Comcast Forging Packets To Filter Torrents

Slashdot reports that Comcast is throttling BitTorrent traffic using forged TCP Reset (RST) packets, like the Great Firewall of China does. It turns out that Comcast may actually be violating criminal impersonation statutes in states around the country. While it’s legal to block traffic on your network, forging data to and from customers isn’t legal.

Comcast seems to forget that there are legitimate uses for BitTorrent, such as downloading Linux distros. Yet another reason I won’t switch from DSL.

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