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Are you rewarded by µtorrent for unlimited uploading speed?


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uTorrent is a bittorrent application. Bittorrent applications like upload (download) so the more you give the more you get, to a point.

UNLIMITED upload however is a bad idea. It not only allows continual overruns on your line, it doesn't give an accurate representation for sustained upload. http://utorrent.com/setup_guide.php

Use Ctrl-G or the closest upload speed you get there, and check i you can actually upload at that amount consistently. Most often you can't if the ISP interferes.

You could alternatively use low-resource settings on impacted ISPs where they shape or on low-grade consumer hardware or over wireless or quota'ed plans. http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=34259

The general rule o thumb/tipping point is 3-5 KiBps per peer is the minimum to get "preferential" treatment as far as their upload is concerned. SO, TOTAL_UPLOAD/(TOTAL_TORRENTS*UPLOAD_SLOTS)>3 and <5 is what you want.

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The short answer is that there is a reward for uploading, but it's transient. Uploading to one peer only helps with that same peer. It's not a "global" credit system.

An unlimited upload speed will often make things worse. You will generally just overload your connection, and you can actually REDUCE throughput when doing so.

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