ability for vuze to identify peers that only leech
would be nice for vuze to identify peers in the swarm that are only leeching and not sharing..and alert the user to this activity and give the user the ability to ban that user either for a limited time or forever
how it would do this is...it would keep track of how much data a partiticular peer has sent..and if its below a certain amount over a certain period of time..they that client is most likely only leeching
this is very wide spread with XUNLEI clients
Internet User commented
Maybe this idea should be combined with this one http://vote.vuze.com/forums/170588-general/suggestions/12440226-strengthen-overall-network-by-downloading-random-t
without the banning aspect. Vuze should aim to create an equal balance with built in limiters to prevent more downloads than up-loads. The strengthen network feature will probably help users to always have something to passively seed in addition to what they have actively already downloaded.
true..but if your trying to get a download and you have it on for like 2 days...at minimum..that peer should have uploaded atleast 10-20mbs in that amount of time
plus for anyone running vuze..you could have the clients able to communicated with each other on peers in the swarm not seeding to any one of the clients
AdminVuze (CEO / Founder, Vuze) commented
Somewhat difficult to do this in practice - the only way you can tell if a peer is uploading data is if it actually uploads to you. So to detect this you would have to be running an incomplete download, or at least pretend to be incomplete. You also can't guarantee that a peer will upload to you when connected as it will have a limited number of upload slots that may be allocated to other peers in the swarm. So in anything other than a very small swarm (incomplete peers <= estimated number of upload slots the peer has) you'd need to guess the chance of them uploading to you (based on incomplete peer count and estimated optimistic unchoke period for the peer).
Someone could go and write a plugin to experiment I guess