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Re: KTorrent Protocol Encryption (was Re: Steal this film 2)

On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 09:39 -0500, Matthew Gillen wrote: 
> Fred wrote: 
> > On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 07:19 -0500, eric c wrote: 
> > ... 
> >> Sorry to hear about them blocking bittorrent.  Probably won't do much 
> >> good but I hope that you have complained.  Switch to Speakeasy.  It's 
> >> way overpriced but no blocked ports or filtering (that I can tell). 
> >> Anyway... 
> > 
> > KTorrent has an option to use protocol encryption in its General 
> > Preferences. Does this not work with Crumcast? 
> Encryption of the payload doesn't help, because Comcast isn't discriminating 
> about what's being sent (as is apparent in the other threads about their "spam 
> blocking").  They were mucking with the protocol itself. 
> It /might/ help to use SSL for everything, since in theory that would prevent 
> the ISP from detecting what protocols above IP are being used.  But my 
> understanding is that as a downloader, you don't get to choose whether a 
> torrent is over SSL or not, it depends on the tracker (and all the other 
> clients).  So that might work for torrents you create, but if you're 
> downloading random torrents from the internet, they're likely to not be using SSL. 
> Matt 

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