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To: "James H. Cloos Jr." <cloos@...>
From: Ragnar Hojland Espinosa <ragnar@...>
Subject: Re: torrent support in portage
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 10:09:36 +0200
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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Ragnar Hojland - Project Manager
Linalco "Especialistas Linux y en Software Libre"
http://www.linalco.com Tel: +34-91-5970074 Fax: +34-91-5970083

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