[CentOS] Don't forget to use torrents for your downloads!
Michael A. Peters
mpeters at mac.com
Fri Apr 3 07:55:36 UTC 2009
Sorin Srbu wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
>> Of John R Pierce
>> Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 6:38 PM
>> To: CentOS mailing list
>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Don't forget to use torrents for your downloads!
>>> here is a bit more trivia for those interested: the 4 main 'seeds' that
>>> came up were each running with 100mbps open uplinks. Atleast one person
>>> in the early stages was running at 200 odd mbps.
>> geez, makes me wonder if I should even bother to leave mine running with
>> a 50kbyte/sec uplink ca (thats about 500kbps)... if I raise the cap
>> much higher, it seriously throttles my home network (6Mbps in, 700k
>> out)... I know, I know, I should implement some form of QoS or packet
>> prioritization at my firewall.
> Every little stream helps when using bittorrent, even at 50kbps upstream, so
> keep seeding! ;-)
> I think my ISP at home has done something with regard to p2p. I can't seed
> at home anymore for some reason... 8-/
Mine limits me to 40k up - leave it running long enough though, and it
is easy to give back several times what you took.
As far as home networks, I found that when I was running NAT on Linux
(RH8 through FC2 days) - bt really screwed up my home network. However,
when using hardware routers, even the cheap consumer kind (Linksys) the
home network is fine. I think bt is very hard on software routing.
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