Changeset 963


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Timestamp:
Sep 29, 2006, 2:51:14 PM (15 years ago)
Author:
livings124
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Updated help from Nick Pucius.

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trunk/macosx/Transmission Help
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  • trunk/macosx/Transmission Help/html/FAQ.html

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    1111                <a href="../index.html">Home</a>
    1212                        <div id="pagetitle">
    13                                 <h1>What does Transmission do? </h1>
    14                         </div>
    15                                 <p>Transmission is a BitTorrent client. It is used for peer to peer filesharing over the internet. BitTorrent is a fast way of transferring files, because everyone who downloads must also upload to others, thus creating much more bandwidth than a single server offering the file may have been able to provide.
    16                                 <p>
    17                         <div id="pagetitle">
    18                                 <h1>How do I use it? </h1>
    19                         </div>
    20                                 <p>You'll need to download a torrent file (extension .torrent).These are commonly found at <a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=bittorrent+tracker&btnG=Google+Search">'tracker' websites</a>. Torrent files contain 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 default ratio to automatically seed to, and then pause. This can be adjusted in Preferences >> Transfers, or in real time using the Action menu.
    22                                 <p>
    23                         <div id="pagetitle">
    2413                                <h1>Why is my download so slow? </h1>
    2514                        </div>
    26                                 <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.
     15                                <p>Make sure Transmission's <a href="portforward.html">port is forwarded</a>. You can check this in Preferences >> Network. Also make sure your upload is capped at an appropriate level.
     16                                <p>Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) block traffic on well known peer to peer ports. If this applies to your ISP, try changing the port Transmission uses.
     17                                Some ISPs also throttle all peer to peer (esp BitTorrent) traffic, which can slow or even stop your transfers. Protocol encryption is not a feature at the moment, however is slated for a future release.
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    28                                 <p>You also need to ensure you cap your upload speed to about 60-70% of its maximum, so that it isn't flooded. This can be adjusted in Preferences >> Bandwidth, or in real time using the Action menu.
    29                                 <br>eg. If your upload connection is 256 Kilobits/sec, then you should cap it at 21 KB/sec ((<b>256</b> / 8) * 0.66 = <b>21</b>).
    30                                
    31                                 <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.
     19                                <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.
     20                                Furthermore, if there are few seeds and many peers, more people will be fighting for the same scarce pieces which will slow things down.
     21                                Best results are achieved when the torrent has more seeds than peers.
    3222                                <p>
    3323                        <div id="pagetitle">
     
    3525                        </div>
    3626                                <p>Normally this is because the tracker is down, and thus Transmission is unable to interact with other peers. DHT (trackerless torrents) is not a feature at the moment, however is slated for a future release.
    37                                 Torrents take a while to get going and so may not download much (if at all) initially. Most torrents are downloading at some rate after 15 or so minutes.
     27                                <p>If there are no seeders in the swarm, and all the other peers have sent you what they have, you (and everyone else) will not be able to complete the download, and your speed will drop to zero.
     28                                <p>Torrents take a while to get going and so may not download much (if at all) initially. Most torrents are downloading at some rate after 15 or so minutes.
    3829                                <p>
    3930                        <div id="pagetitle">
     
    4940                                <p>
    5041                        <div id="pagetitle">
    51                                 <h1>What do the colours mean in the advanced progress bar? </h1>
     42                                <h1>What do the colours mean in the advanced progress bar/pieces box? </h1>
    5243                        </div>
    5344                                <p>Black: we have this piece <br>
     
    6051                                <p>
    6152                        <div id="pagetitle">
    62                                 <h1>What are seeds/peers? </h1>
     53                                <h1>What are seeds/peers/leechers? </h1>
    6354                        </div>
    6455                                <p>Peers are people you are connected to. If they have the whole file and are only uploading, they are referred to as a 'seeder'. If they only have part of the torrent, and are downloading and uploading, they are referred to as a 'leecher'.
  • trunk/macosx/Transmission Help/html/pffirewall.html

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    55                <link media="all" rel="stylesheet" href="../styles/TransBody.css" />
    6                 <title>Firewall</title>
     6                <title>Portforwarding the Mac OS X Firewall</title>
    77        </head>
    88        <body>
     
    1010                        <a href="../index.html">Home</a>
    1111                        <div id="pagetitle">
    12                                 <h1>Portforwarding a Firewall</h1>
     12                                <h1>Portforwarding the Mac OS X Firewall</h1>
    1313                        </div>
    1414                                <div summary="To do this" id="taskbox">
  • trunk/macosx/Transmission Help/html/pfrouter.html

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    55                <link media="all" rel="stylesheet" href="../styles/TransBody.css" />
    6                 <title>Router</title>
     6                <title>Portforwarding a Router</title>
    77        </head>
    88        <body>
     
    2424                                                <ul>
    2525                                                        <li>For 'Application' type 'Trans'. </li>
    26                                                         <li>For 'Start Port' and 'End port' type 50001. </li>
     26                                                        <li>For 'Start Port' and 'End port' type in the port you chose in Step 2. eg 50001. </li>
    2727                                                        <li>For Protocol, choose Both. </li>
    28                                                         <li>For IP address, type in your IP address you found in Step 1. </li>
     28                                                        <li>For IP address, type in your IP address you found in Step 1. eg 10.0.1.2. </li>
    2929                                                        <li>Check Enable. </li>
    3030                                                        <li>Click save settings. </li>
  • trunk/macosx/Transmission Help/html/portforward.html

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    55                <link media="all" rel="stylesheet" href="../styles/TransBody.css" />
    6                 <title>Port Forwarding</title>
     6                <title>Port Forwarding FAQ</title>
    77        </head>
    88        <body>
     
    2222                                <h1>How do I Port Forward?</h1>
    2323                        </div>
    24                         <p>The process is fairly straightforward.
    25                         <p>If your modem is directly connected to your computer, and you have the OS X firewall running (which is highly recommended in this case), you'll need to open a port in the firewall.<br>
    26                         For instructions <a href="pffirewall.html">click here</a>.
    27                         <p>If your modem is connected to your computer via a router (wired/wireless) you'll need to open a port in the router.<br>
    28                         For instructions <a href="pfrouter.html">click here</a>.
     24                        <p>If you have an Apple Airport, or a UPnP compatible router, Transmission can map your ports automatically. Most routers manufactured since 2001 have this feature. Go to Preferences >> Network, and check the box.
     25                        If the port mapping is unsuccessful, <a href="upnp.html">click here</a>.
     26                       
     27                        <p>Forwarding Transmission's port manually is fairly straightforward:
     28                       
     29                        <ul>
     30                                <li>If your modem is directly connected to your computer, and you have the OS X firewall running (which is highly recommended in this case), you'll need to open a port in the firewall.<br>
     31                                For instructions <a href="pffirewall.html">click here</a>. </li>
     32                                <li>If your modem is connected to your computer via a router (wired/wireless) you'll need to open a port in the router.<br>
     33                                For instructions <a href="pfrouter.html">click here</a>. </li>
     34                        </ul>
    2935                        <p>
    3036                        <div id="pagetitle">
     
    3440                        <div summary="To do this" id="taskbox">
    3541                                <ol>
    36                                         <li>Open Transmission.</li>
    37                                         <li>Go to this website, <a href="https://www.grc.com/x/portprobe=50001">https://www.grc.com/x/portprobe=50001</a> </li>
    38 
    39                                         Replace the '50001' bit of the URL with what ever port you have forwarded.
     42                                        <li>Open Transmission. </li>
     43                                        <li>Go to Preferences >> Network. </li>
     44                                        <li>Check the notification. </li>
    4045                                </ol>
    4146                        </div>
    4247                        <p>
    4348                        <ul>
    44                                 <li>If you get 'Stealth' or 'Closed' then you haven't forwarded correctly. </li>
    45                                 <li>If you get 'Open' then you have successfully port forwarded!</li>
     49                                <li>If you get 'Stealth' or 'Closed' then you haven't forwarded correctly.
     50                                 If Transmission has successfully mapped the port automatically, make sure the OS X firewall is either disabled, or you have <a href="pffirewall.html">allowed Transmission's port</a>. </li>
     51                                <li>If you get 'Open' then you have successfully port forwarded! </li>
    4652                        </ul>
    4753                        <p>
     
    5056                        </div>
    5157                        <p>Where your computer is assigned an IP address which does not change. This can be helpful if you have a laptop or have multiple computers on your network. While it makes things a bit simpler, you don't have to have a static IP for BitTorrent or Port Forwarding to work.
    52                         <p>A dynamic IP address assigned by your wireless router for example will most likely not change unless you reboot your computer, or leave and rejoin the network. Thus, having a static IP isn't really necessary and most people should be alright with a dynamic one.
     58                        <p>A dynamic IP address assigned by your wireless router for example will most likely not change unless you reboot your computer, or leave and rejoin the network. Thus, having a static IP isn't really necessary, especially if your router supports UPnP.
    5359                        <p>
    5460                        <div id="pagetitle">
  • trunk/macosx/Transmission Help/index.html

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    2323               
    24                                         <h2>Getting Started</h2>
    25                                         <p><a href="html/FAQ.html">FAQ and basic features</a></p>
     24                                        <h2>Introduction</h2>
     25                                        <p><a href="html/gettingstarted.html">Getting Started</a></p>
     26                                        <p><a href="html/FAQ.html">Frequently Asked Questions</a></p>
    2627                                       
    2728                                        <h2>Troubleshooting</h2>
     
    2930                                        <p><a href="html/pffirewall.html">Firewall</a></p>
    3031                                        <p><a href="html/pfrouter.html">Router</a></p>
     32                                        <p><a href="html/upnp.html">UPnP/NAT-PMP</a></p>
    3133               
    3234                                        <h2>More Information</h2>
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