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Topic # 80766 4-Apr-2011 07:21
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Just wondering what kind of performance most people get during offpeak for torrents? and how often you manage to connect to the slingshot cache servers?

I had heard that finding torrents that had the caching service enabled was quite hard. When I first signed up, yes torrents were extremely slow at offpeak and finding a torrent with the cache was quite hard. Yet my experiences over the past few nights seemed to have changed my viewpoint. Last night i managed to download 21gb during offpeak due to the fact, all the torrents i was downloading all had the cache. Even a 6.5gb 720p rip had the cache.

Has slingshot upgraded there cache or was i not downloading the right torrents before?  

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  Reply # 455085 4-Apr-2011 12:44
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Slingshot has been upgrading it's cache.

I have got line speed when dling from the Slingshot cache.

I find Vuze with the Ono plugin is better at finding the cache than uTorrent.

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  Reply # 455090 4-Apr-2011 13:08
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Anbo:  Even a 6.5gb 720p rip had the cache.


I'm assuming the 6.5gb 720p rip is a movie? Why would Slingshot cache this sort of content?

Its like going to an illegal pawn shop and buying a 2011 50 inch Samsung LED TV for $200, but its alright cause the 'shop' is just the man in the middle... ???

 

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  Reply # 455103 4-Apr-2011 13:27
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Slingshot doesn't host 100% of the torrent. It's only 98-99%
This content may have fair user rights associated with it.
ISP's also have safe harbor provisions.

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  Reply # 455194 4-Apr-2011 17:43
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jjnz1:
Anbo:  Even a 6.5gb 720p rip had the cache.


I'm assuming the 6.5gb 720p rip is a movie? Why would Slingshot cache this sort of content?

Its like going to an illegal pawn shop and buying a 2011 50 inch Samsung LED TV for $200, but its alright cause the 'shop' is just the man in the middle... ???

 


To reduce demand on expensive international transit and improve performance for people downloading the same content.

Slingshot provide an internet service, many people believe (including me) it's not the ISP's job to act as the internet police or as a censor.




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  Reply # 455772 6-Apr-2011 07:56
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I wish the motor racing I download was on the cache. With F1 going HD each race is around 14GB. Its not really possible as it takes 2-3 days

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  Reply # 456138 6-Apr-2011 22:09
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My flatmates tell me that anything in the 'top 100' of a certain pirate themed torrent website can be considered to be cached.

Its all about how many slingshot users are downloading the torrent at the same time. Think of it more as a multicast than a cache.

I tell everyone to use Vuse and the Ono plugin.




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  Reply # 456148 6-Apr-2011 22:26
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hellonearthisman: Slingshot doesn't host 100% of the torrent. It's only 98-99%
This content may have fair user rights associated with it.
ISP's also have safe harbor provisions.


As far as I know NZ Law excludes Internet Provider caches from copyright infringement so 100% caching  or 98% . makes no difference..

 

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