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Old 12-07-2004, 11:10 AM   #1
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Question Mandrake 10.1 OE : Bittorrent download speed issues?


I can't download dvd iso at good speed using bitorrent Even downloading the cd set is too slow at 1.5 to 3 KBps, though bittorrent client is uploading at 10 to 12 KBps!

Though downloading via ftp is fairly good at 15 to 17 KBps, strange. I thought bittorrent would get me better speed?

Anyone else having similar problems?


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Old 12-07-2004, 02:51 PM   #2
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no - curently downloading at 107 kbps using torrent and azureus. i know it doesn't help, i'm just gloating about my new broadband connection!
 
Old 12-07-2004, 05:11 PM   #3
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This issue about Torrents ALWAYS comes up and I'm sick and tired of hearing it. *vent*

Look, the torrents will SPEED UP if you leave it on. Give it 24 hours and you will see. also try opening up ports and that will giveyou a boost. And which BitTorrent client are you using??
 
Old 12-07-2004, 08:11 PM   #4
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which BitTorrent client are you using?
I am using Azureus. Even updated to the latest Azureus client yesterday, does not help.

With Azureus, I usually get fairly decent download speed of 12 to 16 KBPs on my 128Kbps connection, and upload at 8 to 12 KBps. Though this time, for Mandrake 10.1 OE download the download speed is not worth using bittorrent.

As for ports, all Azureus settings are at default, and I am not blocking Azureus from using any ports.

I am not sure if Azureus is really that good a bittorrent client, as this has happened couple of times in past. and to top it all once in a while, after the download completes, I find the md5 of the iso file does not match! and I have to re-download the iso file. I thought Azureus ( or any bittorrent client?) would be designed to handle download errors, and refetch the bad segments again? So how do I end up with a iso file with wrong md5?

I had moved to bittorrent as I liked the concept but with speed and damanged iso files problems, even if they are rare, I think I will move back to downloading via ftp for a while.

I cant figure out why major distros like Mandrake or Fedora or Knoppix don't support the jigdo download format. Debian does support it. visit : atterer.net/jigdo [ I am a newbie with less then 5 post here so I am not allowed to include urls in my post ) ] For Linux users who download every release of a distro, IMHO, jigdo seems to be the best approach. It does not seems to be in widespread use? Maybe people are not aware about it or I am missing out on its disadvantages?

Perhaps someday some one will combine jigdo and bittorrent concepts for downloading Linxux distros!

Cheers,
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:27 PM   #5
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Prem - I can completely endorse your comments re bittorrent on Mandrva. Here I can get about 3KB/s wheras in WinXP I am getting my full bandwidth using microtorrent client. As you say, the upload speed is greater than the down ( a bit odd for ADLSL! )

Micro420 : Yes I have left this system on for 24 hours and the torrent(s) still have not gotten any faster. Do you have any other suggestions or tweaks which could speed it up?

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