[arch-dev-public] 0.8 torrents

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Fri Mar 30 11:30:42 EDT 2007

On Fri, 30 Mar 2007 10:20:56 -0500
"Aaron Griffin" <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 3/30/07, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > Aaron Griffin schrieb:
> > > I'm currently seeding all 6, though quite poorly - I need to open
> > > some more ports but my silly router doesn't accept ranges (one at
> > > a time is nasty).
> >
> > Most torrent clients only need one port for all torrents (I think
> > they use both udp and tcp). If you need one port for each, you
> > should use another one.
> I recall reading somewhere that bittorrent only uses tcp.  I was also
> under the impression that using multiple ports within the bt range
> created faster uploads, but I may be wrong - I download these things,
> not upload, heh.  This was actually the first time I ever used
> 'maketorrent'
> 8)

Since you can theoretically have 65536 connections open on a single
port (though, more practically 1024), I don't know that the number of
ports is the limiting factor.

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