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gd16

join:2006-08-17
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Re: [Connectivity] Comcast throttling?

and bit torrent works just fine when i am downloading AND uploading. However, when I complete and am only seeding. The connections drop right off to zero.


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said by gd16:

and bit torrent works just fine when i am downloading AND uploading. However, when I complete and am only seeding. The connections drop right off to zero.
Variable nature of the tracker. In the last week I was downloading episodes of an anime show. On a couple of episodes I got very good D/L speeds, on the order of 224KBytes/sec (3008/512 DSL). On others I got lousy downloads. On some episodes there were only a handful of seeders, leechers, or both. At least one episode saw my upload drop to zero after I completed the file, but while I was still in seed mode. When I checked, there were no leechers at all in the torrent.

I once had a show that took five days to download! Very low activity, and I hit 98% complete when the number of seeders went dry.

When I was connected to that Comcast connection, I never saw max download on any anime torrents; I got the max download pulling a Knoppix LiveCD ISO image.

Indeed, after upgrading to AT&T Yahoo! HSI Pro (3008/512), I have yet to max my D/L. If it is "throttling", though, they aren't doing very well. Hard to think that there is throttling when I can get 224KBytes/sec on a good torrent. I suspect that there just aren't enough well populated seeds for the niche genre shows I am fetching.

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gd16

join:2006-08-17
Portland, OR
I see what you are saying in this post...obviously you think I have an extremely low intelligence level.

My peers drop to zero the second I complete. And while the tracker shows 50-60 leechers.... my client sees none. They appear for a brief second until comcast's software sends the disconnect.

I understand how trackers and bittorents work. I am telling you Comcast is doing this now. Perhaps not to you or your service error. But this is really happening to me.

gd16

join:2006-08-17
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I meant service area.


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said by gd16:

...obviously you think I have an extremely low intelligence level.
Can't be any lower than mine.

However, I still have to wonder. What is the point of killing the completed download? The worst impact of upload is saturating the bandwidth, and that is happening during the download, as well as after.

Unless, maybe it isn't bandwidth they are trying to limit, but upload volume? They are willing to let you download, but they don't want you going over a TerraByte of uploaded data? Something like that.

IOW, I can see them capping down/up performance; other cablecos do that routinely. I don't understand letting the torrent run unimpeded until it is complete, then killing it altogether.
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said by gd16:

and bit torrent works just fine when i am downloading AND uploading. However, when I complete and am only seeding. The connections drop right off to zero.
That's normal when super-seeding.
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