For various causes, providers limit or completely prohibit traffic using the p2p protocol. The p2p-protocols are most widely used in file-sharing networks as torrents, mainly for downloading media files. There are several reasons why providers set a control over this type of Internet activity. In this article, we will describe these reasons and find the solutions to this problem.
The peculiarity of p2p protocols is the uncontrolled “capture” of free resources of supplier through a huge number of connections to different IP. It makes a situation when a small number of clients occupy most of the network resources. In particular, only a few users that generate p2p traffic can fully occupy available capacity of the nearest server, thereby significantly reducing the speed of the connection for other subscribers. This is especially true for 3G networks, the capacity of which is lower than 4G networks.