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monitor and restrict p2p on my small house network.

by thyscorpion / January 7, 2006 3:41 AM PST

we are 5 to 6 of us friends living together and are having a hard time fixing a time for p2p access as when softwares like bitcommet and limewire are on. they take up considerable bandwidth! someone or the other has his software on. to tackle this we have decided to place a software on the router or on a sigle machine connected to the router to allow downloads from p2p softwares only in the night..
is it possible?
need help asap!
any technical info needed to answer plz ask.

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Sorry, but I am locking this thread
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 7, 2006 4:09 AM PST

I appreciate that you are having a problem that is not fundamentaly associated with P2P, and that you have not necessarily indicated in your post what files you and/or your friends are downloading via P2P networks.

But, in general, it is the case that people who use Bitcomet and Limewire are doing so to download copyrighted files such as music, videos, and software without paying for it, and that is tantamount to piracy.

In your post you infer that your problem would be solved if you could limit downloads from your P2P software during the night. The evidence of what you say points to large files being downloaded during the night, and as such files are usually software programs and videos, I must suspect that these are the files being downloaded.

I therefore also suspect that such files are being downloaded without the approval of the authors, and that is piracy.

Please review CNET's forum policies, link on the left. CNET cannot give help and advice on matters that violate any laws or discuss illegal activities.

Therefore I am locking this thread.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 7, 2006 4:12 AM PST

Joe, I have deleted your post. Sorry.

My post above this one explains why. I accept you were not helping them in any way with P2P downloads, but your advice was, in any case, advice they could have used to perform their actions.


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