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Yarmouth Port, MA
reply to TheSaint

Re: Comcast is using Sandvine to manage P2P Connections

Hi TheSaint,

Comcast seems to be cutting off bit torrent traffic on private trackers, or at least in this area.
Sorry, I can't figure out why that would be. The bits on the wire aren't any different.

I've noticed that when utorrent is running webpages also take MUCH, MUCH, longer to resolve.
That's a sign that you have your uTorrent upload speed limit set incorrectly. If you're on a 6/1 Mbps cable connection, I would set your upload speed limit to somewhere around 16 KB/s to 24 KB/s.

Don't be fooled with the 1 Mbps upload size that you think you have -- it's probably shared beyond all reasonableness. So that you don't interfere with your own and your neighbor's use of the net, I would treat it as about a third of that.

If you're going to be a heavy user of P2P, I would recommend DSL. Even though the peak speeds are slower, the prices are cheaper the amount of bandwidth that they can carry without interfering with the neighborhood is a lot higher.

Cable Internet has its strengths, P2P file-sharing is not one of them.
Robb Topolski -= funchords.com =- Hillsboro, Oregon
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