Pirate Bay vs the Entertainment Cartels echoing loudly in the background, an Israeli ISP has taken a step that’s guaranteed to have the corporate music and movie companies frothing at the mouth, accusing the company of helping file sharers.
Bezeq International says it’s adding local web seeds to boost the speed of BitTorrent transfers.
But it hasn’t made to move out of the goodness of his heart.
Adding the seeds cuts huge amounts of international traffic which in turn results in, “substantial savings in the consumption of expensive bandwidth,” says Gulli.
According to TorrentFreak, when a Bezeq International customer downloads a .torrent file the ISP will intercept it and add a new tracker.
“The additional tracker is only accessible for Bezeq International customers and it connects to a high speed web-seed hosted on Bezeq International`s network,” says the story. “As a result the files will be downloaded much faster,”
“A Bezeq customer told us that almost all ‘popular’ torrents he downloaded connect to local seeds.
The Bezeq International tracker is a Usenet provider in the Netherlands, says Gulli, but the seeds are on the ISP network.
“Bezeq seems to be a completely different way to look at itself from the masses of traffic to be exempt,” it says .
“Their way seems to be much more customer-oriented …”
But, adds TorrentFreak, “The Usenet provider confirmed to TorrentFreak that the ISP is indeed listed as a client, but they were not aware of its torrent caching practices or that they were hosting a BitTorrent tracker.”
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