[PLUG] Torrent question

Owais Lone loneowais at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 23:53:35 PST 2009


2009/11/19 म.हा.सा.ग.र <o.s.h.o at guruvision.com>

> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:45 PM, G Karunakar <indlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:11 PM, Mayuresh <mayuresh at acm.org> wrote:
> >> Just started donwloading Fedora 12 torrent.
> >>
> >> Always wonder when I download a new distro why the peers list that the
> torrent
> >> client shows so few peers from India. (I use ktorrent which shows the
> country
> >> of a connected peer. May be other clients too show this.)
> >>
> >> US tops the list of peers' countires followed by China, Russia when I
> observed
> >> just now.
> >>
> >> Is it that, not too many in India download or it has anything to do with
> the
> >> bandwidths in India i.e. the torrent clients might be choosing peers
> with
> >> better speeds etc.
> >>
> >
> >
> > Or the other way that we tend to limit/kill uploads when downloading
> > from torrents! Or so to say there are more leechers than seeders!
> > Sure many still have bandwidth limitations, but still could let it
> > share while their own download goes.
> >
> > Karunakar
> >
>
> i donot know the full technical details of how torrents downloads
> work, but when i used it once i decided to have only few uploading
> connections while i was downloading from many sources... i do not know
> if  and what should be called leachers or seeders...
>
> The words ( leachers and seeders ) appear to be too strong (and are
> too closely associated with certain explanations)  sometimes to invoke
> certain kind of user response... although there is very little that
> can be done to change the user response...
>
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*Reasons:*

1: Not too many use Linux

2: Not too many who use Linux download Linux (get it from magazines/friends)

3: Not too many Linux users have unlimited broadband

4: Not too many Linux users having unlimited broadband seed torrents after
downloading.

*What you can do about it:*

1: Nothing

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