Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of ZeroSpeedSetting


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Timestamp:
Dec 13, 2008, 11:10:27 PM (12 years ago)
Author:
Waldorf
Comment:

Removed the bad, left in the good.

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  • ZeroSpeedSetting

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    1 = Why does setting upload speed to 0 halt my downloads? =
    2 This is intentional, not a bug. It's not the "Right Thing" for a client to be able to set the speed to 0.
     1= Why does setting upload speed to '0' halt my downloads? =
     2Caution: Setting the upload speed to '0' is not the "Right Thing" to do to.
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    4 Setting upload to '0' will get you disconnected from more and more peers, because of more and more clients are using the 'tit-for-tat' way of determining how much they'll share with you. Also, It's not 'good' for a !BitTorrent swarm if all clients allow upload to be set to '0', even if you say "I will share later".
     4Setting upload to '0' will get you disconnected from more and more peers, because of more and more clients are using the 'tit-for-tat' way of determining how much they'll share with you. Keep in mind that seeding well while downloading does improve your download.
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    6 The discussion on how to handle this came up when [http://bittorrent.org/beps/bep_0021.html "Partial Seed Protocol" (BEP 21)] was implemented. To clarify:
    7  * Setting download speed to 0 will enable 'seed mode', ie. Identifying yourself as a partial seed.
    8  * Setting upload speed to 0 will enable a 'keep alive mode' with tracker, but will refuse any peer for both upload and download.
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    10 Many others (like uTorrent), already don't allow you to set your upload to '0'. (Only Transmission now handles it in it's own unique way)
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    12 Besides being the "Right Thing" to do, this new behavior is also very powerful for scripting and scheduling.
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    14 ''Note: This behavior is new as-of Transmission 1.41.''
     6Also, It ''isn't good at all'' for a !BitTorrent swarm if most peers would set their upload to '0', even if you say "I will share later". That's why the 'tit-for-tat' system was invented in the first place.