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bias torrents to local seeds

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:31 am
by felix
Hi all
Does anyone know of a torrent program which will bias torrents to local seeds? Presently using uTorrent.
Cheers,
F

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:12 am
by CoreyPlover
No, but you may wish to keep an eye on a new technology called P4P (stands for Proactive network Provider Participation for P2P). It aims to minimise the number of hops required for the transfers by choosing the most local peers first.

I initially thought this would be an extension to the P2P protocol and implemented by client programs but it seems that it is more complex then this and requires involvement by the ISP to provide information to the P2P network to optimize traffic flow. You can try reading http://developers.slashdot.org/article. ... 14/1343215 for some more info