#491 Transmission upload speed not monitored or limited


Transmission bit torrent client ignores any set upload speed limit.

With a test upload speed of 10kbps set, the image below of the traffic graph in FreeNAS shows this as being exceeded. The router information for this connection confirms it. No other traffic or service was in use at the time.

The web interface shows 0kpbs for the upload.

It seems that the upload figure is being ignored, causing it to be misreported in the client, and allowing unlimited upload speed when it should be restricted.


  • Mat

    Mat - 2009-01-13

    FreeNAS interface graph showing traffic

  • Mat

    Mat - 2009-01-13

    File Added: set.png

  • Mat

    Mat - 2009-01-13

    Clip of transmission client showing zero upload

  • Dan Merschi

    Dan Merschi - 2009-01-14

    I can't confirm this problem.
    Please try to provide more details... how you set the upload speed, etc..

  • Mat

    Mat - 2009-01-14

    I set the limit within the transmission web client. They seem to be written to the config file only when pressing the Save & Restart button in freenas though. Here is the settings.json file for transmission:

    "blocklist-enabled": 0,
    "download-dir": "\/mnt\/raid5\/torrent\/",
    "download-limit": 1000,
    "download-limit-enabled": 1,
    "encryption": 1,
    "max-peers-global": 200,
    "peer-port": 62266,
    "pex-enabled": 1,
    "port-forwarding-enabled": 0,
    "rpc-authentication-required": 1,
    "rpc-password": "password",
    "rpc-port": 9091,
    "rpc-username": "admin",
    "rpc-whitelist": "",
    "upload-limit": 15,
    "upload-limit-enabled": 1

    When you say that you cant replicate this issue, does that mean that you how a value other than zero in the transmission web client for the upload speed? If I check the speeds at the console with :
    /usr/local/bin/transmission-remote --auth admin:password --list
    that also shows zero for upload speed.

    Is there a log file anywhere, I've looked but cant find one.

  • Mat

    Mat - 2009-01-14

    The firewall in front of the NAS was port forwarding the UDP port 62266 for the NAS server and was also set to restrict outbound traffic to allow only UDP 62266.

    In that configuration, upload and download happened according to the FreeNAS graphs and the firewall graphs, but the Transmission client reports 0 upload.

    I have removed the outbound restrictions at the firewall so the NAS can use any service and the Transmission client and the CLI tool now report traffic speeds for the upload.

    The rate shown in the CLI and the web page does not exceed the limit set, but the traffic shown in the firewall and the FreeNAS traffic graph does show more traffic than it should. I'll look further into this.

    The zero upload report is clearly caused by me restricting outbound traffic for the NAS to UDP62266 and is resolved by not restricting outbound traffic. I would like to have some restrictions in place though, and I dont understand how there was so much outbound traffic showing on the firewall when the restriction was there.

    Any ideas?

  • Volker

    Volker - 2009-01-27

    This is not FreeNAS releated. Maybe it will be fixed with the next transmissionbt version (1.50).



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