Evan Martin (evan) wrote in evan_tech,
Evan Martin
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bittorrent confusion

I find when bittorrenting that my download speed will eventually trend towards zero, while my upload speed remains constant. Like right now according to the status I'm getting 600 bytes/sec down and 30.3 kb/sec up. This makes my download never finish and my share ratio trend to very large.

I thought bittorrent was supposed to figure out how to require people to send me data when I send them data. Is that not the case? Or is there some sort of configuration bit I need to flip? I'm using the standard Python client (btdownloadcurses). I looked at Azureus but Java is total crap on Linux.
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