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Is there any concept of reciprocity in the torrent spec?


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I am looking at a running torrent (uTorrent 1.8.5) which has three seeds and eight peers. I started this torrent last night at about 10pm, so it has been active 11 hours. I now have 18% of the file.

In terms of percent completed only one of the peers has less of the torrent than I do. The other seven peers all have more, between 37% and 86%. All of those seven have received from me at least twice what they have sent me.

One peer (running uTorrent 1.8.1) has 77% of the file. What is unusual is that he has received from me more than 10 times as much as I have received from him. In fact I calculate he has received 75% of what I have, whereas I have received less than 1% of what he has.

At this moment the overall upload rate of the torrent is consistently between 5 and 10 times the download rate.

Every time the seeds give me a burst of data these other peers gome and garb it, but give me very little in return.

Is this normal? I would expect some kind of balance to be achieved over time.

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