bittorrent speed way too low, what possible causes?

Jan Welker jan.welker at
Fri Jun 1 19:11:05 UTC 2007

If your upload rate is to high it has an influence on the download, too.

On 6/1/07, stan <stanl at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I used torrent to get the F7 live CD and DVD images.  And then let it
> run overnight to seed.  I've tested my system with the online speed
> sites and my upload is ~540 KB/sec.  My service from Cox says 512 -
> 2MB/sec.
> Yet bittorrent-curses maxed out at around 70 KB/sec.  I used the
> max_upload_rate = 0 to let it go at the maximum rate.
> I tried with the ports open and closed, no difference.
> Is there something else that would limit the upload speed from
> bittorrent?
> I don't mind running torrents overnight as seeds as nothing
> else is happening anyway.  But at these speeds it hardly seems
> worthwhile.
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