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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: Better downloading
  • From: Peter Poeml <poeml@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 19:48:12 +0100
  • Message-id: <20081107184812.GR15861@xxxxxxx>
On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 08:16:42PM +0200, Vahis wrote:
Peter Poeml wrote:
On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 07:28:09PM +0200, Vahis wrote:

The problem here is the ISP.
They all give you easily and quite cheap downstream speed.

I have 24 Mbs down.

But upstream is a bitch. I have 1 lousy meg upsteam. That's all they
give you.

This is one of the issues of Bittorrent downloads - there are quite some
ISPs blocking P2P traffic.

This here is not about them blocking it. They don't block it.
It's just that they give you 1 meg up. Period.

True, this might not affect you - I just found it worth being mentioned
in this context.

This is one of the reasons why it makes sense to combine P2P download
with HTTP/FTP mirror downloads, which is exactly what aria2c is doing,
in conjunction with MirrorBrain, our redirector and metalink generator.


What port(s) does it need open to do everything it can?

aria2c uses the port range 6881-6999 by default, acc. to the man page:

Set TCP port number for BitTorrent downloads. Multiple ports
can be specified by using ",", for example: 6881,6885. You
can also use "-" to specify a range: 6881-6999. "," and "-"
can be used together: 6881-6889,6999. Default: 6881-6999

Make sure that the specified ports are open for incoming TCP traffic.

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