On Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:30:13 -0400, Nil
Post by Nil
Azureus/Vuze is really a frontend to a Java program, so if Java was
uninstalled or blocked by your firewall, that would make it stop
working. It also has a myriad of complicated setup options and it takes
some finagling to get it to work at its best. It has a lot of features
that are very useful for some, but it's overkill for me.
I'm in something of a different framework.
Think of my computer as a hardwired OS, which, effectively, it is.
I'm running the same initial install since day one (probably going on
As that OS install changed, over the years with program installs,
additions and various modifications, the "pivotal plan" has always
been one of operating from binary image backups.
IOW - every week, or so, the OS goes back to a "digitally clean"
condition. The OS HDD partition is consequently overwritten from a
binary image. A matter of principle and certainly a regular
Getting a little away from that -- programs. Most of mine are not
integral to the Microsoft OS environment. That means they go on a
different partition, a partition that is not the OS. Not being
integral, they can by in large be said to operate with impunity, apart
from the OS.
At worst, I locate any program-setting's folder, on the OS partition,
to copy that folder within and to the program partition. A
perfunctory backup, as it were. Anything further -- programs which
install further resources into the OS, their own resources in a
complex sense -- and I'm out'ta there. I begin to look for
alternatives, or take a very hard look at how badly I need a program
that's OS-resource intensive.
Anyway, my programs' partition is backed up on a flashdrive (for
SyncBack), as there aren't any changes there that are not easily
identifiable and explicable. (Unlike a complex OS.)
Azureus, thus, just sat there in that condition I've just described,
on a "program partition," where nothing ever essentially changes. For
years it worked just fine. Until one day, a couple months ago, that's
when Azureus began failing to interconnect apart from normally
functioning, apart worldwide torrent interexchanges. It's not that it
would not conclusively connect, but that any connections present were
severely curtailed for data bandwidth, inclusive of few node entities
present, rendering it at best useless.
Installing Tixati and all that changed. Night and day. Thruputs,
robust identification and participation of nodes, for generally
hitting reliable balls-to-the-wall performance.
Absolutely nothing can change for other than Tixati to have entered
(I'm fairly strict about keeping a lock-down state regimentation over
the OS with binary backups. If in need to get back to square one,
something isn't right, I don't need anything in my way. Not that
software ever does;- migrating software across hardware platforms is
where more serious difficulties at times seem prone to arise.)