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Re: Dragonfly
From: Matthew Gracie <graciem () CANISIUS EDU>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:00:42 -0400

Di Fabio, Andrea wrote:
Are there institutions using Dragonfly from http://www.dragonfly.com ?
If so, I would be interested in hearing if you are shaping this
application's bandwidth or have taken any other measures to throttle it down
and control the IP addresses it talks to.

One of our department has purchased the software and it seems to be very
bandwidth thirsty.  In addition the P2P model they are using seems not to
handle RFC1918 IP addresses so our internal sensors are triggering when
Dragonfly tries to connect to a peer over a private IP.

Our athletics department has this, and it is indeed an incredibly
bandwidth-greedy application. We've got it in a throttled class using
our Packetshaper, which seems to be mitigating the resource use.


Matt Gracie                         (716) 888-8378
Information Security Administrator  graciem () canisius edu
Canisius College ITS                Buffalo, NY

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