[bittorrent] Open letter to the BBC

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 05:12:55 EDT 2005


On 6/25/05, Elliott Mitchell <ehem at m5p.com> wrote:
> >From: Joseph Ashwood <ashwood at msn.com>
> > the overhead because the protocol messages are smaller. As for a running
> > system performing a variety of uploads on a variety of torrents (a recipe
> > for high protocol overhead), I am currently connected to 135 peers
> 
> Why are you using such a ludicrusly large number of peers?

135 / a variety of torrents isn't that much.
 
> 50 peers is the conventional number to cite for statistics because it
> presents a worst case scenario. I'm in favor of BT clients burying the
> option to change number of peers deep in some menu where this can be
> mentioned. By contrast queue depth is an important tuning parameter that
> should be easily available.

I'm not sure, but wasn't that option introduced/decreased to deal with
bad TCP/IP stacks/firewalls/routers?



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