Circumvention of Bell's Throttle Monster: three alternatives.
January 17, 2009 11:01 AM Subscribe
posted by tybeet (28 comments total)
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On November 20th, the CTRC made a landmark ruling
that defeated the CAIP's plea to stop Bell's conjuration of the Deep Packet Throttle Monster
. However all was not
lost, as consumers of Bell's copper pipes can take solace in three
recent developments that aim to reclaim the pipes for We, the little guy. hooray!
What is currently known about how to beat the beast:
1) In a letter from research organization PerVices to the CTRC
, details surfaced as to how to bypass the throttle, and have been put into concise instructions
, with many users reporting success
2) Developers of the uTorrent/BitTorrent clients have been, in the interim, working on a vast changeover in the way Torrenting operates: by switching the protocol from primarily TCP to entirely UDP
(called UDP Torrent Protocol or uTP) which in effect evades the traffic-shaping process entirely
. With this, manysuccess stories abound
. (You can download a copy of uTorrent 1.9a here)
3) Finally, and as perhaps the most intensive last-ditch effort, users can obtain a router capable of being flashed with the Linux-based, modified "Tomato" firmware
which uses the MLPPP protocol in order to circumvent the deep-packet inspection process
. (note: you don't actually need to run Linux to use it, and also note: your ISP must support MLPPP).