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Re: bittorrent slow



On Tuesday 21 March 2006 15:27, Guy Fraser wrote:
>On Tue, 2006-21-03 at 14:43 -0500, Temlakos wrote:
>> sean wrote:
>> > On Tue, 21 Mar 2006 11:11:45 -0700
>> >
>> > Tony Heaton <theaton lanl gov> wrote:
>> >>I have to agree with all these bittorrent complaints.  It took me
>> >> 22 hours to get the FC5 i386 DVD from bittorrent.  It took me 35
>> >> minutes to get the FC5 x86_64 DVD from a mirror.  32 minutes to
>> >> get the FC5 ppc DVD from a mirror.
>> >
>> > The biggest problem is usually that your upstream speed is limited
>> > which will severely reduce your download speed (1).  One common
>> > cause is having local firewall (iptables) rules active.  Another
>> > is having a router (linksys etc.) which hasn't been configured to
>> > allow bittorrent connections (2).
>> >
>> > Once your environment is configured properly (which isn't always
>> > easy) bittorrent download speeds are usually respectable.
>> >
>> > Sean
>> >
>> >
>> > 1 bittorrent has fairness algorithms that cause your download
>> > speed to be based on how fast you upload to others.
>> >
>> > 2 http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm gives a pretty decent
>> > walk through to help you configure your router properly
>>
>> I'm not sure that any of this is relevant.
>>
>> I've been watching the Peer List off and on. Every now and again,
>> some seed will join the torrent and offer uploads at speeds in
>> excess of 150 KB/s. When those seeds abruptly disconnect from the
>> torrent, my d/l rate goes down to 20 KB/s.
>>
>> And right now--this instant, 2:40 p.m. EST (that's 19:40
>> UTC)--someone has joined the torrent and is uploading to me at
>> faster than 200 KB/s. And that's just /one/ seed. (Well, maybe it's
>> because I published a new regulation to my Linksys Wireless Router
>> WRT-54G, telling it to allow "bittorrent" access to ports 6881
>> through 6889 to a machine having a static IP address. True? Hard to
>> say.)
>>
>> Temlakos
>
>I wonder that could have been me...
>At one point I noticed I was uploading at over 400kB/s....
>Eeek now I am just seeding at over 600kB/s I am at a ratio of .85
>so it will stop uploading in an 2 to 3 hours or so.

Then why do I not see you in the seed count, wi=hich is bouncing from 0 
to occasionally 1 here, and all I have is a 256KB up/1.5 down out here 
in the sticks.  Note thats kiloBITS, not BYTES, darnit.

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