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From: Brian Friday <bfriday@...>
Subject: Re: torrent support in portage
Date: 15 Apr 2003 01:15:52 -0700
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<PRE><!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature" value="1"><!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature_name" value="name:LaSierraUniversity"><!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="orig" value="0">Just a additional thought/warning with regard to bittorrent.
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The biggest problem associated with new bittorrent users (IMHO) is 
that they swamp their connection (unless they are on a T-1+) if 
<!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature" value="0">a reasonable &quot;--max_upload_rate&quot; is not set. This leads to the 
<!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature" value="0">endless cycle of frustrated users who hollar and frustrated
<!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature" value="0">helpers who prematurely go bald.
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<!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature" value="0">Perhaps a good way of minimizing this problem would be to add an 
<!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature" value="0">additional variable in make.conf called &quot;TORRENT_MAX_UPLOAD=&quot; 
<!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature" value="0">which would accept a number and have a simple blurb that explains 
<!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature" value="0">why setting this to zero(unlimited) might be a bad thing.
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<!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature" value="0">Not sure about anyone else but in my own testing, the sweet spot
<!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature" value="0">for me on my 384 down / 128 up DSL connection is about 7K as a max
<!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature" value="0">upload rate. At that speed, I can still interact with the outside
<!--+GtkHTML:<DATA class="ClueFlow" key="signature" value="0">world with little to no speed loss and still serve as much as possible.
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