December 16th, 2008

Tall ships (porthole)

(no subject)

Have I missed out some small but significant bit of information about Virgin Media's traffic management? I really don't see it as being the great destroyer of Internets that reading news:virginmedia.discussion.broadband would have you believe (and given that's a newsgroup one would assume that the posters are reasonably clued-up).

Traffic shaping based on protocol - I can see why this is bad, but that's only because most ISPs that implement it do so to avoid upgrading their infrastructure, and do so in very unfriendly ways.

There's no end of people saying "this is crap", but hardly anyone who looks at it and goes "this might actually be a good thing". Surely it can't all be bad?