[ubuntu-uk] Upgrading to 8.04

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Mon Apr 28 23:14:01 BST 2008


Chris Rowson wrote:

> Also, try enabling encrypted connections in your bittorent client. Some
> ISPs perform packet inspection and will throttle your bandwidth when
> they see bittorent related packets flying by. Encrypting your bittorent
> traffic hides it from them....

Which BitTornado, the client I use, does not support, AFAIK. Not sure
about Transmission.

I can get over the problem by setting up a VPN between home and work and
then down loading!

> http://www.azureuswiki.com/index.php/Bad_ISPs#United_Kingdom

Hmm, this says that Pipex throttles encrypted traffic too! I know they
do not for VPN traffic!

I'll just download stuff at work where we have loads of bandwidth.

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