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provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.c.f. bug 424647
On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 08:42:34PM -0400, James H. Cloos Jr. wrote:
> Note that bittorrent does not work very well for dialup users. The
> overhead ends up being twice as large or more than the payload. It
> also ends up blocking most other traffic.
> It generally helps for those with more bandwidth, of course, but
> something that does not open a couple of hundred sockets works
> better over straws.
A couple of hundred sockets may be too much for reliable download even for
some broadband users. For example, here Telefonica installs a Zyxel 643
ADSL router, and its NAT table has a limit of 256 simultaneous entries with
a default 180 seconds timeout (yah, it sucks)
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