That different peer might pay them.
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You need to ask your government why there is a lack of competition in the ISP market in your country.
Network Neutrality is a non-issue used to cover up the real problem. It is only an issue at all in the USA.
why can't you just encrypt the diff files & upload those?
I didn't miss any steps, there is no need to edit any configuration files to achieve that goal, the GUI does it all. Why would your sister need to install a 3rd party kernel, or build wireless drivers from source? I've been using Linux professionally for 10 years, since before grub was even around, the only time I needed to edit grub.conf was to do a dual boot with Windows.
Why put your sister through all that hassle when you could just use a modern well configured Linux distro?
click the system menu, then administration, then network
configure your network devices
click the system menu, then administration, then services
disable & stop NetworkManager, then enable & start network
While it would not provide users with full advantages of BitTorrent, it would dramatically reduce the hassle of choosing mirrors. The one closest to you doesn't work or is inexplicably slow? Choose another one, repeat until you get satisfactory results.
Package managers can do this automatically. Bittorrent is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist for Linux updates.
It's perfectly legal to download copyrighted material with the permission of the copyright holder (unless it breaks any other laws) in every country.
Why would the RIAA or anybody else want to poison Linux updates?
added to that, their connections are contended (50:1 ratio is usual here), all consumer grade connections are contended. so if a few of your neighbours are on bittorrent, you can't play games.
Because some protocols require low latency. Other protocols (such as bittorrent) don't require low latency, but will swallow all the available bandwidth, given the chance & prevent low latency protocols from working as intended, if the low latency traffic isn't prioritised.
Demon is a UK ISP & there's no chance of this net neutrality nonsense happening here, so it's not an issue for them.
break it up so that one company (or the state) owns the lines, they then allow open access to anybody else that wants to lease space on the lines to provide a service.
A more competitive isp market would solve the net neutrality problem. then if any isp did do some kind of 'protection scheme' that slowed or blocked a service that you use, you'd be free to switch to another isp that doesn't.
Network neutrality regulations can only cause problems. Sometimes isps need to throttle or block certain types of traffic, to ensure that more important traffic is faster. they need to be free to block ddos attacks, they often need to throttle bittorrent, to ensure that latency sensitive applications still work at busy times, on cheap consumer level connections. It can only increase the price and/or lower the quality of service.