[ubuntu-uk] Upgrading to 8.04

Chris Rowson christopherrowson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 20:11:37 BST 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 6:28 PM, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk>

> Pete,
> Pete Stean wrote:
> > I've started to observe behaviour over the last couple of weeks that
> > definitely indicates that BT are throttling torrents at peak times, at
> > least in my part of London - from early morning right through to early
> > evening on weekdays, popular torrents will saturate my connection but
> > will start slowing down at around 6pm and won't pick up speed again
> > until the early hours. I've observed this behaviour several times over
> > the last few weeks, all on popular torrents with thousands of seeds
> > and leechers   :\   not good
> I know that my ISP, Pipex, throttles bittorrent to 20kb/s, which makes
> it useless! I've not tried playing around with non standard ports, which
> might help.

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....


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