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Re: FC5 Released!!



On Mon, 2006-03-20 at 12:29 -0600, Ian Pilcher wrote:
> Florin Andrei wrote:
> > - incoming TCP ports 6881-6999 are blocked on your system
> 
> What I don't understand is the fact that this seems to limit download
> speed, rather than upload speed.  I'm behind an Internet "gateway", but
> my upload speed still manages to saturate my link.  My download speed,
> OTOH, seems to consistently run at about half of my upload speed.
> 
> Anybody got an explanation for this phenomenon?

If you don't open up those ports, Bittorrent flags you as a "leech" -
i.e. someone who wants to profit from the power of the network without
giving anything back to it.
Therefore it doesn't let you peer with many other hosts so your download
speed goes down.

-- 
Florin Andrei

http://florin.myip.org/


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