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12-11-2005, 08:11 AM
I was wondering if someone could explain the tit-for-tat usage system of BitTorrent to me. I have read about downloads not running at optimal if you dont share enough, exactly what should be done to always keep 100% download speed (like let things upload until they hit 100%?). Also, is actually using like BitTorrent 4.2.1 the best program for transfer or is there something else and what are the best search engines for it? Thanks so much!
12-11-2005, 12:41 PM
I use Azureus works pretty good.
12-12-2005, 09:00 AM
With any bittorrent, the faster your upload is, the faster your download will be. At work, where I have a T1 (1.5MB both ways), I get MUCH MUCH faster downloads than I do at home, where I have cable broadband (4MB down, only 384k up).
12-12-2005, 12:12 PM
so does it matter what share ratio you have? Like should i always wait until i have hit 100% share on a file or until the upload:download ratio is 1:1? Or just more speed upload means more speed download and the ratio is meaningless? Please fill me in, i have tried to look it up and cant seem to figure it out!
12-12-2005, 12:24 PM
I use Azureus, and I have not noticed that download speed has anything at all to do with the ratios. The significat difference (for me, anyway) seems only to be the upload speed.
HOWEVER - having said that, it's also logical that the faster my upload, the faster my ratios would be met. But there's never a time that my downloads on broadband even come close to the T1 speeds, even though the broadband has a much higher capacity.
12-12-2005, 12:44 PM
why did you guys chose azarus over say bitcomet or bittorrent, or are they all basically similar?
12-12-2005, 12:47 PM
I use BitComet and it works pretty good.
12-12-2005, 01:57 PM
Azureus is pretty good... I had some trouble configuring it with ZA but later it worked out well...
12-12-2005, 02:50 PM
I used azureus, but switched over to bittornado. Even though azureus was more tweekable, bittornado gave me faster download speeds - plus...it's still pretty tweekable..
12-12-2005, 03:26 PM
the only thing i don't like with azureus is the fact it won't automatically stop the upload once it's hit 100% (if anyone's got a work around/plugin for that, please tell me). otherwise, i think azureus is the best.
12-12-2005, 04:22 PM
The only reason I use Azureus is because it was the highest rated client at the time I installed it - never even tried any others. There could be better ones.
12-12-2005, 04:58 PM
thanks for all the help guys!
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