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Seedboxes in action!!!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:16 pm
by LANjackal
So I wrote that seedbox article back in the day, but I don't think I'd ever seen one in action before just now. Or at least if I had, not as fast as this. Then again my connection speed is over 6X what it was back then ... here's the screenshot from my uTorrent:

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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW *head spinning* I'm beginning to wonder why I hadn't done this before, lol. Oh yeah, no money for a faster connection. Right.

I know it's a seedbox because the source domain is one of those I wrote about.

Also, I can hear my USB2.0 HDD thrashing loudly, so this probably isn't good in the long run.

Other amazing speed screenshots also welcome.

Re: Seedboxes in action!!!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:28 pm
by folding
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Re: Seedboxes in action!!!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:51 pm
by IceCube
I'm just glad I brought this to everyones attention. I figured the potential benefits were definitely there and it's nice to see that the potential benefits are seen in reality too. :)

Re: Seedboxes in action!!!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:52 pm
by Fartingbob
My connection has never been fast enough to test the seed boxes speeds, but a year or 2 ago when i was in some of the bigger private trackers (i have since dramatically changed my views on them, but thats another story) There was 5 or 6 very prolific seeders with averages of 5-15MB/s. Of course, since they used to seed the big TV, films and games, so it would probably be split amoung hundreds of peers.
Occasionally you see truely crazy upload speeds reported on newzbin.com (which says the average upload speed based on when first and last files are posted). Seedboxes arent that useful for usenet, but the more people that buy them, the bigger it'll become and the cheaper it'll get. That'll filter down into more BT trackers with uber seeders.

Re: Seedboxes in action!!!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:06 pm
by LANjackal
IceCube wrote:I'm just glad I brought this to everyones attention. I figured the potential benefits were definitely there and it's nice to see that the potential benefits are seen in reality too. :)
Yeah thanks a lot for that, IC :) Props.

EDIT: *.edu domains are also helpful too :), though not nearly as much. And the torrent's Swedish peers make me look stupid. I topped out at 2.3 MB/s down, they're at 2.8.

Re: Seedboxes in action!!!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:35 pm
by Nutty-Slack
LANjackal wrote:EDIT: *.edu domains are also helpful too, though not nearly as much. And the torrent's Swedish peers make me look stupid. I topped out at 2.3 MB/s down, they're at 2.8.

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First time i've ever seen the download meter on Azureus read "MB/s" instead of "KB/s".
The highlighted 887KB/s was a european educational facility and the 105KB/s above was a 'regular' Swedish peer (those are much more common, and much appreciated!).

Actual 'seedbox' sightings are rarer than rocking-horse doody, for me at least. :(
(I only use two - reasonably low-key - private sites with any regularity)

Re: Seedboxes in action!!!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:41 pm
by explicit
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Re: Seedboxes in action!!!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:50 pm
by ejonesss
where is the seedboxes located? on a hosting server or your own pc? meaning is a seed box something you have to download or operate from your own connection or does it live on a hosting service?

and can they download too so if they are on a server somewhere instead of on your connection i can download the file without the risk of the anti p2p?

Re: Seedboxes in action!!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:26 pm
by sonnentier
ejonesss wrote:where is the seedboxes located? on a hosting server or your own pc? meaning is a seed box something you have to download or operate from your own connection or does it live on a hosting service?
Well, when we talk about seedboxes we usually mean the ones standing in datacentres at hosting firms connected to high speed internet access. However you could of course also set up a seedbox as a home-server, e.g. to seed in another room without having your PC to be switched on.

ejonesss wrote:and can they download too so if they are on a server somewhere instead of on your connection i can download the file without the risk of the anti p2p?
You can both download and upload, it's a torrent client on a server. Of course if you downloaded something to your seedbox, you still have to transfer it to your local computer to use it. I am not sure about the risk of Anti-P2P - probably they can also get the information who the server belongs to, so they would still be able to identify you.

Re: Seedboxes in action!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:16 am
by LANjackal
OK, this isn't a BT seedbox, but I'm guessing it's NOT someone's home PC, lol. This is a screenshot from an mIRC download:

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