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Old 03-17-2005, 10:38 AM   #1
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Bittorent systems bog down internet


I'm on a college network, quite a fast one. Now that i've transitioned completely over to linux computers, i've been working on getting the tools i was once using in Windows migrated over properly. One of these is Bittorrent, usually used in the form of Azureus.

Well, i've been running into quite a few problems. Finall got Azureus installed, though I had to install a back version (2.1.0.4). But what i've been noticing is that after having some torrents run for a while, (Upload mostly, little download), it will "bog down" my internet. Most of the torrents will be cut down to less than 1kb upload(my overall is 50-55), and I will be unable to use any messenger or access any website. The only way to solve this is to reboot the computer, at which point it's fine until I try to run any torrents again.

I've also tried simply using the basic python btdownloadcurses.py, and it still has the same effect over time.

The only thing i've noticed is that sometimes the torrents seem to be exceeding my possible upload. I'm not surehow this oculd be possible, but could it possibly be overloading my connection in some way?

I am behind a router, but I've made sure to open 6969 and 6881-6889 for these purposes. I have also tried to get UPnP working, and as far as I can tell it is.

Anyone else had this problem or have any ideas? Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 01:06 PM   #2
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Limit the upstream rate. If it uses the entire upload speed, any other surfing will be extremely slow since acks/outbound are delayed excessively.

In older clients or the curses/headless/launchmany clients, use the --max_upload_rate command line parameter, which takes an upload rate in kilobytes/sec.

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Old 03-17-2005, 03:12 PM   #3
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I do set the upload limit to 40kbs, which is not top of my 55kbs i usually get
 
Old 03-17-2005, 03:21 PM   #4
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When I torrent, it never exceeds the max upload rate, and you say your does. Maybe make sure your client supports the option? are you sure the option is passed in and working or ignored due to spelling or inalid rate? Just throwing out guesses here, not saying you don't know what you are doing.

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Old 03-17-2005, 03:52 PM   #5
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Well, for the most part this test has been with Azureus, and I am confident in it's bandwidth limit being correct. It simply has been exceeding the bandwidth limit when I have tested it with the command line driven ones, but the fact that either way the problem persists makes me thinks that's it's a different issues.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 04:05 PM   #6
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One last idea, the limit is in kbytes, not kbits. The max upload rate would be 8 in the command line option to limit it to 40 Kb/sec.

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Old 03-17-2005, 04:11 PM   #7
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If you are on a college network, wouldn't the college gateway/router have to have the bittorrent ports forwarded to your personal router? Unless you are one of the network admins I don't see that happening. Or am I way off?
 
Old 03-17-2005, 05:18 PM   #8
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Well... it worked perfectly with WIndows, so I'm almost sure it's not a port problem.
 
  


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