[PLUG] Torrent question

म.हा.सा.ग.र o.s.h.o at guruvision.com
Thu Nov 19 12:30:53 IST 2009

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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