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Re: Napster and others...
- From: smd
- Date: Tue Mar 07 12:50:11 2000
| What would be your suggestions on making Napster a more network
| friendly app?
1. RFC 2001 compliance.
Keep it TCP.
2. Although RFC 1349 is supposedly dead and the TOS octet in the
RFC 791 scheme is dead too[*], it is at least good politics to
set a low TOS value on the bulk transfer traffic. (If not on all traffic).
Thus, routers configured to do TOS-based fancy queueing will DTRT and
fewer people will accuse Napster of being a resource pig.
3. "If we aren't network friendly, please let us know what will make
us more network friendly" is a great attitude to demonstrate. Hopefully
this will be appreciated by actual operators (at least the ones who
don't pay per-packet/per-byte charges).
[*] RFC 2474/RFC 2475 but don't hold your breath -:)
Who implements this could be a NANOG topic. -:) -:)