I dowload this piece of software Knoppix it is a bootable cd with a collection of GNU/Linux software (900 pre-installed)2 gigs worth. It has tons of support for graphics cards, sound cards, scsi and usb. I downloaded from there bittorrent site it took about 1/2 hr to download 699,99 megs. the newest version 3.6 is nice 3.7 will have firewall. everything I understand about this software is that it runs of the disk on-the-fly.
the only negitive thing is of course you cant save your data, say your ip configuration or email. I would think you could get around this by using a iso ripper and input the data and then turn back into a iso.(I read in there forums on how to do that) they have a huge forum base.
this software would be great in a internet caf as its easy to use. and everytime you reboot your os is back to normal to need to reformat, when it becouse corrupt or filled up hard-drive filled with useless info from websites, or viruses, I think you get the hint.
no need for a hard drive. Now i could be wrong but everything is done through ram.
A peice of software on it that is I found usefull was Airsnort. it’s used for finding wireless networks. good for wardriving… check it out
Wow, new and intense man!
half hour to download 699 megs?
are you with citytel? i can barely connect to seeds/peers now a days, takes a couple days at least to get something that size. i’m not the only one experiencing this too, weird thing is, it isn’t a port issue.
yes Im with Citytel. I have the full ADSL and there bittorent is fast i was at a steady 455 Kbs its fast.
back when torrents were just getting started i was gettings speeds around 525k on some torrents
anyone else having similar problems with torrents?
[quote="-Nate-"]half hour to download 699 megs?
are you with citytel? i can barely connect to seeds/peers now a days, takes a couple days at least to get something that size. i’m not the only one experiencing this too, weird thing is, it isn’t a port issue.[/quote]
Dude, I was thinking the exact same thing.
There’s only a select few torrents I’ve been able to download lately at rates higher than 20kB/s, and my average rate would be around 10 or so I believe.
There is however, every little instance where I can get something up over 200kB/s though.
I think Astrothug should give us the same torrent info and we can see how fast we get it.
ok here u go…
I got about the same when i tried again from this torrent.
like anything else depends on net trafic, time of day, extra…
ports =1000 to 6500 some 70000 and everything in between.
I use this cool program called Active Ports it shows the ports you are connecting to.
Ok, downloading… currently getting 160 K/s down, 5.1 K/s up. edit… 230 K/S down, 4.0 K/s up.
So it’s pretty fast right now. I figure that’s the top speed on my DSL, with everything else (this server, etc)
Also, I’m behind a firewall, I think I opened up some ports too, but maybe that was for gnutella, I dunno.
What ports does bittorrent use anyway?
PS Knoppix rox0rs.