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  1. sling-shot

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    In the present day, I don't think there are any significant number of encryption incapable clients out there. Practically less than 5%.
     
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    That's not what I was saying.Encryption is ok,"forced encryption" is not.If you simply use encryption,you can connect to both,those using encryption like you & those not using encryption.Forced encryption means only those also using forced encryption can connect to you.Also just because a client is capable doesn't mean people are using encryption as by default encryption is off in all major torrent clients(case in point,op here also never felt the need to use encryption before,in fact he wasn't even aware about it).
     
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    If I remember correct, encryption is set to either by default. So such clients can connect to both those which require encryption as well as those which do not require.

    When you set your client to encryption only mode, you still connect to peers with forced encryption as well as either mode peers. You will miss only the very old clients that cannot use encryption at all.

    In practice that is a very limited number in my experience.
     
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    Just now, I have installed qBittorrent v3.3.13.

    In Settings > BitTorrent there are 3 options default being 'prefer encryption'.

    I personally recommend that it be set to 'require encryption '.
     
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    'Prefer Encryption' vs 'Require Encryption'
     
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    I understand the terms. What I am saying is that the number of peers you lose by forcing encryption is very low in today's environment.
     
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    How can you say that?By default uTorrent has encryption off & that by itself constitutes a majority of users.Also why do you insist on forced encryption when it has nothing better to offer compared to prefer encryption option.Only scenario in which forced encryption is better than prefer encryption is when ISP is very aggressive about torrent(& using quite a bit of expensive hardware for firewalling torrent traffic) which again is very unlikely in India especially by BSNL/govt ISP which has to put out tenders to buy anything even remotely expensive after getting approval from senior bureaucrats who might not even be knowing the difference between torrent & website.
     
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