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#1 intermission

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:51 AM

Hi all,

 

I've been using AirVPN for a few months now. When it works, the speeds are ok. But I have a recurring problem that I haven't been able to resolve.

 

1. Connect to server (using either Eddie or OpenVPN client)

2. Begin torrenting

3. Speeds are fine for about 10-60 seconds, then slows to almost zero kbps. The connection does not 'disconnect', but no web pages load and torrent speeds reduce to nothing.

4. I manually disconnect and then reconnect, speeds are fine for another few seconds and then they slow down again.

 

Sometimes I get lucky(?) and I stay connected at proper speeds for 24 or even 48+ hours. But eventually I get the above problem and have to try a bunch of servers or keep reconnecting until it magically works.

 

Is torreting causing this? Are the servers detecting my torrent traffic and killing my speeds?

 

My environment:

Win Server 2012

Eddie & OpenVPN

utorrent

 

I've tried a wide range of servers from different countries. I haven't found any servers that don't show this behavior.

 

 

Thanks in advance



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:54 PM

Did you try another torrent client? Have you correctly configured your current one following the guides around here (disable uTP, etc.)?

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#3 cm0s

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 03:48 AM

they do on my boxes and it seems to not matter which app i use

if i'd read a manual i'm sure one might tell me about a setting to limit

something somewhere

 

but not gonna do that, plenty of boxes around so i just use a separate box to grab

the shows/movies and then:

# python2 -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000

 

then from another box to grab said file:

# wget http://192.168.1.101:8000/kewlshow.mkv



#4 iampd

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 03:16 PM

Can you share your torrent client's config? Have you disabled upnp, set static port for connection, enabled/disabled dht/pex...etc. ?
For best performance, add forwarded ports in the client area of your profile. Use those ports in your torrent client to connect, otherwise most of the connections wont be possible and you'll get poor performance, as it wont be able to connect to enough peers.

https://airvpn.org/faq/p2p/

 

 



#5 jean claud

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

Maybe your utorrent settings ...

 

Please download install and make a try with

 

Tixati

 

or

 

Qbittorrent

 

Hi all,

 

I've been using AirVPN for a few months now. When it works, the speeds are ok. But I have a recurring problem that I haven't been able to resolve.

 

1. Connect to server (using either Eddie or OpenVPN client)

2. Begin torrenting

3. Speeds are fine for about 10-60 seconds, then slows to almost zero kbps. The connection does not 'disconnect', but no web pages load and torrent speeds reduce to nothing.

4. I manually disconnect and then reconnect, speeds are fine for another few seconds and then they slow down again.

 

Sometimes I get lucky(?) and I stay connected at proper speeds for 24 or even 48+ hours. But eventually I get the above problem and have to try a bunch of servers or keep reconnecting until it magically works.

 

Is torreting causing this? Are the servers detecting my torrent traffic and killing my speeds?

 

My environment:

Win Server 2012

Eddie & OpenVPN

utorrent

 

I've tried a wide range of servers from different countries. I haven't found any servers that don't show this behavior.

 

 

Thanks in advance



#6 cm0s

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:59 AM

here's my .rtorrent.rc config 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 = 50
max_peers = 80

# Same as above but for seeding completed torrents (-1 = same as downloading)
min_peers_seed = 1
max_peers_seed = 50

# Maximum number of uploads single torrent may use
max_uploads = 4

# Maximum number of simultaneous downloads
max_downloads_global = 10
# Maximum number of simultaneous uploads
max_uploads_global = 20

# Global upload and download rate in KiB. "0" for unlimited.
download_rate = 0
upload_rate = 50

# Default directory to save the downloaded torrents.
directory = ~/d0wnz

# Default session directory. Make sure you don't run multiple instance
# of rtorrent using the same session directory. Perhaps using a
# relative path?
session = ~/d0wnz

# Watch a directory for new torrents, and stop those that have been
# deleted.
schedule = watch_directory,5,5,load_start=./rtactive/*.torrent
schedule = tied_directory,6,5,start_tied=
schedule = untied_directory,7,5,stop_untied=

# Close torrents when diskspace is low.
schedule = low_diskspace,5,60,close_low_diskspace=2000M

# Periodically save session data
#schedule = session_save,240,300,session_save=

# Enable the default ratio group.
ratio.enable=
# Change the limits, the defaults should be sufficient.
# Upload to a minimum ratio of 4.0
ratio.min.set=400
# Upload to a maximum ratio of 20.0
ratio.max.set=2000
# Upload a minimum of 250 MB
ratio.upload.set=250M

# When seeding ratio is reached close the torrent
system.method.set = group.seeding.ratio.command, d.close=

# Move files to ./unsorted when download completes
system.method.set_key = event.download.finished,move_complete,"d.set_directory=~/d0wnz/;execute=mv,-n,$d.get_base_path=,~/d0wnz/"

# Port range to use for listening.
port_range = 60125-64125

# Start opening ports at a random position within the port range.
port_random = yes

# fixed diskspace properly reported...
check_hash = yes

# 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,try_outgoing,enable_retry

# Sort the main view by ratio
view.sort_current = main,greater=d.get_ratio=
view.sort_new = main,less=d.get_ratio=
view.sort = main

# Sort the seeding view by the upload rate and only show torrents with peers
view.sort_current = seeding,greater=d.get_up_rate=
view.filter = seeding,"and=d.get_complete=,d.get_peers_connected="
view.sort_new = seeding,less=d.get_up_rate=
view.sort = seeding

# Sort the leeching view by name
view.sort_current = leeching,greater=d.get_name=
view.sort_new = leeching,greater=d.get_name=
view.sort = leeching

# Filter the active view by connected peers
view.sort_current = active,less=d.get_name=
view.sort_new = leeching,less=d.get_name=
view.filter = active,d.get_peers_connected=
view.sort = active

schedule = sort_main,11,5,view.sort=main
schedule = sort_seeding,12,5,view.sort=seeding
schedule = sort_leeching,13,5,view.sort=leeching
schedule = sort_active,14,5,view.sort=active

# 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 = 63425

# Enable peer exchange (for torrents not marked private)
#
peer_exchange = yes



#7 cm0s

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:08 AM

to use rtorrnet basics are:

 

right click a magnet link

copy magnet link

launch rtorrent from your terminal

hit the 'enter' key

paste url, enter again

hit the arrow 'up' key

you'll see two dots show up next to your torrent

it hasn't started yet

hit 'ctrl+s' that will start the torrent

once done 'ctrl+q' to quit



#8 intermission

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:35 AM

Thanks for the advice everyone. I think it was uTP as suggested. Disabling improved speeds and I did not "soft-disconnect".

 

And I've finally remade my downloading VM. It's now Ubuntu server, with OpenVPN and qBittorrent (uTP disabled) both running as a service at startup, along with Sonarr. Working great, no disconnects or speed drops so far!







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