Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#5245 new Enhancement

Tooltip suggestions for Preferences/Network Tab in *nix GUI

Reported by: Lacrocivious Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 2.76
Severity: Minor Keywords:


As DHT becomes an increasingly major part of many swarms, both the TCP and UDP sides of the open port receive traffic. I suggest a tooltip to encourage opening both TCP and UDP ports:

Port for incoming connections: <tooltip> For best results open both TCP (tracker-centric) and UDP (DHT-centric) on this port, preferably one within the ephemeral port range (49152–65535). </tooltip>


Likewise, I suggest educating users a bit when setting per-torrent and overall peer limits, adding tooltips:

Maximum peers per torrent: <tooltip> Increasing this number almost never improves performance regardless of bandwidth. </tooltip>

Maximum peers overall: <tooltip> Higher values for this number increase chances Transmission will spend too much time thrashing overhead, reducing throughput. </tooltip>


I suggest expanding the uTP tooltip slightly to explain its relation to UDP.

Enable uTP for peer connections <tooltip> uTP is a tool for reducing network congestion by using UDP. </tooltip>

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by jordan

  • Severity changed from Normal to Minor
  • Type changed from Bug to Enhancement

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jordan

I wonder if the wiki page is a better place for these tips. I feel a little awkward editorializing in the GUI, particularly with the "Maximum peers" tooltips.

The uTP tooltip suggestion is good.

The DHT tooltip would probably confuse more users than it helped. Most people don't know how to edit their firewalls, much less know what an ephemeral port range is.

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