how to control upload data in bittorrent clients

Morgan Wesström freebsd-questions at
Sun Feb 7 09:51:24 UTC 2010

RW wrote:
> On Sat, 06 Feb 2010 23:14:45 +0100
> Morgan Wesström <freebsd-questions at> wrote:
>>> 1)  in the transmission web   it showing  downloading is 10  kbps
>>> to 30 kbps    but uploading  it shows  50 to 92 kbps my question
>>> is  is it possible to  limit the uploading data rate , how can I do
>>> this ?
>> Check out Daniel Hartmeier's excellent article on how to prioritize
>> TCP ACKs (and other traffic). It will explain what you experience and
>> solve the problem for you.
> It's a good idea to handle this from within  transmission too.
> Rate limiting works best at the TCP level.

Well, the thing is that if you prioritize your TCP ACKs you won't have
to do any rate limiting within transmission. You can then use your full
upload and download simultaneously. Don't you want to use the bandwidth
you pay for? :-)

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