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Using BitTorrent P2P file sharing

BitTorrent P2P

The BitTorrent protocol is disallowed on the University network in order to improve security and reduce illegal activity.

The University's connection to the internet is fast enough for you to quickly download large files (e.g. Linux distributions) directly from the web in your browser so BitTorrent is unnecessary under most circumstances. However, we are aware that some of you may need to use BitTorrent for other reasons and you may request to do so using the BitTorrent Access Request form.

Please include the following information in your request:

  • Whether you wish to download or share files.
  • What you need to download or share.
  • The reason why you need to use BitTorrent.

 


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