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  #1001293 8-Mar-2014 15:12
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Hamish, there's a few changes that can be made for torrenting to have less of an impact on the network. It can be limited to off-peak times, it can be banned outright, or clients can be configured to open less connections and significantly throttle data. In my case, the connection's upstream throughput was saturated by careless seeding. I've helped people configure their clients so that they open significantly less connections (<1% of what they used to, in some cases!) and so that outgoing data has global caps within the client (usually 1 KB/s max). I've also adjusted the clients to run on-demand instead of at system startup.

The downstream data rate is fine for servicing this many people, even if downloads do take a while. It's more than adequate for gaming or streaming at decent quality rates. The biggest issue is that upload is limited to ~700-800 Kbps, which simply isn't enough for this many people on the network, especially if anybody is streaming, seeding, or video chatting. I imagine that there will still be a considerable boost after the VDSL upgrade primarily because of the far more sufficient upload bandwidth.

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  #1001294 8-Mar-2014 15:14
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other thing i missed, is the public/private swarm nature can be a complete gamechanger too in torrenting hammering things.


but simply put, for adsl, torrenting is far too easy to kill upstream.




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  #1001611 9-Mar-2014 11:38
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hio77: other thing i missed, is the public/private swarm nature can be a complete gamechanger too in torrenting hammering things.


but simply put, for adsl, torrenting is far too easy to kill upstream.

Some routers let you set different types of traffic as low priority, but don't rate-limit them on the router because that sucks all the router's CPU power and slows down every single thing.




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  #1001617 9-Mar-2014 11:56
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hio77: other thing i missed, is the public/private swarm nature can be a complete gamechanger too in torrenting hammering things.


but simply put, for adsl, torrenting is far too easy to kill upstream.

Some routers let you set different types of traffic as low priority, but don't rate-limit them on the router because that sucks all the router's CPU power and slows down every single thing.


routers allow it, but qos is something i often dont trust to do the job for me. 

ild much rather someone learn to setup their client correctly rather than hur hur i can download movie with this. 






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