[BitTorrent] BT repeater?

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Mon Dec 13 02:52:00 EST 2004


>> > A slave repeater directly increases your normal BT clients download 
>> > rate
>> > by about 50% per repeater.  If you run one, and it gets other slave
>> > friends, they could help you download anything at any time at your max
>> > download speed, not your upload speed.  There's really no down-side.
>>
>> The downside is that it costs more bandwidth.
>
> A slave repeater could stop helping other slaves when it's helped them
> download some predetermined amount of data.  After that, it just helps
> out enough to know that it should be able to get that much back at some
> time in the future.  So, the total upload/download ratio remains around
> 1:1.  You only pay for about as much upload bandwidth as you download.
> But, you get the download bandwidth when you need it, not limited by
> your upload bandwidth.

If from the outside, your ratio is 1:1, then each slave uploaded on average 
the same as it downloaden to the 'world'.
But that means the data is not yet at the master.
So transfering that data to the master is the extra bandwidth (cost). 



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