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i found this link on the max-planck institute website. these guys have developed a tool (probably with help from google). Runs in java, and can give you an idea if your ISP is blocking torrent ports and torrent headers or not.
it checks if your ISP is :
Throttling all BitTorrent traffic.
Throttling all traffic at well-known BitTorrent ports.
Throttling BitTorrent traffic only at well-known BitTorrent ports.
mine turned out as follows:
“Your ISP possibly rate limits all downloads at port 6886.”
(this port is a well-known BT communication port)
(sorry guys for the missing ‘link’)
Thats actually very old stuff… blocking is not the term cause ISP will loose business from this, Throttling is however being done being from quite sometime now BUT most of the torrent/p2p clients have counter action techniques(µTorrent/azureus users must have noticed “protocol encryption” tab in the option) embedded with them so no worries specially for us living in PK… after all we have max bandwidth of 2mbps available to us.
Throttling is mostly done by ISPs in USA under the influence of MPAA or RIAA… perpose for this is to make noobs quit using torrents even when they have 20 or 50 mbps connection and everything else working fine. experienced users always have a way to come back.