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 From:  "Donald Deacon" <donald at 501 dot co dot za>
 To:  "'Chris Buechler'" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>, "'m0n0wall list'" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: 1.2b5+ BitTorrent problem
 Date:  Sun, 27 Mar 2005 12:39:40 +0100

My CPU stayed at about 25% with an average DL speed of 1.5 Mbps on
Monowall's traffic Graph, assuming I've done the test procedure correctly.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Buechler [mailto:cbuechler at gmail dot com] 
Sent: 26 March 2005 20:48
To: m0n0wall list
Subject: 1.2b5+ BitTorrent problem

Seems that any of the 5.3-based betas have an issue with handling huge
numbers of packets.  BitTorrent is one easy way to replicate the

With a 4501 and 1.2b7, downloading about 400 KBps and uploading 2-3
KBps on BitTorrent pegs the CPU on m0n0wall at 100%.  With 1.2b3 and
earlier I used BT without any issues.

To replicate, get any BT client and download a torrent like:

Azureus seemed to be the worst, pegging it at 100% all the time.  ABC
client kept it around 96-100%, still way higher than it should be for
that amount of traffic.  Was steadily 390-410 KBps down and 2-3 KBps
up on both.

(all throughput numbers in B, bytes)

Can anyone else confirm or deny?