Turns Out P2P Filters Don't Actually Work

from the so-much-for-that-plan dept

While ISPs are succumbing to pressure from the entertainment industry to start using traffic shaping products to filter out P2P traffic, there’s been little examination as to whether or not those products actually work. Until now. While the findings aren’t complete, what did come through loud and clear is that most vendors of such products don’t have very much faith in their own products. Internet Evolution went to test 28 such products — and 23 refused to let the tests happen. Of the five that they could test, three were so unhappy with the results that they forbade Internet Evolution from publishing the results. In other words, most of these products just don’t work.

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