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Controlling Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Applications

Running peer-to-peer (P2P) applications is one of the primary ways students exceed their bandwidth limits. Please note that if you use P2P applications to share copyrighted material, you may be in violation of federal copyright law. The university cannot protect you from a copyright complaint.

The best way to protect yourself against potential copyright issues is not to use P2P applications at all. However, controlling these applications can be challenging, as many of them continue to upload files even when the application's window is closed. Sometimes the application must be completely removed from your computer to ensure that it is no longer sharing files.

For more information on how much bandwidth you get and what happens when you run out, refer to the Bandwidth usage and limitations page.

To check how much bandwidth you have used, see External Bandwidth Quota (UT EID login required).

Last updated December 20, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

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