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Re: New user question about Directory mirroring & bittorent
On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 05:05:45PM -0800, NATHANIEL HOMIER wrote:
> "Uncomment this to mirror the directory for others (please do)" This
> line seems to make me feel guilty about asking if it's okay to not
> mirror the dir in an effort to reduce bandwidth usage. Only to keep my
> line responsive. Basically I just want to serve the tor users without
> mirroring the dir. I suppose if you really need the help I could keep
> it uncommented But I would rather not. So okay to comment out?
Thanks for the prod. I've just changed the lines in the torrc.sample to:
## Uncomment this to mirror the directory for others. Please do
## if you have enough bandwidth: see the bottom of
It's fine to leave it commented out. I've just been working on some
ways to let you serve copies of the directory *sometimes* as long as you
don't do it so often that it hurts your connections. Stay tuned for the
> Also I want to continue using my torrent client Azureus. Obviously not
> on the tor network. How well do the tor server and torrent play
> together concerning bandwidth. Would I need to adjust the
> BandwidthRate, BandwidthBurst of 50KB down some to make adjustments for
> torrent. I plan on reducing the upload bandwidth for torrent to
> something like 10KB to 20KB down from the current 56.7KB now and the
> download rate would get a limit of 200KB maybe more maybe less
> depending on what you guys say.
The only answer I can give is to play around with it until you're happy.
Tor will play pretty well with other network applications. You might have
a problem if you have a really crappy cable modem or router though --
sometimes they can only handle a few connections at a time before they
start to get cranky.