[BitTorrent] An alternative "super-seed" mode
Olaf van der Spek
OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Sat Jan 29 18:29:08 EST 2005
Nick Johnson wrote:
> Jesus Cea wrote:
>>The current "super-seed" proposal is described in
>>First, suppose that the seed is bandwidth "starved".
>>I wish to discuss an alternative implementation, more simple:
>>A "new age" Super-Seed node would behave like a usual seed, with a
>>When you are going to send a new piece, choose the peer that LESS pieces
>>had received in the last X minutes (X=5, for example). Not from you, but
>> from other peers.
>>The logic here is that the peers receiving more pieces from others, are
>>the ones sending less data to the swarm.
> So you're favoring peers that are parsimonious and don't contribute much
> to the swarm? Given this strategy, the best strategy for a peer in a
> super-seeder-heavy torrent would be to upload nothing, and hence get
> priority from all the peers over those that are actually uploading
> It would seem to me to make far more sense for seeds to prioritise
> sending chunks to nearly-finished peers first, to raise the number of
> seeds as quickly as possible.
So that those new seeds can leave ASAP?
If you're using such a strategy, it's better to send pieces to peers
that have almost nothing.
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