[ubuntu-uk] Click downloaded Ubuntu

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Mon May 4 12:10:08 BST 2009


Harry Rickards wrote:
> Yeah, for some reason I always get faster speeds using BitTorrent. I was
> downloading something via BT the other day that took about 25 seconds to
> download a 200MB file, yet I only get 10 MB/s download when downloading
> from Cachefly's 'distributed server network' or whatever they call it
> now. Surely everyone should just use BitTorrent, not pay expensive fees
> for Content Delivery Network's.
>   
One problem I find with Bit Torrent and my ISPs (I have both a Virgin 20 
Meg connection and BT Broadband Option 3) is that they seem to throttle 
Bit Torrent traffic, at least BT certainly do in the day, Virgin not so 
much (sometimes I get fairly good speeds).

What gets me is that these ISPs seem to think that Bit Torrent is only 
used for piracy and seem to disregard that it can also be used for 
legitimate purposes.  Luckily with Vuze I can have it running on two PCs 
running on both different connections (each PC uses a different gateway) 
and they can also share stuff over the network so it gives me a little 
bit of a speed up as both connections are downloading different data and 
sharing it (plus it means I can upload a bit quicker too).  Not an ideal 
situation as it requires twice the disc space but it seems to work.

Rob



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