Excerpts from inunaator's mail of 14 Feb 2005 (EST):
> Can this be edited this way that the client reports to the tracker or
> sth that i have uploaded X times more than i actually have?

Yes. That wouldn't help with transfer rates, but it would be "useful"
if you're a member of an index site that uses those statistics to grant
you priviledges/access/fame.

It's also possible to modify the python clients, and probably Azareus
too (Java decompiling is not too difficult.)

AFAIK, there is no effective way for trackers to confirm the validity of
those numbers. This is a feature of the BitTorrent protocol, not of
RubyTorrent.

-- 
William <wmorgan-ruby-talk / masanjin.net>