[bittorrent] Friend-machines-assisted approach to boosting one's BT download

Harold Feit dwknight at depthstrike.com
Sat Jun 3 09:48:30 EDT 2006

Your proposal has been rejected by the regulars of #bittorrent on
irc.freenode.net for being too individual downloader centric to the
point that you have been banned from the channel.

Additionally, you have been spamming this proposal in areas that are not
on-topic for discussions about the bittorrent protocol.

Bittorrent is a swarm-centric protocol, not a downloader-centric.

ByteCool Software wrote:
> I have an idea about boosting one's downloading in a swarm, and wish
> your kind evaluation and implementation.
> Suppose I have several friends whose machines are often idle when I
> want to download something via a torrent. These friend machines have
> quite good broadband connection speed with my machine. Because of some
> agreement between us, they allow me to signal their machines to join a
> torrent of my interest.
> So these friend machines automatically join a torrent when I do. But
> this alone may not help boost my own downloading much. So, I would like
> the friend machines and my machine to try download chunks different
> from that of each other. As soon as these macihnes combined have all
> the chunks, they can quit the torrent (doing so all of a sudden can
> harm the rest of the swarm, so somebody advised me that they should
> quit one by one in moderate intervals), and transfer their chunks that
> I don't have yet to my machine. Of course we assume that downloading
> these chunks via the torrent is slower than via the friends-to-me
> broadband connections.
> So, can this friend-machines-assisted approach make my downloading
> faster than my machine alone in the torrent swarm?
> Best Regards,
> Yao Ziyuan
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