[BitTorrent] Re: Bittorrent choking itself?

Aaron Ingebrigtsen krepta3000 at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 17 11:48:46 EST 2004

I take acception to the idea that Cable internet connections are 
slow.  Mine has been WAY faster than any other connection I've ever 
used, that includes the LAN at school.  And THAT LAN was on a 1GIG 
WANlink between individual sites.  I am pretty sure their network 
setup was screwed, though, thanks to an incompetent CEO.  Basicaly 
the location where I went to school was the backbone link to the 
internet, but the entire LAN at the school had to be routed to some 
other location's LAN, which routed back to OUR location before it 
could go out to the internet.  Stupid way to network.  And I'm the 
top student in the Computer Networking and Information Technology 
class, graduated with perfect attendance and perfect grades.  My 
teachers all agree with me, and so does the entire IT department.

But, he who pays the bills makes the rules.  Stupid as it was, and 
incredibly slow as it made our LAN's internet traffic, that's how 
they wanted it setup, so that's how it was setup.  Morons.  Oh yeah, 
and the other site's LAN kept having serious problems, and every 
time THEY went down, OUR link to the internet went down too!  

Grrrr.  Networking is really awesome stuff man, ooooo, yah. :)  But 
bad networking is a migraine headache.


--- In BitTorrent at yahoogroups.com, Blue Boar <BlueBoar at t...> wrote:
> fenixoblodra wrote:
> > Might there be anything to this idea? I realize without running
> > controlled tests on a LAN where i can see all the variables it's
> > somewhat anecotal evidence but it seemed to make consistent 
> > across BT installs on several different machines.  I had the 
idea that
> > maybe it's not so much the BT client or the connection but 
rather the
> > local switching software (IE the router or DSL modem) which 
chokes on
> > handling the requests...but I'm not sure how one woould go about
> > verifying this
> If everything is on a LAN, you're probably not going to see the 
> situation in question.  The problem is that if your uploading 
> with the ACKs for your downloads getting out, then your downoads 
> slow down.  This is going to come up mostly on slow links like 
> and DSL and Cable with smaller upstream links.
> 					BB

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