[ubuntu-uk] Upgrading to 8.04
huw at munted.org
Mon Apr 28 16:43:47 BST 2008
On 28 Apr 2008, at 16:23, Tony Arnold wrote:
> I've always used BitTornado, which has been good enough for my meagre
> requirements. I've never been that impressed with bittorrent, direct
> downloads have always seemed faster to me. Maybe it's the client I'm
I would suspect its more like the other torrent participants have
aggressively limited their upstream, that's usually the case when I
observe slow torrents (I say this because of anecdotal evidence .....
once I start seeding (I don't limit my upstream) the whole swarm gets
a LOT quicker). The other thing to look out for (if this is your home
connection) is that a lot of ISPs throttle the well known bittorrent
client port numbers but you can always change that yourself (-minport
and -maxport are your friends in this situation).
I have used bittornado myself and never had any trouble, in fact I
have managed to nearly saturate a 100Mb link with it! (granted it was
on a co-located box with ~500Mb incoming bandwidth). These days I use
bitconjurer but it's mostly the same as bittornado, You could give
that a shot?
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