you know, i see the same thing with my mule to jd's.
i'll be blankley hypnotised, staring at my mules little bar graphs soothingly modulings......
yeah then the name JohnDoe HCF[HHAH] pops up for deadly spawn or outer limits, it say 'waited 17hs47m22s'
then usually around 600kilobytes goes his way at around .04 k/s, and he goes back in the waiting list.
on 'view details' you have a high id, but in the last 20 or so hours ive download 9mb of 'pirahna', and uploaded 360kilobytes to you.
-some other things i notice-
going into mules preferences, go to connection and hit the wizard button. This is the only place on my mule to change the amount of simutanious downloads. It seems to reset itself to 1-5 on crashes or when you change your up/down caps manually. If i leave it at that, i usually never get above 10k/s download but still maxed upload. i put it on the setting above 1-5, seems to work a lot better. I guess only 1-5 downloads is supposed to download less files at a time, but faster for each. Downing more files concurently at lower individual speeds works faster, at least for me.
using Peergaurdian with good blocklists-
got to read some of the comments on the boards. Seemed to speed up my connection, and i see the hits i keep getting from fake fileservers and them other crap. I dont even listen to music, but i get like 300 hits from the riaa scanner spider thingies.
- i think mule drops the 'friend slot' when there is a server change, on some mule, i guess. i gave 'fadetoblack[HHAH][..][....' 'friend slot' like 20 hours ago, and they still have it. And by NOT giving it to someone who has a file YOU are downloading seems to help. I tested the theory out quite a bit getting 'deadly spawn'. I know there are settings to credit people you get files from, but as far as i can tell it doesnt seem to work.
If you know someone has the file you want, but they are greyed out, send them a message. if it keeps saying 'connecting...' more then like 2 times, make sure to close that, dont leave it open.
i will demonstrate these techniques on spudthedetsroy, right now. heheheh 'demon wind'........