Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of UserGuide/BandwidthTweaking


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02/19/2010 03:00:59 AM (11 years ago)
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    33The settings below are suggestions.  They are intended to give users more guidance than the settings recommended in the FAQ, but are by no means definitive. 
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    5 '''Don't be greedy.'''  There's more content out there than you can ever consume.  You don't need to download it all '''''right now!!'''''  By allocating your bandwidth properly you can maintain a solid, thick stream of data that fills up your hard-drive 10-times faster than you'd expect. 
     5'''Don't be greedy.'''  There's more content out there than you can ever consume.  You don't need to download it all ''right now! ''  By allocating your bandwidth properly you can maintain a solid, thick stream of data that fills up your hard-drive 10-times faster than you'd expect. 
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    77Maximizing your peak download rates can be fun and all, but it doesn't necessarily get you the best over-all performance. 
     
    2626|| Maximum Half-Open Connections: || 50 - 100 || (Unless you've got a Windows install with limited half-open connections.  Then this should be 50 - 80% of that limit.) || 
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    28  Everyone got all excited when it was discovered that Microsoft had, at one point, limited half-open connections in XP and Vista to small numbers.  As a plethora of hacks came out to remove this limit, somehow "half-open connections" became the scape-goat for slow download speeds.  As people hacked around the limit, and as Microsoft removed it in later release, it seemed that, if limited half-open connections is bad, then lots and lots of them must be good.  Not really, though.   
     28Everyone got all excited when it was discovered that Microsoft had, at one point, limited half-open connections in XP and Vista to small numbers.  As a plethora of hacks came out to remove this limit, somehow "half-open connections" became the scape-goat for slow download speeds.  As people hacked around the limit, and as Microsoft removed it in later release, it seemed that, if limited half-open connections is bad, then lots and lots of them must be good.  Not really, though.   
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    30  Half-open connections should either resolve to fully-opened connections or be timed-out.  So, you really don't need to allow that many of them to be hanging around. 
     30Half-open connections should either resolve to fully-opened connections or be timed-out.  So, you really don't need to allow that many of them to be hanging around. 
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    3232|| Maximum Connection Attempts per Second || 20 || (You don't need to fill all your allowed connections in the first second, do you?) ||