Ramalama1 Posted May 4, 2008 Report Share Posted May 4, 2008 First, exalt for the Speed Guide - I am one of those who falls in the "red" area on your table - after several tests over a few days both at night and during the day and while one two or three of our network computers was running, I got an average that I think is as accurate as I can get. D/L speed average is 1.2mb/s and U/L is 315 kbps. I just came across a post of yours from a while ago and I am trying to digest the info. Here is what you wrote:While downloading, it's best to have slightly more upload slots...that way even though you're only giving out maybe 3-5 KB/sec per person, you'll still be "beating the pack" on average and tit-for-tat logic of the BitTorrent Protocol should result in you getting rewarded in far higher download speeds in return than someone who is uploading at only 0.1-0.5 KB/sec per person.While uploading, you want to get out complete pieces as quick as possible to as many people as possible. But this goal is completely contradictory, short of increasing upload speed! With pieces on many torrents being 1 MB and as much on 4 MB on monster torrents, that can take over 20 minutes at 3 KB/sec per person just to send a single completed piece to anyone. In that time, despite uploading to possibly alot of people at once, you've not created a single additional source for pieces. By reducing the upload slots, people can get completed pieces faster...and then hopefully you as a seeder will switch to other peers to upload the next pieces to.While it is possible that your upload is being "wasted" by uploading to a leecher using BitThief (or the like), someone whose upload speed is stupidly low, or a hit-and-runner that is almost finished with the torrent and about to leave...that can't and probably shouldn't be avoided. Getting leeches off torrents, whether sooner or later, is a good thing...as just having them there eats up a little of everyone's bandwidth that they connect to.There's also a checkbox to use additional upload slots if upload speed <90%. That's insurance against the 1 slow sucker who's downloading so slowly from you that you're wasting huge sums of upload bandwidth. I use it some, but found it is only a partial fix. Since it only starts using additional upload slots if upload speed is <90% max, there is a delay between low upload speeds and adding more upload slots to take up the slack. Worse, if conditions ever occur to reduce how fast you can upload...and you left your upload speed max in µTorrent set higher than that...then µTorrent could open up more and more upload slots (thinking there's unused upload bandwidth/speed to give out) and upload speed per person would quickly drop to a point not worth calculating!However...While downloading, you don't want to upload more than about 10 KB/sec on average to each person because most cannot upload that fast back in return. Of course if you have 100+ KB/sec upload speed and don't mind sometimes getting less download speed back in return, then sending more per person isn't a bad thing.Right now I am uploading only. My 'speed limit' is based on one of the built in settings, and it is  and I have right now 40 torrents that I would really like to be done with - there always seems to be one hog getting half of that. Since all 40 torrents are in the active list, and they all nicely take turns - peers drop off, and another queued job starts up when someone wants it. I tossed in another slot (6) and they are rarely all being used but when they are the speeds range from 4 - 8K. Is this okay in light of what you wrote about getting these torrents seeded? They are not what I would call particularly large - in the vicinity of 50mb. I think I may have been doing something wrong but when I am downloading an enormously popular torrent with in excess of 50 seeds, I use the feature to reduce my uploads. Is this okay? Based on your post, I should probably stop doing this and also reduce my number of slots to 3. initially, I thought this was okay since I see such great upload rates, often two or three of them >10 and never any <3.Can you respond? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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