BitTorrent secrets

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Fri Sep 29 09:01:04 UTC 2006

On 29/09/06, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at> wrote:

> Yes, it turns out my ISP (Pipex) throttles BT traffic to a measly
> 20kB/s. Apparently they've been doing this since March 2006. Pointless
> as I all I'm doing now is downloading using HTTP and getting full
> bandwidth!

You may (depending on how sophisticated your ISP's traffic management
is) be able to circumvent this restriction by not using the default
ports and/or switching encryption on.

> I'll look into encryption, but reading about it, there seems to be
> compatibility issues between clients, so I'm not sure it's quite ready
> yet.

If you configure it, Azureus will attempt to start an encypted
session, and if that's not possible, it will fall back to unencrypted.

Despair - It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black...

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