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Max number of seeding torrents


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Is it possible to set a maximum number of torrents that should be seeded at once (or, up to the bandwidth cap, whichever is more)? If a lot of torrents start seeding at once, the bandwidth can be spread too thin and you can get a bunch of torrents that are transferring at 1 KB or less. Is it possible to limit the number of active seeds to prevent this from happening? Feels like there's a lot more connections/overhead involved with spreading the bandwidth too thin.

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I mean /actively/ seeding torrents. Max # of active torrents is just torrents marked with "downloading" or "seeding", I believe... not whether or not the torrents are /actually active/.

For instance, I have many torrents that i want to seed, but are never very active (actual upload occuring). If I limit the number of active torrents, some of these torrents will become queued seed... which means if a leecher ever comes by on one of those, then the torrent won't seed until a /seeding/ torrent meets the ratio requirements and gets stopped. Then one of the queued seeds becomes seeding. That is the problem, since a lot of these seeding torrents won't meet the requirements anytime soon.

Which is why I set max # of active torrents to a high number. Then, all the torrents have the ability to seed immediately when a leecher connects. The problem is when a high number of leechers connect, the bandwidth gets too far spread out over all of the seeding torrents.

In this scenario, i'd much prefer uploading larger amounts of data in a first come first serve basis, instead of the current "distribute to all" which cuts up the bandwidth to ridiculously small portions.

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No, it means active. Not started. The default threshold is 1kbyte/s in either direction for it to be considered active. Inactive torrents will be ignored and more torrents will get started until there's enough active torrents.

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