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torrential downpour

So, I have recovered from my humilation at the hands of evil internet fraudsters, and am looking for torrents! For some reason I didn't even have to do much configuring - I just opened the ports in the OS X firewall and that was it. I downloaded an episode of Scrubs really quickly this morning, but now I'm downloading Wonderfalls (having heard such good things about it from many of you), but it's really, really slow. Any ideas on what I could do to speed things up? I'm only downloading from two peers,so that could be it, but still, it's only about 4Kps. Scrubs was so fast earlier (and really, really funny too "Katja, my pillow girlfriend." Hee!).


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Sep. 2nd, 2004 01:41 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, Wonderfalls has been online so long that not many people are seeding the episodes anymore, and you need a lot of seeds to get good speed. Scrubs was blazingly fast because it just aired and has only been online for a few days, so there are still a lot of people sharing and downloading it.

If you end up liking Wonderfalls (and keep in mind that the unaired episodes, 5-13, are better than the four aired ones), you should also check out Dead Like Me, which is the show creator Bryan Fuller did before Wonderfalls.
Sep. 3rd, 2004 07:17 am (UTC)
I find that some trackers don't play nicely with the official port-range for Torrent. (This means things are Broken, but that's a rant for a different time). So instead of just port-forwarding from my router to the machine I was running BT on, I had to stick the entire machine outside the firewall, increasing my speed from 3-5 Kps to 30-40 and my unhappiness factor at least 300%. You could consider trying turning off your firewall briefly just to see if the speed picks up after a few minutes, that'll tell you if the problem is with the lack of seeds or port abuse: because you're running a (hopefully fully updated) OS X system, I doubt you're likely to be compromised by a worm, which are nearly always tailored to MS Windows.
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