[CentOS] Helping CentOS automatically

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Sep 1 15:25:00 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 11:20 -0400, chrism at imntv.com wrote:
> sophana wrote:
> > I have some bandwidth left on my dedicated centos 4 server (100mbit/s)
> > I might contribute some of it if you can tell me what bittorrent program
> > I should use.
> > I need one that takes very low cpu, also have to make qos working.
> > Anyone has a script to lower bittorrent priority?
> >   
> Perhaps I'm missing something, but most bittorrent clients make it 
> rather easy to define/limit the speed of both the upstream and 
> downstream data rate.  So it will only consume as much bandwidth as you 
> allow it.  I'm not certain what you can do about controlling the number 
> of network connections or even if that would be considered any real 
> burden on modern hardware if you've got a sensible upstream bitrate set.

The burden on modern hardware are providers like my Road Runner
provider. They have clauses in their TOU that say no organization of any
kind, ... disconnect if use seems excessively outside that expected, ...
etc. Living in the boonies, where density is low, I get *great*
throughput. But I know if Bellsouth doesn't hurry up and get some (A)DSL
out here, providing some competition, Road Runner will probably throttle
me, figuring they can squeeze more $$ out of me.

They'll be wrong, but...

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