Torrent Speed Question

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by science, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. science
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    Why is it that private sites give such better speeds? I have 26 seeds (connected to 7) from Demonoid, and it is downloading at ~20kB/s, when if I had the same amount of seeders from TorrentLeech, I would get ~350kB/s? What causes the difference?
     
  2. myuusmeow

    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    It's not the sites that determine the upload speeds, it's the uploader/their connection. You could be connected 1 seeder uploading at 300KB/s and another uploading at 5KB/s, for example. It also might just be people with faster upload speeds join the private sites.

    (isn't Demonoid a private tracker too?)
     
  3. science
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    Yeah, but that being said, I could have 100 seeders at Demonoid, and that will never go past 100kB/s. I can max out my connection with only a few seeders from my private sites

    Demonoid is semi-private
     
  4. Mewgia

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    Because of Up/down ratio restrictions on private sites, people are generally more careful to try and get as best an upload as they can, for as long as they can. This results in the higher speeds, and thus is the purpose of having the site private.
     
  5. science
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    Oh, so people are limiting their upload speeds... its so obvious now! Thanks
     
  6. fischju

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    On many sites, like blackcats, the top uploaders have very high speed seedboxes (servers they rent just to seed) and add many torrents to them.
     
  7. Mewgia

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    Yeah. Any torrents I grab from public sites I limit to 20kpbs up, but all of my private stuff can take the full 55kbps up ( D: ) if they need it. A lot of people do stuff like that, I think.

    [edit] I also stop any public torrents once the ratio reaches 1-3, depending on how many seeds it has and how much I like the torrent. Otherwise all I would have is a bunch of public torrents taking up all of my up bandwidth, a little bit at a time...
     
  8. Gore

    Gore GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I always have my settings to give unlimited speed to anyone on all my torrents
    also as many people as possible
    i'mma go limit it since i only use public and everyone else limits it so why should i give them priviledge
     
  9. Diablo1123

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    I pretty much leave upload/download on unlimited.
    My reasoning is that if I upload it for someone else, then a seeder won't have to do it can might upload it for me. [​IMG]

    Also I have slow internet. 30 to 40 kb/s [​IMG]
     
  10. Mewgia

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    I doubt that many people do it like me, most people on public sites aren't on private sites and therefor don't bother limiting anything.

    I didn't until my BC ratio got too low for me...
     
  11. Defiance

    Defiance oh my god.. it's full of trading cards...

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    For Blackcats, is it true that they're going to ban you if you have at least one torrent that's count as a Hit & Run? Because I have two torrents I downloaded from there, and no one ever seems to download them... The seed points don't seem to be counted in, I've seeded well over 3 days.
     
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    Private sites are nice, as you generally get fast uploading. I couldn't give a damn about public torrents. If I need to move the file, I don't want to have to have it twice on my PC, takes up too much room.
    So yeah, I always care on private trackers, as it's just a better governed system. I treat public sites pretty much just like a download server. That's just how I roll lol [​IMG].
     
  13. Mewgia

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    They won't ban you as long as you're active.

    But the seedpoints should kick in - you just have to have seeded for 72 hours in total. That doesn't mean that if you downloaded the torrent 3 days ago and seeded on and off since then you will get it, it means that you have to be connected to the network with that torrent uploading for 72 hours.
    Check your SP overview in your profile for a rundown of what you still need to do to get seedpoints. but that should be all.
     
  14. Defiance

    Defiance oh my god.. it's full of trading cards...

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    Yeah, I know... It says seeds points are enabled, but nothing happens to my ratio. [​IMG]
     
  15. Mewgia

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    Did you check the SP overview? It gives a complete breakdown of what you still need to do, it doesn't just say that they are enabled. Seed/leech ratio, size, completion ratio, time you've been seeding, ect are all in there. "View SP overview" is right under where it shows your IP in your profile.