Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#4651 assigned Enhancement

An option to change numwant

Reported by: WGH Owned by: jordan
Priority: Low Milestone: Sometime
Component: libtransmission Version: 2.42
Severity: Normal Keywords: numwant


As of now, Transmission always sends numwant=80 in scrape requests. Which means it'll receive a list of only 80 peers. The problem is when the torrent has a lot of peers, but only a few seeds, it's very unlikely that you'll get enough seeds in that list.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jordan

  • Version changed from 2.42+ to 2.42

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by jordan

Yeah, I agree. This probably is too esoteric for the preferences dialog, but maybe it could be editable at the configuration file level.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by jordan

  • Milestone changed from None Set to Sometime
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by WGH

There is "Max peers per torrent" option in said dialog. And with limited numwant it effectively does nothing (not much, at least).

Transmission could, for example, retry scrape request with increased numwant (or omitted) if it doesn't get enough speed.

Some clients never send numwant, and don't suffer from any considerable problems (as far as I can tell). That would be another option.

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