Cool, thanx for the heads-up!
I usually run my BT client late at night, for no more then 4 hrs. straight. I don't limit the bandwidth. I'm wondering if the time of day matters, I'm also curious what the time limit is...
Ah cool, so I guess this whole "security dept" thing can be ignored. I think the whole gimmick is just to intimidate pple, anyway. Besides, I don't d/load anything illegal, I just trade music bootleg recordings via BT, whish is legal. Besides due to the nature of BT, I doubt they can even tell what is it that you are sharing, anyway, it's not like you're ftp'ing files, which can be easily tracked and logged.
Actually I never noticed the relation between upload to d/load speeds on BT, but in any case, I really don't want to limit my upload bandwidth, as the whole idea of BT is to share with the others. Besides, the BT site that I frequent keeps track of your u/d/load ratios, and in fact they have a limit beyond which your account is disabled, to prevent leeches from grabbing stuff and not sharing anything. And since they really care about the lenth of you keeping your upload going, I guess limithing the bandwith is irrelevant? BTW, how did you figure that they only monitor how long you keep the upload going, and not how much you've uploaded? Did someone at CV told you that?
So did you keep your torrents running around the clock when you got capped? I'm still curious how long you need to keep it going for them to take notice, and I'm also curious if this is an automatic thing, or does someone manually review the logs and then caps pple?
Also, since they just cap your modem, is it possible to uncap it on your own? I imagine there's gotta be a way to just reset it to factory defaults. Though I'm not sure if it will stay ucapped, it may be a persistent setting pushed down by CV... I'd appreciate if anyone has more info on that.
I wonder, other then by using BT, would you even notice that your modem got capped? They do leave you with some bandwidth, but this is definitely not something I'd pay $50/month for.
I have a feeling that sooner or later, CV will block BT protocol for good. The technology for that is readily available, it's just a matter of CV implementing it. So we better enjoy BT while it lasts...