I hate Comcast! Those fuckers are really getting on my nerves. I mean what the hell is this supposed to be? WTF?
I haven’t seen decreases speeds lately, but then again I don’t download that much. I was seeding files just yesterday, and my ratio was 1.6 on both big ISO’s. So perhaps this is just regional and not everyone has their traffic shaped with Sandvine yet. Anyone around here has Comcast? How are your torrent speeds lately?
Sigh… The day your ISP starts meddling with traffic shaping bullshit is the day you should start looking for a new ISP. And not just because downloading torrents will suck – because of the principle. No one is going to tell me what can or can’t I do with the bandwidth I pay for.
Oh wait… Comcast and Sanvine pwnt:
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp –dport $TORRENT_CLIENT_PORT –tcp-flags RST RST -j DROP
I haven’t tried it but supposedly works. If you drop the RST packets sent to your torrent port the seeding issue goes away. Then encryption should fix the rest.
Actually, on the second thought dropping RST packets may not be a good idea, as there are legitimate reasons for sending them. Use at your own risk.
[tags]comcast, comcast sucks, fuck comcast, isp, traffic shaping, comcast throttling bittorrent[/tags]