Easier and more reliable ISO downloads, with error correction

HggdH hggdh2 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 22:58:08 GMT 2007


> Caroline Ford wrote:
> > Some ISPs block bittorrent of course. Vodafone UK is one of them. I had
> > great problems downloading openoffice.org for windows as they *only* use
> > bittorrent as a distribution mechanism. 
> 
> You should browbeat such an ISP, not cave in to their draconian will. 
> Vigorously complain and if they do not stop, take your business 
> elsewhere.  Giving in and using http instead just encourages them to 
> continue to think that they can screw you over any way they want.
> 

Just for the record, Comcast has been caught in the US injecting errors
in P2P sessions. And... this was -- no, *is* -- being done without any
warnings to users. So one has to look at the possibility that other
major providers perhaps might be either doing or considering the same.

Also, sometimes your only option, at least here is the US, is to
physically move elsewhere: your ISP may be the single one servicing your
area.

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