Bittorent ?!

andrew fries afries at
Fri Mar 4 05:16:50 UTC 2005

On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 05:57:19 +0100
Vincent Trouilliez <vincent.trouilliez at> wrote:
I had a quick look at the man page, then, stopped the download and
> restarted it this way:
> "btdownloadcurses --max_uploads 1 --max_upload_rate 1  <file to get> "
> It instantly cured all the problems ! The speed steadily rose and after
> one minute or so, eventually reached near full speed (110KB/s out of
> 125), remained constant, and surfing the web was very fast !
> Thank you thank you thank you !! :o)))

I'm glad to hear it worked. But now you can experiment with these parameters to share a bit more with others, because at the moment you are only allowing one person to get something at a rate of 1KB/sec, which is pretty miserly. You can do better and still be happy - I use settings of 3 and 8 respectively, and my connection is lesser than yours, only 512/128... Also, bored2k had a good point earlier in this thread - be sure to open port 6881 (from memory) to allow BT traffic. Download will work without it, I think, but not uploading.

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