[ubuntu-uk] Upgrading to 8.04

Huw Selley 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  
> using.

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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