bootedcat Posted June 3, 2006 Share Posted June 3, 2006 I have an idea about boosting one's downloading in a swarm, and wish your kind evaluation and implementation. Suppose I have several friends whose machines are often idle when I want to download something via a torrent. These friend machines have quite good broadband connection speed with my machine. Because of some agreement between us, they allow me to signal their machines to join a torrent of my interest. So these friend machines automatically join a torrent when I do. But this alone may not help boost my own downloading much. So, I would like the friend machines and my machine to try download chunks different from that of each other. As soon as these macihnes combined have all the chunks, they can quite the torrent (doing so all of a sudden can harm the rest of the swarm, so somebody advised me that they should quit one by one in moderate intervals), and transfer their chunks that I don't have yet to my machine. Of course we assume that downloading these chunks via the torrent is slower than via the friends-to-me broadband connections. So, can this friend-machines-assisted approach make my downloading faster than my machine alone in the torrent swarm? Best Regards, Yao Ziyuan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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