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 From:  "Sancho2k.net Lists" <lists at sancho2k dot net>
 To:  Bryan Marc Schaubach <omschaub at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Why I left M0N0Wall
 Date:  Sat, 26 Mar 2005 13:20:20 -0700
Bryan Marc Schaubach wrote:

> Just run the latest beta version of Azureus ( and download a
> popular release of Linux

Is this something specific to the Azureus client? Do you see the same
behavior using other clients?

I use "some other" BT torrent client on Linux and haven't seen problems
like you describe. True, a ping flood against the m0n0wall will be
throttled, which fits in line that "a billion icmp echo requests a
second is not legitimate traffic" and *should* be throttled.

As for what Azureus is doing, maybe its stupid, or maybe its something
in the bittorrent protocol that the freebsd kernel networking components
will have to be adjusted to handle better. A ping -f is a poor
troubleshooting tool to determine that though. Using a tool like iperf,
what sort of real packet loss / speeds do you see with TCP or UDP
*through* the m0n0wall? The compare this to the same measurements
*through* your clarkconnect and see if there is really that significant
of a difference.