QoS - IRC downloads

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Kaonashi, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Kaonashi

    Kaonashi LI Guru Member

    Besides P2P traffic (uTorrent + eMule), I also download a lot of things from IRC. If I define a fixed dcc transfer port (8000), can I use it as the single port from which all IRC downloads will use? I ask this because when a client offers me a DCC connection, it always shows ports on the >40000 range.

    Also, connections to IRC servers use the range 6660-6669 or other port for secure connections. If I want to give them highest priority, are these the only ports I need to add?
  2. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    You could use the irc pattern for l7filter to give irc a higher priority, but I don't think it works with DCC transfers...
  3. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Hi, I'm only into the hardware aspects of computers & since you appear to be a downloading "freak" and are into the "rare" stuff such as "warez" & recent releases, why not get yourself a good xdcc downloader client to assist you. It provides you with MUCH better control as to speed/ports/etc... and configuring Tomato to shape it would be easier.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  5. Kaonashi

    Kaonashi LI Guru Member

  6. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    You did not say which IRC client you use. I'm assuming your using the most popular one, mIRC v6.21.

    mIRC Options | Connect Options | Default Port: 6667


    mIRC Options | Connect Options | Advanced... | Port range for connections: DCC / Other | First: 1024 / Last: 5000

    As stated earlier, if your an IRC file "leecher", you can obtain an mIRC script to do it OR an xdcc client for even easier "leeching".

  7. Kaonashi

    Kaonashi LI Guru Member

    I was thinking about QoS and I don't think I need to add a rule for IRC downloads. QoS is more about upload than download right? I just need to add IRC connections to the High setting, together with www and ftp. The only thing I want prioritized is the connections I send to the server: status, messages, etc.
  8. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Yes, QoS is more about outbound traffic. Inbound is not very efficiently "shaped" through packet drops.
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