[H-GEN] Multi-thread downloads
harry at tux.com.au
Sat May 29 22:52:12 EDT 2004
Jason Parker-Burlingham wrote:
>>In any case, pontificating on how morally bad it is seems to me to
>>be waste of time until we know what behaviour is expected from us.
>>And that requires real communication. So lets do that.
> Almost right. "First, do no harm." Until we know why this policy is
> in place, it's best to act in a way to avoid suffering the wrath of a
> group which has very kindly donated considerable resources for almost
> HUMBUG's entire history. Ignorance of the reasoning behind the rate
> limiting will probably not be accepted as an excuse for deliberately
> working around it.
I agree but how far should we take it? I am often downloading two or
three things at a time, each gets a 8k/s.
How will we police that people do not download more than 1 file at a
time? If we are allowed more than 1 file at a time how are we going to
detect whether the downloader is downloading 4 separate files or have
four threads on the 1 file?
With the bandwidth as wide as the Pacific ocean the UNI has (I used to
often get 200k/s) do you really think that they will even notice that I
am doing 64k/s? It would be like a pebble in the sole of their shoe,
Until further notice of why the bandwidth has suddenly drop like a lead
balloon I will refrain from my "abuse" and only download 1 file using 1
Can someone from the exec approach the Uni and lets us know?
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