edmond rodriguez on 22 Dec 2008 09:13:25 -0800

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[PLUG] regulating network traffic

Consider that you are running bittorrent on your machine, either Windows or Linux.

The torrent is using all your bandwidth, so when you go on firefox to do something, it runs really really slow, as it competes for this bandwidth.  You could turn off the torrent while you are trying to work on the browser, but this is not practical as that means turning off and on many many times, for example, the time I am spending writing this, my bit torrent could be running full strength.

So how?   Qos does not seem to solve this problem since my provider pretty much compiles all the data coming in and I am hardly using the capacity of my router.  I have a 768Kb service. 

How can one designate some kind of rule that says "bittorrent comes last when ever anything else is getting done", but otherwise can use all the bandwidth?

>From what I researched, it seems like the only way to make this happen is to "throttle" the ports that bittorrent is using, or somehow throttle bit torrent itself.   

The bittorrent application has a throttle in it, but it is static, not dynamic.

Any comments?



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