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Re: Question regarding the torrent for FC6



---- Michael Wiktowy <michael wiktowy gmail com> wrote: 
> On 10/25/06, Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:
> >
> > On Wednesday 25 October 2006 19:46, tom wrote:
> > > I've been wget/ftp/http'ing my cds of fedora in the past, so I thought
> > I'd
> > > try using bittorrent via a daughter's cable connection and mac. Going
> > for
> > > the Zod-binary-i386, at 49 MB into the download I'm seeing download
> > rates
> > > bouncing between 0.4K/s and perhaps 10k/s. Somehow those figures don't
> > > seem right to me. The upload rate is running 7-9K/s, so it isn't because
> > > I'm not sharing.
> > >
> > > Any clues as to what to check??
> >
> > Ports open on the firewall?  6881-6899 IIRC.
> >
> > Anne
> 
> 
> Some ISPs have started to throttle bittorrent traffic also. Maybe you are
> unlucky enough to have an ISP that does this. Some step that you can take to
> work around this are: switch to a client that supports encryption and switch
> to a non-standard port (standard is 6881 like Anne mentioned). Port not only
> open but also forwarded to your desktop is also helpful.
> 
> /Mike

I've been seeing the same sort of rates on my download, and I'm  pretty sure
my ISP doesn't throttle torrent since I've often downloaded things with torrent and
gotten much higher rates. I think maybe there are just a bazillion folks downloading
and even torrent can't keep up (or my torrent client has selected an unfortunate
set of low performing peers to use).


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