Changeset 673


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Timestamp:
Jul 23, 2006, 5:35:58 PM (15 years ago)
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livings124
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Slight changes to the FAQ.

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    1919                        </div>
    2020                                <p>You'll need to download a torrent file (extension .torrent). This is a file which contains information about the actual file you want to download (eg a movie). Once you have the torrent file, open it in Transmission.
    21                                 <p>It is good etiquette to 'seed' the file for a while (ie leave it uploading) once your download is complete. You can set a ratio to automatically seed to in either the preferences, or the action menu.
     21                                <p>It is good etiquette to 'seed' the file for a while (ie leave it uploading) once your download is complete. You can set a default ratio to automatically seed to in either the Transfers pane of Transmission's preferences or the action menu.
    2222                                <p>
    2323                        <div id="pagetitle">
     
    2626                                <p>Make sure Transmission's <a href="portforward.html">port is forwarded</a>. If this is not done, others cannot connect to you, and thus your speed will be hampered.
    2727                               
    28                                 <p>You also need to ensure you cap your upload speed to about 60-70% of its maximum. eg if your upload connection is 256 Kilobits/sec, then you should enter 21 ((256 /8 ) * 0.66 ). This can be adjusted in the Bandwidth pane of Transmission's preferences, on in real time using the Action menu.
     28                                <p>You also need to ensure you cap your upload speed to about 60-70% of its maximum. eg if your upload connection is 256 Kilobits/sec, then you should enter 21 ((256 /8) * 0.66). This can be adjusted in the Bandwidth pane of Transmission's preferences on Action menu.
    2929                               
    3030                                <p>Ultimately, the speed you get depends on the quality of the peers you are downloading from. If they have dial up connections, you are only going to be able to download at dial up speeds. Furthermore, if there are few seeds and many peers, more people will be fighting for the same scarce pieces and thus will slow things down. Best results are achieved when the torrent has more seeds than peers. Finally, you can only download what others are willing to send to you, and if they don't have it, they can't send it.
     
    5353                                <font color="red">Red</font>: no connected peer has this piece <br>
    5454                                <font color="blue">Blue</font>: connected peers have this piece (the darker the blue is, the more they are) <br>
    55                                 The fine, dark blue line on top of the bar shows the global progression<br>
     55                                The fine, dark blue line on top of the bar shows the global progression, while the green line following it shows how much of the remaining download is actually available.<br>
    5656                                <font color="green">Green</font>: we are seeding the file. <br>
    5757                                <p>
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