Friday, January 8, 2010

Israel start throttling torrents?

I found today that my internet provider Bezeqint started throttling my torrent downloads.

After analyzing peers list i found that:
1. They monitor torrent traffic by patterns;
2. They track only TCP connections;

Check out how perfectly ISP is shaping my non-UDP traffic

The workaround:
1. Force encryption
µTorrent: Preferences > BitTorent > set Outgoing to Forced and uncheck Allow incoming legacy connections
2. Force UDP usage
µTorrent: Preferences > Advanced settings, you'll need to force bt.transp_disposition to 10 (source, values explained)

If your's torrent client working fine, that do not do anything, because these settings will decrease peers list and as so most likely your down/up speed.

See how it looks cool now :-)

New in uTorrent 1.9 - uTP, the micro transport protocol. This UDP-based reliable transport is designed to minimize latency, but still maximize bandwidth when the latency is not excessive.

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