Wednesday, 14 December 2005

Torrent hack and Ajax

Hey again. There's much happening at, such as Torrentfreaks guide to speeding up torrents. The guide doesn't contain old advice such as, "cap your maximum upload rate at 80% of your ISPs upload rate", (if you didnt know; do it!) it also contains a helpful link to a SP2 TCP/IP max connections hack. In other words, a legit program that safely lets you manually set the number of half-open connections.
Let me explain; Windows SP2 limits the number of half-open connections or SYN to a maximum of 10 (the previous being 65,000), the purpose being - it is supposed to slow down virus spread as their methods are to spread to a number of random IP's. The consequences of having a limited amount of connections is that it affects some software such as P2P clients and Bittorent clients. Enough technical jargon-talk if you want, click here to read all about it. After going through the guide and installing the TCP/IP hack, my downloads increased by a considerable amount, so based on experience; it's worth a try.

If you haven't heard of AJAX lately you have been living under a rock. AJAX or Asynchronous JavaScript + XML :
isn’t a technology. It’s really several technologies, each flourishing in its own right, coming together in powerful new ways.
To read an article on the basics of AJAX, click here.
Christmas is coming up, somebody get me a Oculas :)

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