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Old 10-02-2005, 09:16 PM   #1
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bittorrent client problems


i've been using bittorrent (official client) for some time now (on linux). recently, i used bitcomet on M$ window$. apart from bitcomet being an excellent client, i felt download speed was much more in bitcomet (on windows). moreover it showed 36% in BC and 28% on BT. is that due to incompatibility between bittorrent and bitcomet? or is it simply that bittorrent is slow.
another question is ... in a command line BT client i felt we cannot have more than one DL at a time. it that true? pls suggest some thing tht supports multiple downloads (if exists).. (arn't there any curses based clients around? i am a fan of curses based apps, i feel they give as much functionality as any other gui env gives, and at a much lesser expense). any other gui suggestions (apart from azureus,.... its so heavy on my memory, my comp goes dead slow.). i cannot seed more when i am having that 3 torrents limit.
thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-04-2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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my belief is only getting stronger. the torrent which gave me 0KB/s on linux (official client) for 2Hrs gave 10KB/s instantly when i booted on windows and used BitComet. i assume that a BT client running on linux can only recognize a BT client running on Linux and not windows..... is it? if yes ....then its sad for an open source software to behave that way.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 07:05 AM   #3
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could this because of the firewall. iptables -L on my system shows..

Code:
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination
RH-Firewall-1-INPUT  all  --  anywhere             anywhere

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination
RH-Firewall-1-INPUT  all  --  anywhere             anywhere

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

Chain RH-Firewall-1-INPUT (2 references)
target     prot opt source               destination
ACCEPT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere
ACCEPT     icmp --  anywhere             anywhere            icmp any
ACCEPT     ipv6-crypt--  anywhere             anywhere
ACCEPT     ipv6-auth--  anywhere             anywhere
ACCEPT     udp  --  anywhere             224.0.0.251         udp dpt:5353
ACCEPT     udp  --  anywhere             anywhere            udp dpt:ipp
ACCEPT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere            state RELATED,ESTABLISHED
ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            state NEW tcp dpt:ssh
ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            state NEW tcp dpt:http
ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            state NEW tcp dpt:ftp
ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            state NEW tcp dpt:smtp
REJECT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere            reject-with icmp-host-prohibited
thi is the default firewall config that comes with RHEL.
i have not made any settings with firewall, i use port 6990 for BT.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 04:28 AM   #4
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Latest version of BitTorrent (4.1.6) has multiple download ability and also has a curses based display.
However, there indeed is difference between Bitcoment and BitTorrent.

Could it be due to the UPnP port mapping?

cheers,
shivali

Last edited by shivali21; 10-24-2005 at 04:29 AM.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 11:36 AM   #5
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I've noticed something similar on my home machine. I can d/l with Azureus under Gentoo, but the speeds are atrocious (like 1.9Kpbs). This only started occuring in the last couple of months.

I found out it's because Rogers High Speed is doing "traffic shaping" and throttling bandwidth for bittorrent connections. BitComet gets around this, because it can do protocol header encryption. Unfortunately, since this is not part of the standard Bittorrent protocol, you can only connect to other BitComet clients, but they seem to be the most prevalent ones anyways...

I will be switching to BitComet 0.6 under Wine if I can get it to work.
 
  


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