The BitTorrent protocol has long had it's voids filled with various torrent clients, such as the official BitTorrent, µTorrent, vuze, bitcomet, and many others. Now the world's most popular torrent client, uTorrent, is about to implement uTorrent 2.0, which is promised to destroy the reaction that causes ISP's to throttle or stop BitTorrent traffic, as so many currently do.
We all know that the throttling and capping of bandwidth by rogue service providers to destroy BitTorrent traffic is not new, nor are we any longer surprised by the actions which they take to do so. ISP's are right in declaring that their networks simply cannot handle extreme BitTorrent protocol connections, but, that's simply no excuse to cap, limit, or derail a user's promised speed tier.
With network neutrality laws and regulations on file sharing appearing globally, µTorrent has decided to step up their game, and be the first to introduce a new method of the BitTorrent protocol. µTP, a new implementation by µTorrent, is able to become "network aware" by throttling itself, if the networks are seemingly over congested. Not only will this save billions to the ISP's by reducing extreme bandwidth usage, but will also decrease a users upload or download speed, to avoid congestion.
This is seemingly a means to appease the monopoly internet service providers, only to cut the guarantees that each customer is promised in speed. A sad day for the rights of the people on the internet, and a big win for the industry. The VP or Product Management told TorrentFreak earlier this week, "If µTP is successful it should result in a multi-billion dollar windfall in terms of savings for ISPs. The throttling that matters most is actually not so much the download but rather the upload – as bandwidth is normally much lower UP than DOWN, the up-link will almost always get congested before the down-link does."
Simon Morris, went on to state, “µTP measures the time a packet takes to get sent from peer A to peer B, so in theory µTP will detect congestion anywhere on that path, although in practice the congestion most often happens somewhere on the first-mile uplink connection.” TorrentFreak continued to appease the BitTorrent executive, stating that "It is hard to tell if uTP really is BitTorrent’s savior, but if it lives up to the expectations it will be beneficial to both users and ISPs. The specs for uTP will eventually be open so other clients will have the opportunity to implement it too. However, since µTorrent and the Mainline client together are used by two thirds of all BitTorrent users, the effects should be immediately noticeable to both those users and ISPs." Again, I'm quoting Ernesto, of TorrentFreak.
Sadly it seems TorrentFreak no longer speaks for the individuals, but rather the corporations that intend to profit most from file sharing. This further proves, that no only does TorrentFreak not understand the benefits of file sharing, but they do not realize the war against our freedoms which are being waged. Enough of my TorrentFreak bashing, I just wanted to state, that Ernesto, you, are a sell out.
The founder of the BitTorrent protocol himself, Bram Cohen, a living legend when it comes to file sharing, had stated that "ISP's should find a way to cope with BitTorrent." Not the other way around. As in any business or industry, if you don't evolve to keep up with the times, you become a fossil, and eventually, your industry is over run and controlled by new, fresh, and innovative businesses, willing to best suit the customers.
The same goes for all ISP's, instead of the constant bitching about BitTorrent, let's invest some of their record profits into upgrading the networks themselves, rather than just moaning. If the governments forced the ISP's into a submissive corner, making the create what I call "worldwide network neutrality", which unlike the network neutrality regulations, I call for all nations to provide the same capable lines from datacenters, nodes, and directly into neighborhoods, so the entire world can provide equal and superior speed to it's people.
Not only can we not benefit from the current environment, 30 year old datacenters, outdated lines in rural communities, and failing power grids, but users cannot even reach on average a 3mbps connection limit let alone the world of 100mbps and even 1gbps lines. How do they expect to handle the traffic when it's not going to decrease, it's only going to continue a steady climb uphill.
The BitTorrent community alone, although assumed to handle nearly two thirds of all internet traffic, is not the only forms of file sharing. You cap the BitTorrent protocol, they will only move on to direct downloads, File Transfer protocol (FTP), SSH, file storage engines, or some other creative technique. All they are doing, is attempting to make the users outsmart them yet again, and sorry to inform the oh-so desperate ISP's, but we will prevail. The people of this Earth, will never fall to their knees to support your totalitarianism or your enforcement of unjust methods.
I am a user of µTorrent, I have been for a long time, but I do not use beta's, or new builds, I stick by my trusted µTorrent Build 1.6, because as some of you may not know, all the newer releases, if you limit your upload speed, they can utterly shortfall your download speed. It's called the "anti-leech" code by insiders, and it does exist. Do not fret though µTorrent, if you do decide to implement such a major change, many of us, who stand up for the people and not the media agenda "prophets", will no longer use your product. It's true yes, it is your decision µTorrent, but if you want to decide to destroy your company, then by all means, go ahead.
I hereby announce my personal boycott of µTorrent 2.0, and hope others will follow. Any company that tries to say they are defined and develop their products for the peers, then comes out promoting an agenda such as this, are simply liars, saying whatever they can to stay on top. What always makes the behemoth industry giants fall though, is how much they decide to underestimate the people. Never bite the hand that feeds, as they say.
One thing I will point out, is that a better implementation of µTorrent would be a great thing, but the current planned implementation, is not the right direction to pursue. What they should in fact be doing, if they would like to "save the ISP's billions" and also "prevent congestion to the people", is developing and further researching "UDP" trackers, which can pinpoint peers to other peers within a swarm, which is closer to them. Something µTP does not do.
Currently, the way trackers run, you could be dipped into a swarm, that has users in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, The Middle East, or just about anywhere in the world, a random, undecided selection of peers. This could be prevented, by ideals which originally The Pirate Bay had discussed, placing users in a swarm, which would tell their location, and connect to users which are closer to them, not just at random. By doing so, you could extremely reduce "network congestion", and also, increase speed and reliability on torrents.
Sometimes the best answer is the one which goes completely ignored, but that's how the world turns. µTorrent, and the ISP's, are now working together, to benefit the corporations, and not the people. We must continue to fight the legislation that the behemoths are pushing on us, and we must continue to promote and further develop file sharing, because neither are going away, the companies will continue to fight for as much money as they can possibly earn, and the people of Earth, will never stop sharing files.
The internet is ours, and we must keep them from taking control. When it happens, do not say that xxxOBSCENExxx did not warn you it was coming. Instead of allowing our fates to be decided, let's get involved. Call your local government offices, tell them that net neutrality, regulations of bandwidth, and the crack downs on file sharers is not the way to go, if they want to keep their posts. Inform your family and friends about it, explain how it works, and whom really gains the most from file sharing, the people, especially those whom are less fortunate.
Each person that tells five family members, and makes one call to their representatives, is one voice stronger in our defense. After all, it's not what file sharing can do for you, it's what you can do for file sharing. It's about freedom, it's about rights, and it's about your children's future. Will they grow up with a free and open internet? Or will they be regulated upon which content they can see, and taxed upon usage? Not by the parents, but by the governing body. Do you want your kids growing up in a one voiced, one world government? I really doubt that, and it's time people realize what's going on.
In the road that µTorrent is heading in, will possibly cause it to be followed by other torrent clients, to decimate the mainstream. Write a letter to uTorrent, tell them that this is NOT the way to go. Contact Ludvieg Strigeus himself, via his personal email, [email protected]
, and tell him why he should not head in this direction. Once again and always, unlike the other blogs or news casts, I'm keeping you informed, with facts about the agendas and plots conspired against us. Unlike that other file sharing article service, ET Articles will never forget who we represent.
November 1st, 2009Posted by: Date:
Sunday, November 1st, 2009
|very good read. thnx obs.|
|another gr8 article bud,i will keep spreading the gospel and continue harassing my Representative on maters of file sharing|
|posted by (2009-11-02 03:14:10)|
|Long live freedom|
Long live P2P
Long live ET
|posted by (2009-11-02 04:46:28)|
|Im not throttled anyways, neener neener neener!! LOL Good write as usual!!|
|Awesome Article Obs and very useful for torrent users.|
|For those interested in settings for uTP in uTorrent, see extract below|
BTW, hereâ€™s a quick FYI from the utorrent forums for anyone wondering what the transport disposition field controls and how:
For ut 1.8.3 & 1.9 bt.transp_disposition is a bitfield, so the following numbers can be ADDED or used on their own to get the desired effect:
4 â€“ incoming TCP
8 â€“ incoming uTP
1 â€“ outgoing TCP
2 â€“ outgoing uTP
5 â€“ TCP incoming + outgoing only (uTP disabled)
10 â€“ uTP only
13 â€“ TCP incoming + outgoing with uTP outgoing only (*1.8.3 default)
15 â€“ both TCP and uTP, incoming + outgoing (*1.9 default)
13â€™s the recommended setting for utorrent 1.8.3 and 15 for uTorrent 1.9
Try these if throttling isn't right for you :D
|posted by (2009-11-02 11:36:16)|
|Thanks Obs, I will defiantly check my settings. From 2:30am until 4:30pm I am getting 3MB up 500kps down. From 4:30pm until 2:30am I am getting 30kps up and 30kps down. I usually pause torrents between those hours or my connection is not worth being on. My provider is not the one throttling me. I have a (promised 5mg up and 1 mg down) third party provider that by Canadian law has to run on Bells Lines. Bell is the one doing the throttling and all third party providers have no say or recourse. Yes you could go with cable but then your dealing with another corporation. Give me the little guys every time, I am used to this. I have stated this before but the the new tracker that is being used (for now) are slipping under the radar and are currently not getting throttled. I have only seen this tracker by itself used once.|
The newly released Genocide tracker:
|Genocide was a temporary replacement, for genesis and nemesis, which will be removed ASAP, as nemesis and genesis are about to start running again :P I recommend all use genesis and nemesis and forget Genocide for now, it will be our little secret, in case another major tracker is yet again shut down.|
|Thanks very much for the great article. I too was disappointed to see TorrentFreak propagating uTP as if it was something good for the users.|
I've had lots of problems with my torrents when a vodafone entered the swarm and suddenly my uTorrent 1.8.3 halved the upload speed from 80 Kb/s to about 40 Kb/s. I have banned that user a couple of times, but he had a dynamic IP. After some searching I discovered that it was the uTP because he was running a 2.0 Beta on a not-so-good ISP, and uTP is implemented in 1.8 onwards. And I wasn't too pleased that a sinle peer ruined an Initial Seeding, because he literally hurt the entire swarm.
Thanks for the tip on how to disable uTP. Will implement it, because I was very disappointed in 2.0's behavior and TF's article which made it look like a good invention.
|Gr8 write as always OBS, well done!|
appreciate your works.
|I'll stick w/v.1.6.1|
|you just dont know who you can trust these days|
|A very good read indeed... at first my uploads were at there max of 100kb.. that's max from where i live and the last two ups sat constent on 60kb... so there is my first issue with 2.0 and the fact that one of my uploads was showing 300,000 leechers.. yeah right! i'm not that popular so there is the second fault i've come across.. myself i really do need a good working utorrent because some of my uploads do gather a fair few jumping on.. so i'm going backwards and scraping 2.0 alltogether.. i don't know why these idiots keep claiming better product when the one they got previous and previous again and again.. they should of stopped at 1.6 it's almost faultless.. just for a name... i wonder myself.. Cheers|
|Yeah bubanee I use 1.6 as well. Nothing compares to it :D|