Hi *, especially Peter :-)
There has been complaints about misbehaving torrent clients (namely
Transmission) who kind of "abuse" the webseeds.
Instead of only using webseeds when no other peers are available,
those clients always also query the webseeds. And worse: Instead of
requesting few big chunks, Transmission requests individual blocks as
it would be a bittorrent peer. I.e. it will download many 16kb chunks.
A torrent is split into pieces (each piece has its own checksum), and
each piece is transferred as multiple blocks, typically 16kb in size.
So what is needed is a way to configure mirrors to be excluded from
being added to the url-list. Or when that is too much effort disabling
of the webseeds altogether.
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