Transmission - New user questions

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kevster89, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Kevster89 macrumors regular

    Kevster89

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    Oct 14, 2008
    #1
    Just got the port forwarding situation figured out and am downloading my first torrent using Transmission! :D

    A few questions for the many Transmission users on these MacRumors Forums:

    1) Does Transmission for OS X allow only 1 file (torrent) download at a time?

    2) Does increasing upload bandwith limit allow the client to better reach the download limit (increase the download rate)? I have noticed that when I have my download bandwidth limit set to 500 kb/s and increase the upload limit, the download limit increases sharply towards the 500 limit I previously set.

    I could see this being the case as a "reward," if you will, for those that generally share bandwidth for uploading purposes... but am not totally sure. From the patterns I have just noticed it seems as if this may be true. Is it?

    Well.. thanks guys!! Happy Holidays :D
     
  2. vandozza macrumors 6502a

    vandozza

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Location:
    Australia
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    you can download more than 1 torrent at a time.
    settings for this are in transmission pref's / transfers / management tab.

    and yes, i believe that the bittorrent protocol is designed to reward those who are sharing at greater speeds with faster downloads (although this might not be always implemented? - might depend on the tracker/torrent?)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_(protocol)

     

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