Minimum Download rate

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Minimum Download rate

Post by Tame » 2004-04-02 07:51

It would be so useful to be able to set a minimum download rate, especially when you have a very fast connection and dont want to download something at say 880B/s when you could find another user to download it from at 30KB/s.

I'm not sure exactly how this would work, but simply it would close the connection and remove the user from the queue who is giving you a bad speed. Clearly you dont want to Remove the source as it may just be a bad moment for that source. I would suggest that it remove the source apon repeated offences (number set by the user).

Tell me what you think guys.

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Post by IntraDream » 2004-04-02 10:14

I had a feature like this in an old version of IDC Pre multisource code. it was much like you have laid out.. there was a DMDS(Default Min Download Speed) then u could also set the MDS manually for each transfer.. if there was more then one source available it would try the next source if the speed was below the MDS for > 5 or 10(i forget) seconds(in a row). This must already be in the request tracker and it should be in dc++ cause it is a nice option to have.. this along with auto alternate search was what made me realize i loved the dc network and its about the time i dowloaded 500 albums within a month. the main problem is switching sources tons of times leaves more room for corupt files(until hashing is more wide spread) . but once hashing is out there will really be no need for this because i assume (Safe) multisource will be present in all clients so i dunno that arnet would spend the time to add this. Unless its already available .. i really have no clue.. i dont use dc++... but i agree that untill multisource is availavle in dc++ that this option should be..

For big files with 20+ available sources i used to set the MDS to 100K normally would find at least one so that was sweet.

Tim-

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Post by Tame » 2004-04-03 19:05

I looked and looked for it in the formal requests and i could not find it. Perhaps i was just not using the right words to search for. If there is one thing i have to say about this forum software it makes it really hard to search effectivly for something. (or maybe i am just lame).

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Post by GargoyleMT » 2004-04-03 19:41

Tame wrote:If there is one thing i have to say about this forum software it makes it really hard to search effectivly for something. (or maybe i am just lame).


No, not lame. However, there's a topic:
"Automatically Dropping Slow users"

Also, this isn't the official place to request features, it's supposed to be a place to talk about controversial ones. Just check out my sticky post at the top... I wrote it to be informative. :wink:

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Post by Tame » 2004-04-03 20:16

Ahh ok well hopefully it will be included in the next version of DC++ which would be nice :)

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Post by GargoyleMT » 2004-04-04 11:46

Tame wrote:well hopefully it will be included in the next version of DC++

Just about everyone who requests a feature thinks or says the same. It makes it rather hard to meet everyone's expectations. :wink:

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Post by Tame » 2004-04-04 11:53

dont worry most of us dont get to pissed off when they are not met.

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Post by Guitarm » 2004-04-04 12:03

Tame wrote:dont worry most of us dont get to pissed off when they are not met.
Good. My guess is that if everyone could deliver a patch of their brand new shiny feature would be havin a better chance.

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Post by Tame » 2004-04-04 12:07

Well i owuld but i really cant be arsed to learn c++ which i assume its written in.

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Post by Todi » 2004-04-04 12:29

Tame wrote:Well i owuld but i really cant be arsed to learn c++ which i assume its written in.

Just as most people who do know c++ can't be arsed to fulfill every silly featurerequest out there :lol:

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Post by GargoyleMT » 2004-04-04 12:30

Tame wrote:dont worry most of us dont get to pissed off when they are not met.

:) Well, I'd like to be able to make most people happy (the features that I think belong in DC++ ), so it's glad to know that not everyone's super-insistent that I use my time to code their feature immediately. =)

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Post by Tame » 2004-04-04 12:54

/me puts on a tyrantical voice

:twisted: YOU must put in all of you time to include all the features that i want without delay! :twisted:

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Post by TheParanoidOne » 2004-04-04 13:12

You forgot to add "Mwuhahah!" :)
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Post by Tame » 2004-04-06 13:50

oh yeah doh!

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