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Encrypt your Torrents

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Canada ISP’s and torrents

You like torrent’s for TV shows and other stuff. You recently found it’s been slower than usual. Is this you and you’re wondering why? Turns out almost all Canadian ISP’s are now shaping torrent traffic to some degree or another. Thankfully people are working on a solution.

“The list of ISP’s that limit BitTorrent traffic, or plan to do so is growing every day, and according to the BBC, the ‘bandwidth war’ has begun.

Are you not sure if your traffic is being throttled Check the list of bad ISP’s.

But there is a solution. Encrypting your torrents will prevent throttling ISP’s from shaping your traffic. I will explain how to enable encryption in Azureus, uTorrent, and Bitcomet, the three most popular torrent clients.”

Sidenote: Transmission on the Mac automatically has encryption turned on I believe.

Screenshot of above table (larger) | http://torrentfreak.com/how-to-encrypt-bittorrent-traffic/

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