bittorrent etiquette question

fredex fredex at
Sat Jun 2 21:43:05 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jun 02, 2007 at 01:42:01PM -0700, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> I've been running azureus/bittorrent for about 4 hours and have
> downloaded about 3/4 of the FC7 DVD iso.  As the incredibly cool "swarm"
> panel of azureus informs me, I've also been helping a lot of other
> people do the same thing.  My question is: what's the communal thing to
> do after I've got my copy -- i.e. how long should I stay part of the
> torrent in order to be doing what's considered fair? --Jerry

I try to leave it up for AT LEAST several hours (6-12) and whenever
possible for at least a day. I realize it may be even more courteous
to leave it up for longer, and also helpful to others. I always hate 
it when I try to get a torrent that doesn't have enough people seeding
it, so it drags along at 3-10 kB/s, so I do try to help out for at
least a while whenever I can.

---- Fred Smith -- fredex at -----------------------------
   "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged 
   sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; 
              it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."  
---------------------------- Hebrews 4:12 (niv) ------------------------------
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