College LANs

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  1. bStiffler582

    bStiffler582 New Member

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    So you're not supposed to use file sharing programs over college LANs. BitTorrent works but it's incredibly SLOW. Anyone know what to do to change this? I think you're supposed to open a port or something but I'm not sure.
     
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    It's probably that way for a reason.
     
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    bStiffler582 New Member

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    Oh absolutley but BT has legit uses as well, and trying to DL a Linux DVD image at ~3 Kb/s is pretty dicouraging.
     
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    then stop trying to bypass their restrictions and use the way that is approved by the college.
     
  5. et3rnul

    et3rnul OT Supporter

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    Unfortunately you're gonna have download it the old fashioned way.
     
  6. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    there are plenty of other places to dl linux images other than from torrents. albeit it may not be as theoretically as fast as the p2p fanning of torrents, but it will be better than your crippled 3kBs torrent capabilities...
     
  7. MSA

    MSA You're gonna be the one that saves me, And after a

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    see if they have a dc++ server and that will improve your dl'ing speeds
     
  8. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    The probably packet shape you. You could try turning on transport encryption in Azureus and see if that gets around it.

    Also, check whether your school (or anything else local) hosts an Ubuntu mirror. A big ISP here does, so if I grab it from their server, it's faster than torrenting.
     

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