As a long-time user of Netlimiter due to having internet connections that get horrible when saturated, I was very annoyed with Dirty Bomb right off the bat.
However, I can appreciate (as compared to punkbuster) that a list of disallowed programs is posted publicly.
I would very much rather that (like punkbuster) Netlimiter not be a disallowed program - and before I get random players telling me why it shouldn’t be allowed, I know how it is misused. I also know that Dirty Bomb is a small enough game to do serverside movement and hit verification, which eliminates the nefarious uses of Netlimiter entirely while also mitigating many other common cheating methods.
Without Netlimiter, any accidental traffic - application or system updates are a prime example - are likely to make my connection quality horrible. I would love to move to a ISP with better connection qualities, but I have the best in my area, as do a handful of my friends. I think it is a poor anti-cheat bandaid and a unfair one at that.
That said, if you are also a user of Netlimiter for legitimate reasons, it seems that you can stop the service (Via window’s service manager) and exit the NL Client, and you will be able to play dirty bomb without uninstalling the whole program. Afterwords, you can start it from the same location.