Toad <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 07:04:47AM +0000, Wayne McDougall wrote:
> > I *am* concerned when you express great surprise that Freenet will work
> > at all
> > on a 768/256 connection. (That was my take on it). I get the impression
> > that you expect Freenet to require an academic university level of 
> > bandwidth
> > to function appropriately. Maybe that's the state the project is at now,
> > or heading to. But IMO it needs to be viable at a consumer level of 
> > bandwidth.
> I didn't. I have a 1024/256 domestic grade cable connection.

Different views on what's realistic? Will Freenet just be a US or bandwidth
rich countries project? The government in New Zealand has decided that 
256/256 is the highest broadband speed that our telecom monomoply needs to 
make available to competitors. :-(

128/128 is the fastest connection available domestically without
a monthly bandwidth cap that Freenet would blow out of the water in 5 days.
There aren't any business level connections that wouldn't be prohibitively
expensive. Which leaves academia (and even per department most would frown on

Ok I appreciate we're just in a sucky part of the world. I get the impression
others are too. But when I read:

Subject: Re: How much download?
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 23:31:35 +0100

On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 10:21:17AM +1200, Phillip Hutchings wrote:
> Joachim Scharfetter wrote:
> >Hi, I have got a "fair use" DSL account with limited download volume.
> >How much download traffic will a permanent freenet node approximately
> >cause?
> >
> As much as your bandwidth allows. On a capped 256/128 connection Freenet 
> managed to use 1.5GB in a day. Now I have a 10GB cap, not good. Anyway, 
> that's the sort of transfer you can expect - lower your 
> averageBandwidthLimit to keep things sane.

I'm amazed that the above still works...

and you're amazed that 256/128 works (if I'm reading it correctly) then that
leaves me out of the cold, and you're suggesting bandwidth needs to be
at least 1024/256 for you to expect Freenet to work.

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