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Re: young Fedora torrents spread data too slowly



Mike McGrath wrote:
I'll have a talk with Jesse.  For the normal releases we typically have
multiple seeders from the start.  For these sorts of snapshots I suspect
some steps can be taken to ensure better usability here.  I talked with
Seth a bit about this too (he's our current torrent wrangler) and we
generally think this was just an issue with two many chunks and not enough
people for chunks from the beginning.  Which is self correcting but A)
is annoying and B) is preventable in the future.  We just have to figure
out the procedure on it.

I'm not convinced by this explanation. If you know a little bit about the bittorrent protocol, the scenario of a fast uploader and about 40 downloaders is literally a textbook example where bitorrent behaves at its best. Yet the algorithm broke down fairly quickly, as though the server pushed the chunks in linear order. That or something on the network got in the way.

As a precaution, could you try seeding using a different torrent client next time ? Transmission has a daemon mode that is quite nice (transmission-daemon and transmission-remote) for example.


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