(OT) Bit Torrent usage ...

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at nasa.gov
Wed Jul 27 21:15:26 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 16:02 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> > It can give better effective bandwidth for you on the download by
> > getting data from a number of peers rather than from a single server
> > with limited IO capacity and bandwidth.  It is also good form to
> leave
> > your client open after the download finishes to "give back" to the
> > community by sharing your bandwidth.
> Umm, lessee if I understand correctly. (The figures below are the
> actual rates wget obtained for me when I downloaded the FC4 CD
> ISOs.)

Seems it would depend on the number of peers operating, their aggregate
BW vs that available from a single dedicated server, your ISP's
limitations, the particular routing you are getting, load on the
server, .......

The operative word is "can" - YMMV.


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