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Old January 12, 2009, 04:58 AM
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Default Strange Bittorent Behavior

I've searched high and low for a resolution to my problem, hoping someone here can shed some light.

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of my torrents are ridiculously slow, while others are standard speed. I can't figure out why.
The slow torrents all have over a thousand seeders and peers and are downloading at under 10kB/s... while my regular speed is somewhere around 500kB/s. Please share your thoughts.
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Old January 12, 2009, 06:49 AM
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Packet shaping is my guess.
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Old January 12, 2009, 07:12 AM
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If it was just packet shaping it'd be all of them. Most likely its the health of the torrents, I have the same issue. Some have hundreds of seeds and yet still it doesn't go fast because many might be firewalled or prevent you from connecting. But all my linux torrents are super fast. This is just the way it is. It should be somewhat fixed with uTP.
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Old January 12, 2009, 07:12 AM
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Linux torrents right? Well thats strange, unlike most public pirate trackers, Linux torrents tend to have a high seed to leacher ratio.

The issue with most public trackers is leachers like to cheat, if you get good speeds on some torrents and not on others it tends to have something to do with one of 4 factors.

1. Seeders/Leachers purposefully set the bandwidth allocated to uploading very low.
2. Seeder/Leacher ratio is horrible. Doesn't matter if there's 1000 seeders if theres 10000 people downloading, also keep in mind on top of often dismal seeder to leacher ratio, most people's upload speed's are a tenth of their download speed. Mine's 15Mbps down, 1Mbps up for example.
3. The "seeders" aren't actually seeding, they are behind a mis configured firewall or have set their upload speed to 0.1Kbps on purpose.
4. Traffic shaping, if your with a provider like Bell Sympatico, or Rogers this is a strong possibility. Only providers I know off the top of my head that don't shape their downstream traffic are Cogeco, and Teksavvy.

Your solutions are as follow;

1. STOP PIRATING.
2. Join a private tracker, hard to find, hard to get in, but they are great, as long as you follow their rules.
3. STOP PIRATING.
4. Change Internet providers to one that doesn't shape.
5. STOP PIRATING.

If your TRULY looking for Linux distro's, I know a lovely fast(always maxes my connection out) HTTP/FTP that I can provide links to.
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Old January 12, 2009, 10:23 AM
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1. STOP PIRATING.
2. Join a private tracker, hard to find, hard to get in, but they are great, as long as you follow their rules.
3. STOP PIRATING.
4. Change Internet providers to one that doesn't shape.
5. STOP PIRATING.
LOL @ Chilly we get the message already
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While he never said he was downloading illegal torrents its the way of the beast.

Download speeds are determined by the amount the rest of the group is uploading.
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STOP PIRATING.
You do know that there are PLENTY of legal torrents... right? :).
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While he never said he was downloading illegal torrents its the way of the beast.

Download speeds are determined by the amount the rest of the group is uploading.
I agree with this I download allot of torrents some are Linux distributions and allot are tv episodes ( so I can watch my TV shows without commercials) private torrent sites are usually allot better and because of the trackers also some torrent clients block certain IP address's that are listed as bad or anti torrent. these you will usually find on non private torrent sites. the most important thing is that you have your port forwarded for your torrent torrents that you are downloading
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Old January 12, 2009, 11:35 AM
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Private Trackers are the way to go!
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If your TRULY looking for Linux distro's, I know a lovely fast(always maxes my connection out) HTTP/FTP that I can provide links to.

I would actually be interested in this.
I want to test my server speeds.
Highest I've reached is 400MBit.
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