Guest Posted April 25, 2007 Report Share Posted April 25, 2007 Hi,I was just thinking that it would be helpful if µTorrent would allow the user to set a range for the upload limit instead of setting a single value.One way that ISPs detect traffic is to notice when a user is uploading a constant stream. This is fairly reliable because unlike the download rate which fluctuates a lot, the upload rate is usually maxed out by the cap (whether hardware or software) since it's almost always much lower than the download limit. Thus, it's very easy to notice this behavior (just look at a bandwidth graph!)For example, if a user is uploading at a near constant 20kB/s when they've got a max of 40kB/s, it's obvious that they've got some kind of upload going, but it's capped. There aren't too many legitimate reasons for that (well there are, but P2P is vastly more likely). Then BAM! They throttle you (bandwidth wise for now, physically later).If however, the app allowed you to set a range, say 15-30kB/s, then the app would alter the limit on a regular basis (preferably that can be tweak-able by the user as well), so that the upload rate fluctuates more like the download rate does. This way, it won't be so obvious that something's going on, and they'll have to use their other tricks to detect P2P activity (then maybe they'll stop throttling legitimate uses that exhibit this behavior as well.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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