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Ah, Comcast's Anti-BitTorrent methods may violate the law...
By way of a slashdot post, there's an interesting thought-blurb on Comcast's BitTorrent filtering: http://www.cnet.com/8301-13739_1-9769645-46.html

Essentially, Comcast detects that BitTorrent's in use, and sends RST packets (messages that essentially states, "please terminate the connection") impersonating the BitTorrent user.

However, it's illegal to impersonate others... so.... hopefully someone will drag them to court. Preferably in Maryland or in Illinois. If the laws exist here.

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porsupah From: porsupah Date: September 5th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Ew, stinky. Much as China's firewall behaves, as I recall - ISTR it's possible to overcome with some trickery, but I wasn't paying attention. :-P

Still, wherever there's a major peering point along one's path within the US, you know there's quiet attention being paid..

ibneko From: ibneko Date: September 5th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Overcoming China's firewall is the same way you overcome the comcast trickery - ignore the RST / wait a bit for incoming packets after RST, which would indicate possible forgeries. Taking Computer Networks this semester - I shall have the skills to actually code something like that, hopefully.

Peering point? Whatthat? (ah, side note on peers not covered in the linked-to post that was mentioned in a previous slashdot article: Comcast allows their own users to connect with each other. It's just going off their network bothers them, I believe.)
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