Re: Why are the torrents so slow?

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On 25 May 2010 14:45, Bill Davidsen <[email protected]> wrote:
> Suvayu Ali wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> Why are the torrents so slow? I usually get download speeds of up to 600
>> Kbps. (both torrent or direct download) But with the 64 bit XFCE torrent
>> I'm getting downloads @ ~20Kbps. At times the upload spikes to 90Kbps,
>> but I don't mind that as long as it downloads faster.
>>
>> I can't wait to get my hands on the release and I want to share, hence I
>> went with torrents over direct download. :(
>>
> I have often wondered why there is so little traffic when I'm seeding, so the
> answer may be "something isn't right." Possibly the client setup. I usually set
> for 200kB seed, and usually only see 20kB average, maybe 100kB in a few 10 sec
> slices.
>
> Maybe someone can provide a hint as to what needs to be tuned.
>

I am not sure it is some tuning problem on the client side. Because
all my other torrents work wonderfully. For example about a month back
I downloaded the Mint iso to try it out, and it finished at my usual
speed of about 500 - 600 Kbps (despite very few seeders). Where as for
the Fedora torrents, it has never been fast, and especially slow
today.

ID     Done       Have  ETA           Up    Down  Ratio  Status       Name
40    81%   570.5 MB  1 hrs        0.0    19.0   0.42  Downloading
Fedora-13-x86_64-Live-XFCE

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