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Old 15th April 2011 | Show parent
Lives for gear
Originally Posted by John Eppstein ➡️
You don't get to skate merely by connecting to an offshore server. And if you're running Bittorrent you don't get to choose where the other end is, anyway, the protocol does it for you - and since it favors faster connections it will tend to favor ones that are geographically close.
He's talking about connecting to a foreign VPN first and then running your bit torrent through it. Problem is any decent bandwidth foreign VPN is going to charge money, and cheapskates won't find that appealing.

I also don't think foreign VPNs will remain unscathed as Internet regulation proceeds.