[afnog] Use of BitTorrents in Academic Environments

Anibe Onuche a.onuche at nixp.net
Tue Feb 26 14:03:12 UTC 2013

I agree with the issue that Stephane raised below...

So what are the student downloading? I mean as a student  i have free 
bandwidth to play with and i can do as i please.
But wait... Limiting my internet usage could mean denying me internet 
rights to access "legitimate content" despite the Volume of the content

My sincere advise , Get dedicated servers with proper login identity,  
Have policies that will guide them  e.g no movies, porn , Afcon football 
matches :-(
Once We have contents that have been downloaded , other students can 
access the database or request for a content if it is not found.

Then we can start talking of Bandwidth restriction.. mind you some 
bandwidth will be used for restriction.


On 2/26/2013 2:22 PM, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 01:21:09PM +0200,
>   amon.kasonda at unza.zm <amon.kasonda at unza.zm> wrote
>   a message of 473 lines which said:
>> because of the effect it has on internet bandwidth
> So, when students wants to download FreeBSD or Arch Linux, you prefer
> them to use HTTP, thus downloading the same file several times,
> instead of only one (and then seeding it)?
>> and issues pertaining to security.
> Which ones? ("Security" is a buzzword which means many different
> things. Most of the times, its use is a warning signal.)
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Anibe Onuche
Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria
Network /Communication Department


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