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Old July 30th, 2004
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Unhappy Re: network monitoring

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Originally posted by LeeWare
There are a lot of people on these forums and others who have a lot of ideas about what it means to manage a network. In fact many of them will actually argue with you about particulars. Let me share this bit of knowledge with you as a person who is not only a real live network administrator but I work for a private industry ISP.

#1 P2P networks are heavly monitored by various organizations for not only child porn but for copyright violations.

#2 If you are using public infrastructure i.e. an ISP's IP address and you're communications with an anonymous public. You have a limited expectation of privacy. This is akin to publically walking naked and then complaining that other people can see you.

Ultimately, what I am trying to say is don't worry about it. Someone is always watching and waiting and will take the appropriate action at the appropriate time.
I'm not trying to tell anyone how to manage a network. I'm just an idealist - It is so seriously sad that cool ideas like P2P networks can be a portal for and proliferate child porn. People should care more but everyone just wants their downloads to be faster.
You bunch of sleepers!

So thanks for your assurance that someone is watching but I'm afraid I find it rather cold comfort -particularly given the laughability of your quote #1
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Old July 30th, 2004
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Default Re: Re: network monitoring

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I'm not trying to tell anyone how to manage a network. I'm just an idealist - It is so seriously sad that cool ideas like P2P networks can be a portal for and proliferate child porn. People should care more but everyone just wants their downloads to be faster.
You bunch of sleepers!

So thanks for your assurance that someone is watching but I'm afraid I find it rather cold comfort -particularly given the laughability of your quote #1
I'm not suggesting that you had any particular ideas about managing a network. Perhaps I too am an idealist because it's sad to me that the large majority of p2p users use the software for pirating content which has ruined to reputation of p2p. Guess what? The only things these people care about is how to make their downloads go faster!

Then when things go wrong people cry and moan about how unsecure the P2P networking infrastructure is and how this and that is an invasion of privacy.

Please.
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Old August 1st, 2004
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Default Test results

Lee, as requested, here are the test results relevant to my post. Completed transfers 259, Interrupted 229, Stalled 35.

Two further test periods produced similar figures, 203/225/25 and 225/217/19. Slightly different conditions for each period (although I doubt that they would contribute). For the first test, "show completed transfers" was activated - but not for the second. I did not access the Monitor tab at any time during either of these test periods, but did for the third, "show" being activated again.

I look forward to your interpretation of these figures. Thanks for your interest.
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Old August 2nd, 2004
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Hi, I am not new but was reading your thread. I know my personal IP is a 192.**, and that is what my administrator told me to allow in my firewall advanced rules. Are you saying that I should take that out and allow the ip that that link gives me? Any help is appreciated, as I am new to routering and a hardware firewall. I have a lot of files, and I see some do get them from me, but nowhere near how many are trying to get them. Sign me frustrated with new router/hardware firewall.
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Post Re: Test results

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Lee, as requested, here are the test results relevant to my post. Completed transfers 259, Interrupted 229, Stalled 35.

Two further test periods produced similar figures, 203/225/25 and 225/217/19. Slightly different conditions for each period (although I doubt that they would contribute). For the first test, "show completed transfers" was activated - but not for the second. I did not access the Monitor tab at any time during either of these test periods, but did for the third, "show" being activated again.

I look forward to your interpretation of these figures. Thanks for your interest.
Actually the results appear to be pretty normal to me. However, I would suggest that you look under the library tab after running for a few days and check the actualuploads/attempteduploads

This will give you an idea of which file are completing.

Hope this helps.
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Hi, I am not new but was reading your thread. I know my personal IP is a 192.**, and that is what my administrator told me to allow in my firewall advanced rules. Are you saying that I should take that out and allow the ip that that link gives me? Any help is appreciated, as I am new to routering and a hardware firewall. I have a lot of files, and I see some do get them from me, but nowhere near how many are trying to get them. Sign me frustrated with new router/hardware firewall.
A number of failed uploads is normal. If people are getting files off of your computer then we can assume that everything is working. The fact that some uploads fail again is normal.
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Old August 11th, 2004
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Default accepted as read

Thanx once again for your interest Lee.

If these results are normal then that's fine by me. Just expected to see a higher percentage of successful U/Ls.

As for actual v. attempted U/Ls, there was no clear trend, with very few files being "hit" a number of times without any success. Live and learn, eh?
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Old August 13th, 2004
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OK, I'm new to these forums, so I apologize if this problem has already been addressed.

When downloading, I will pick a song to download, but it says I need more sources, but the list of songs was generated a second ago. The source is right there! Also, while downloading a song, mostly on modem connections from other users, the downloading will just stop and then tell me that it is waiting for busy hosts, but shouldn't I be the one using the uploading slots from that user instead of waiting, I was downloading from them first. For reference, my version is the 4.1.3 beta version. Thanks for the help.
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Old August 13th, 2004
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Default Download Search problems

OK. This gives me joy, I too have the same problem. I do a search and before it's done try to do a 4 star download from multiple people and get told I have to find more sources. If I go and do a search again the same one pops up as available and yet I can't get a download off it. It doesen't come up busy. Though of late I am getting a tone of the "waiting for busy hosts" for like 4 or 6 hours and then their off line. Is there a way to expand bandwith or something that will help speed up my downloads when these folks are on line?? I have stuff that's almost 2 weeks old that is only downloading maybe 3% a time when they log on. Is this what pro is supposed to help with? I mean with having a cable modem I don't feel like my download times should be so slow or have so many probelms. Especially when I think that most of them are coming from cable too. Am I doing something wrong or just expecting too much from the "program"??? LOL I have been getting the feeling of late that I am expecting too much from several different things in my life.... SOOOO...

Arlene
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Old August 20th, 2004
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Default Feeling Robbed

I've gotten tired of getting the Awaiting sources msgs so I paid my 18.88 for pro hoping it would get better. It didn't.

The older versions of Limewire seemed to do a better job, what happened?

I've tried to follow the suggestions posts. Frankly they seem to be more confusing than helpful, block or not to block, 4 stars 2 stars, slow fast, force, push, pull, ping and pong...who freaking cares? I just want to download a couple files and I'm tired if it appearing in the searches and seeing my file still awaiting sources or waiting for busy hosts. C'mon the file is either available or not, crap or get off the pot!!
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