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  1. #1

    Good .rtorrent.rc


    I've been trying to adjust my rtorrent.rc settings, but I'm not sure, that I've got the best settings, that I can get.

    Can anybody try to help me adjust my rtorrent settings for better performance?

    I'm having a 10/10 mbit connection.

    This is my rtorrent.rc file:

    # This is an example resource file for rTorrent. Copy to
    # ~/.rtorrent.rc and enable/modify the options as needed. Remember to
    # uncomment the options you wish to enable.
    # Maximum and minimum number of peers to connect to per torrent.
    #min_peers = 40
    max_peers = 80
    # Same as above but for seeding completed torrents (-1 = same as downloading)
    min_peers_seed = 10
    max_peers_seed = 30
    # Maximum number of simultanious uploads per torrent.
    max_uploads = 5
    # Global upload and download rate in KiB. "0" for unlimited.
    download_rate = 8704
    upload_rate = 4096
    # Default directory to save the downloaded torrents.
    directory = Download
    # Default session directory. Make sure you don't run multiple instance
    # of rtorrent using the same session directory. Perhaps using a
    # relative path?
    session = Download/.session
    # Watch a directory for new torrents, and stop those that have been
    # deleted.
    schedule = watch_directory,5,5,load_start=Download/watch/*.torrent
    #schedule = untied_directory,5,5,stop_untied=
    # Close torrents when diskspace is low.
    #schedule = low_diskspace,5,60,close_low_diskspace=100M
    # Stop torrents when reaching upload ratio in percent,
    # when also reaching total upload in bytes, or when
    # reaching final upload ratio in percent.
    # example: stop at ratio 2.0 with at least 200 MB uploaded, or else ratio 20.0
    #schedule = ratio,60,60,"stop_on_ratio=200,200M,2000"
    # The ip address reported to the tracker.
    ip =
    #ip =
    # The ip address the listening socket and outgoing connections is
    # bound to.
    bind =
    #bind =
    # Port range to use for listening.
    port_range = 49164-49164
    # Start opening ports at a random position within the port range.
    port_random = no
    # Check hash for finished torrents. Might be usefull until the bug is
    # fixed that causes lack of diskspace not to be properly reported.
    #check_hash = no
    # Set whetever the client should try to connect to UDP trackers.
    use_udp_trackers = yes
    # Alternative calls to bind and ip that should handle dynamic ip's.
    #schedule = ip_tick,0,1800,ip=rakshasa
    #schedule = bind_tick,0,1800,bind=rakshasa
    # Encryption options, set to none (default) or any combination of the following:
    # allow_incoming, try_outgoing, require, require_RC4, enable_retry, prefer_plaintext
    # The example value allows incoming encrypted connections, starts unencrypted
    # outgoing connections but retries with encryption if they fail, preferring
    # plaintext to RC4 encryption after the encrypted handshake
    encryption = allow_incoming,enable_retry,prefer_plaintext
    # Enable DHT support for trackerless torrents or when all trackers are down.
    # May be set to "disable" (completely disable DHT), "off" (do not start DHT),
    # "auto" (start and stop DHT as needed), or "on" (start DHT immediately).
    # The default is "off". For DHT to work, a session directory must be defined.
    # dht = auto
    # UDP port to use for DHT. 
    #dht_port = 6881
    # Enable peer exchange (for torrents not marked private)
    # peer_exchange = yes
    # Do not modify the following parameters unless you know what you're doing.
    # Hash read-ahead controls how many MB to request the kernel to read
    # ahead. If the value is too low the disk may not be fully utilized,
    # while if too high the kernel might not be able to keep the read
    # pages in memory thus end up trashing.
    #hash_read_ahead = 10
    # Interval between attempts to check the hash, in milliseconds.
    #hash_interval = 100
    # Number of attempts to check the hash while using the mincore status,
    # before forcing. Overworked systems might need lower values to get a
    # decent hash checking rate.
    #hash_max_tries = 10

  2. #2
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    May 2009
    Big River, Sask, Canada
    I've never used rtorrent, but I share linux ISO's and frequently I only have 1 seed or 1 user using the torrent, so for my purposes your minimum would be too high. If you're sharing something in high demand, those may work for you.
    Registered Linux User #420832

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