'Ono' - New Azureus Plugin Increases Download Speeds by 883%?

LazyLion

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http://www.zeropaid.com/news/9455/'Ono'+-+New+Azureus+Plugin+Increases+Download+Speeds+by+883%?

Experimental plugin uses CDN info to proactively find nearby peers, leading to a better response time and significantly improved download speeds.

Everybody in the BitTorrent community is always looking for ways to improve their download speeds. From the general methods like proper configuration and port forwarding to the more dubious like BitTyrant for example, the practice of ensuring maximum download speeds is an ongoing one.

So it's very interesting to learn that two researchers at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science have discovered a new way to increase BitTorrent transfer speeds. Fabián E. Bustamante, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and Ph.D. student David Choffnes, together developed Ono - a plugin for the Azureus BitTorrent client.

"Finding nearby computers for transferring data may seem like a simple thing to do," says Choffnes, "but the problem is that the Internet doesn't have a Google Map. Every computer may have an address, but it doesn't tell you whether the machine is close to you."

Ono – Hawaiian for "delicious” – proactively finds and connects to peers that are closest to you. This leads to a better response time and significantly improved download speeds according to their reports.

"We identify those peers that are near you by reusing network measurements from content distribution networks (CDNs), i.e. without performing extensive path measurement or probing," they write.

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Maybe we should all switch back to Torrents? :p
 

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http://tech.slashdot.org/tech/08/05/05/155236.shtml

ISPs & P2P, Getting Along Without Getting Cozy

"Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a way to ease the tension between ISPs and P2P users. As we all know, there's been a growing tension between Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and their customers' P2P file-sharing services, and this has driven service providers to forcefully reduce P2P traffic at the expense of unhappy subscribers and the risk of government investigations. Recently, some ISPs have tried to fix the problem through partnerships with certain P2P applications. The Ono project represents an alternative solution: a software service that allows P2P clients to efficiently identify nearby peers, without requiring any kind of cozy relationship between ISPs and P2P users. Using results collected from over 150,000 users, they have found that their system locates peers along paths that have two orders of magnitude lower latency and 30% lower loss rates than those picked at random by BitTorrent, and that these high-quality paths can lead to significant improvements in transfer rates. In challenged settings where peers are overloaded in terms of available bandwidth, Ono provides a 31% average download-rate improvement; in environments with large available bandwidth, Ono increases download rates by 207% on average (and improves median rates by 883%). Ono is available as a plugin for the Azureus BitTorrent client, an open tracker and an standalone service you can integrate into any P2P system."
 

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Seeing as, for some strange reason, :rolleyes: you've omitted any linkage to the app/plugin, it's here. DL link (with options for various versions) here and, leaving no stone unturned, it's an official plugin too.
 

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I would use torrents more if the WebAfrica 30GB @ R199 still existed :D
 

Scooby_Doo

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don't think that would work here, who uploads anything more than just the minimum setting that they have to, to get it to work?
 

LazyLion

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Seeing as, for some strange reason, :rolleyes: you've omitted any linkage to the app/plugin, it's here. DL link (with options for various versions) here and, leaving no stone unturned, it's an official plugin too.

The link to the app was in the first article. I posted it mainly for the news aspect, not to promote the software otherwise I should have posted it under hardware and software. I'm sure ppl would have found it if they really wanted it. but thanks for the links anyway. ;)
 
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