Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Ragnar Hojland Espinosa <ragnar@×××××××.com>
To: "James H. Cloos Jr." <cloos@×××××××.com>
Cc: Caleb Shay <caleb@××××××××.com>, Gentoo-Dev <gentoo-dev@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] torrent support in portage
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 08:17:00
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] torrent support in portage by "James H. Cloos Jr."
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) -- Ragnar Hojland - Project Manager Linalco "Especialistas Linux y en Software Libre" Tel: +34-91-5970074 Fax: +34-91-5970083 -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list