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From: "James H. Cloos Jr." <cloos@×××××××.com>
To: Gentoo-Dev <gentoo-dev@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] torrent support in portage
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 12:25:25
Message-Id: m31y04eynp.fsf@lugabout.jhcloos.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] torrent support in portage by Brian Friday
>>>>> "Brian" == Brian Friday <bfriday@××××××××.edu> writes:
Brian> The biggest problem associated with new bittorrent users (IMHO) Brian> is that they swamp their connection (unless they are on a T-1+) Brian> if a reasonable "--max_upload_rate" is not set. Yes, that is part of the problem when connected via straws. But a dialup is entirely swamped even with --max_upload_rate 1. Now, if it can be limited to just, say, 32 or 64 sockets, with a reasonably good guarantee that no more nodes will try to connect while that limit is reached, I'd suspect it would work well even on such low bandwidth connections. -JimC -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list