Thursday, May 5, 2011

Will Torrenting over UDP kill the Internet?

Torrenting here and there, it's said that P2P traffic uses more than a half of the whole internet Traffic that is done around this world! So the big part of this is handled via die TCP Protocoll based on QOS technologies which claim to hold Torrenting and other Transfers around 1024+ Port Numbers "low" or keep em "bulk" so on if an higher Priorized service will step in, it's bandwith amound will be drained und used for the higher Priorized service, eg TCP P 80,8080,81 (<=1024).



Nice system, it works for so long and nobody ever is really influenced by that large amount of Traffic all over the world.

TCP has become such a star because it ensures reliable and orderly delivery of information. It is responsible for initiating, negotiating and maintaining a connection to virtually any server with the guarantee that information won’t be corrupted when it is sent or received. This error correction and avoidance comes at the expense of speed, as parties participating in the exchange of traffic must yield bandwidth to the overhead of reliable delivery.
Meanwhile, TCP’s counterpart, the User Datagram Protocol (UDP), another member of the IP suite, comprises less than 2% of all traffic generated today. It has fallen into relative disfavor because it guarantees neither the delivery nor integrity of the data it is charged with managing. While it has become the transport — that is, sending and receiving — protocol of choice for delay-sensitive services like IPTV, VoIP and online gaming, its unreliability has made it a poor choice for web serving, email, or other bulk data delivery services.


I started to play around with my rtorrent.rc config file to see if i can improve anything, and got across this little option: Rtorrent.RC config file 

Dont know where this option will lead me and if i will be an part of the Internet killers in the future :) so i take a look what will happen.

I only miss the option disable TCP Trackers ^^

64# Set whetever the client should try to connect to UDP trackers.
65#use_udp_trackers = yes

16 comments:

  1. very informative, keep up the posts. im following :)

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  2. Nothing like a good old tech blog to keep informed with. Cheers logo.

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  3. Good informative article man, following.

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  4. very nice, following for sure.

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  5. Thanks for the informative post. I know a lot of friends that torrent

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  6. torrent is a great thing :) a useful part to use the interwebs

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  7. I didn't know they used so much trafic!

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  8. holy smoke! that's a load of trafic

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  9. you heard about utp which utorrent is using?
    thats a good thing!

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  10. Good thing you posted this or I would have never known :P

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  11. pretty much 90% of i download is from torrent. the internet would seriously makes no sense to me without torrent!
    great aricle btw. kinda worrying though. D:

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  12. always sow those anagrams, never knew what they stood for/meant

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