Re: please help FreeNet by becoming a node

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From: Steve Schear (
Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 10:20:49 PST

At 12:45 AM 3/2/00 -0800, Bill Stewart wrote:
>It would be very nice if there were a Freenet _client_
>instead of, or in addition to, the Freenet _server_.
>What's the functional difference? None, actually :-)
>The problem is that many US cable modem networks,
>and some US xDSL networks, have strong policies
>against running network servers, but not network clients.

They have policies, but these policies are generally only enforced in the
most egregious cases. Napster, a popular music community, is not blocked
on @Home's network at this time and it can generate considerable upstream
traffic. Most cable ISPs have simply set bandwidth limits on the upstream
(128 kbps in the case of @Home) and found it sufficient.


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