BitTorrent secrets

Ari Torhamo ari.torhamo at
Fri Sep 29 02:40:21 UTC 2006

to, 2006-09-28 kello 23:13 +0100, Tony Arnold kirjoitti:
> I'm using Dapper and am trying to get the hang of BitTorrent. I've tried
> a number of clients and yet my download speed seems to stay around 15
> kilobytes per second, yet my line speed is more like 200 kilobytes per
> second (a 2 meg ADSL line).
> I've set the port forwarding on my NAT router and opened appropriate
> holes in Firestarter. I can see uploads going and incoming connections
> on the BT ports (6881-6999). BitTornado reports is connecting to 20
> peers for one file!
> What clients do others use? I've tried the gnome-btdownload that comes
> with Dapper, terminal based btdownload and I've installed BtTornado, but
> they all seem to behave the same.
> I feel I'm missing some essential part of this jigsaw! Any clues anyone?


I used to use Azureus (in Dapper), but it slowed down my system (1 GHz
processor) pretty badly and I couldn't comfortabely use my computer for
anything else while downloading. I use Bittornado now (in Edgy), and
have had no problems with it. 

I connect through a router, but haven't configured it in any way because
I currently have only one PC on it. I also have no firewall. Everything
has always worked out of the box and download speeds have been good.



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