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eMule protocol obfuscation

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:04 pm
by zbeast
The eMule team has released a new version of eMule, which supports protocol obfuscation, a feature which causes eMule�s communication to appear as random data and makes it more difficult for ISP�s to throttle eMule users.

http://www.p2pnet.net/story/9817

we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. :)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:07 pm
by P2P_G
Cool :D eMule kicks :lol:

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:37 pm
by lordfoul
This made me smile. It's like anti-DRM. :)

Hard to say if this could be a long term solution or not though. Time will tell.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:47 am
by Ratt
lordfoul wrote:Hard to say if this could be a long term solution or not though.


Not if it leads to providers deciding to go after individual users (the biggest downloaders/sharers) instead of just throttling their bandwidth.

But that has always been less likely...bad for business, especially if the word about offloading customers spreads (whereas with throttling, many inexperienced users won't even know it's there, and the provider has plausible deniability...)