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Researchers develop rules to improve BitTorrent download speeds

By Emil
Jul 7, 2011
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  1. Researchers at Delft University of Technology are proposing a new set of rules that significantly improve BitTorrent download speeds. The Tribler project has put together a new Superior Seeding Standard,…

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  2. spell-check:
    "If the official BitTorrent client and µTorrent wer to implement the Superior Seeding Standard, the BitTorrent world would immediately start to benefit."

    "were" word is incorrectly spelled as "wer"...

    on topic, nice feature of tribler = independent of internet connection limitation...

    bad feature = 33.7mb installer size?

    come on, utorrent 3.0 is only ~600kb...
     
  3. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    IMO the title should be: Don't read me, I'm stating something silly.
    ..because you can't download faster than your isp allows you too. This tribler client will actually discriminate bad seeders(hit&runners, etc) and provide them with slow peers and will reward good seeders with the maximum possible. Why in the world would anyone want to download slower. I'd choose uT/vuze anyday. This tribler will never fly, not with anyone with at least a working neuron it won't.
     
  4. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    @ sMILEY4ever
    you're missing the point. this means that when bandwidth is limited, seeders will get maximum speed while leechers will get slower speeds.
    with the current setup, both seeders and leechers get an average speed. this new system is far superior to the current one.
     
  5. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Damn, guess i cant be greedy and leech :(
     
  6. @ Mindwraith
    i believe you always get maximum speed on well-seeded torrents, but if the torrents have low seeds a good seeder gets priority over others because he is more likely to re-seed the torrent.
     


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