Is BitTorrent Traffic Going to Bring Down The Internet?

A British Web statistics analysis firm has said that file sharing program BitTorrent is responsible for an astonishing 35% of all traffic on the Internet right now.

Leaving aside the question of how much of that massive activity involves the illegal swapping of files (BitTorrent, like Napster and Kazaa before it, does have some legitimate applications – really), that is a massive amount of Internet traffic.

Of course this huge amount of traffic is in little tiny pieces, as that is the beauty of the BitTorrent model. Rather than download one enormous file, BitTorrent users download little snippets (“torrents”) of a file… [Continued]

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