Release Date: June 13, 2009
Archive for the ‘p2p’ Category
This release fixes several outstanding issues with 1.8.
µTorrent will never exceed the half-open limit now. This resolves the issue where trackers would all go offline after a few hours and require restarting µTorrent. It also connects to as many peers in 1.7.7 in all circumstances, as the connection distribution system has been fixed.
Furthermore, the crash on Vista has finally been resolved!
We’ve worked around the NOD32 issue, but it’s still a nasty bug in NOD32 2.5/7 and you should really not use IMON, as the issue could potentially affect any program.
Yes. Finally. After a year of development, 1.8 has finally gone stable. The main major feature added is Teredo (see General preferences) and IPv6 support, but there’s a slew of smaller features, changes and improvements. The changelog is absolutely massive, so check it out down below.
The main features of this version are:
* Major Kad protocol improvements, like kad obfuscation, better NAT handling, direct callbacks, flood protections, etc.
* Several changes to the message system to get rid of spammers (by Captchas) and stay in touch with friends with dynamic IPs.
* Several GUI improvements like storing searches between eMule sessions, a searchfilter for shared files and easier access to the comment filter.
* And as always fixing bugs and adding other small changes.
Microsoft has set in the past a default limit of 10 max half-open TPC connections in Windows, in order to protect users from malicious bots, spyware etc.
The problem is that p2p applications (e.g. torrent, eMule) require more half-open connections to function properly.
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is installing a new version of the tcpip.sys file.
Therefore if you need to increase your max half-open connection limit, you will have to patch the file again.