Encryption matters

Now that DC++ by default encrypts ADC transfers, it’s worth noting that such capability is a useful hedge against mounting evidence that at least one major US ISP is interfering not only with BitTorrent traffic, but with Lotus Notes traffic.

I expect that the ability to encrypt (though, at the moment there’s no out-of-band key exchange to avoid man-in-the-middle attacks, that ought to change eventually) will become increasingly important for DC in the near future; university ResNet networks already tend to block or heavily throttle it.

Encryption matters.

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