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MacBytes
Nov 5, 2004, 11:32 AM
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Link: BitTorrent 35 percent of internet traffic (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20041105123230)
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musicpyrite
Nov 5, 2004, 02:12 PM
35%?

Doest that include everything from websites to email, chat and other p2p networks?

That's not very impressive, especially since BitTorrent is probably the best way to download very large (1GB or more) files.

edesignuk
Nov 5, 2004, 03:09 PM
That's brilliant LOL :D I download an absolute ***** load off various BT trackers :eek: :p

MacDawg
Nov 5, 2004, 03:15 PM
Sounds pretty significant to me!
Over 1/3 of the traffic. Think of all of the commercial sites, etc.
More than I would have expected.

Knox
Nov 5, 2004, 05:09 PM
35%?

Doest that include everything from websites to email, chat and other p2p networks?

That's not very impressive, especially since BitTorrent is probably the best way to download very large (1GB or more) files.

Not very impressive?! Bear in mind that BitTorrent is still essentially an 'underground' protocol - ask 99.99% of internet users what it is and they wouldn't know. I'd say that 35% is extremely impressive.

musicpyrite
Nov 5, 2004, 05:21 PM
Not very impressive?! Bear in mind that BitTorrent is still essentially an 'underground' protocol - ask 99.99% of internet users what it is and they wouldn't know. I'd say that 35% is extremely impressive.

Well, 99.99% of users check email, look at porn, and surf the web, that doesn't use up a lot of bandwidth (maybe porn does, idk).

It's not uncommon for me to go to a torrent site and see hundreds, or thousands of files that are greater than 1GB.

Compared to other p2p networks, they are usually used to download music (and porn again) and your average song is 4MB, while on BitTorrent, the whole CD will be put up, and usually ripped at 256+kbps. 7.5MB (min) per song X ~13 songs per CD = ~100MB.... that's alot of bandwidth if you ask me.

I guess you could also say that 99.999% of users don't know how to write a virus, but those 0.001% do, and they cause a very good amount of trouble for the average user.

edesignuk
Nov 5, 2004, 05:22 PM
(maybe porn does, idk)yeah...;) :p

MacDawg
Nov 5, 2004, 06:04 PM
Well, 99.99% of users check email, look at porn, and surf the web, that doesn't use up a lot of bandwidth (maybe porn does, idk).

It's not uncommon for me to go to a torrent site and see hundreds, or thousands of files that are greater than 1GB.

Compared to other p2p networks, they are usually used to download music (and porn again) and your average song is 4MB, while on BitTorrent, the whole CD will be put up, and usually ripped at 256+kbps. 7.5MB (min) per song X ~13 songs per CD = ~100MB.... that's alot of bandwidth if you ask me.

I guess you could also say that 99.999% of users don't know how to write a virus, but those 0.001% do, and they cause a very good amount of trouble for the average user.

I understand, but 99.99% is a LOT of people doing a LOT of things. I know a lot of people that use computers, eBay, email, surfing, and stuff, but I bet I don't know one person that knows about BitTorrent. Most wouldn't even know how to share files in any way.

Think of all of the commerce that is done, all of the banking, all of the buying/selling, downloading of legal stuff, etc. and 99.99% of people are doing that.

Dunno, maybe it shouldn't be surprising, but to some of us who don't indulge in torrent sites, it is a little surprising.

continuum
Nov 5, 2004, 06:09 PM
Compared to other p2p networks, they are usually used to download music (and porn again) and your average song is 4MB, while on BitTorrent, the whole CD will be put up, and usually ripped at 256+kbps. 7.5MB (min) per song X ~13 songs per CD = ~100MB.... that's alot of bandwidth if you ask me.

I've been getting tons of BT music files from etree.org and most average between 600mb and 1.x gigs. All of their files are SHN's and are then decoded to .wav or .aiff after download. These are BIG files. I can see BT becoming more widely used as people become aware of it.

edesignuk...your girl is looking a little ravaged in the new avatar. has she been to your flat recently?

Brother Michael
Nov 5, 2004, 06:42 PM
edesignuk...your girl is looking a little ravaged in the new avatar. has she been to your flat recently?

He wishes. :p

Mike

Littleodie914
Dec 23, 2004, 08:01 AM
edesignuk...your girl is looking a little ravaged in the new avatar. has she been to your flat recently?*snicker snicker* :p

Wow.... 35%? That's gotta be quite a bit when you consider all of the other stuff that's going on out there. And there aren't very many people that use torrents, right? Like maybe 5-10% of the internet populous? Yet they use 35% of its overall bandwidth? Wow again! ;)