Widely-used peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol

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How do we get the “added” date of a torrent file?

How can we get the actual date/time that a torrent file was added? In the uTorrent client, only an estimate of "2 months" is shown:
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How to automatically create torrents for podcasts

I have a podcast I follow, called TWiT (This Week in Tech), and would like an easy way to download episodes, preferably quickly. To do this, I would like to use BitTorrent. How could I create a ...
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How to get Bit Torrent Sync to auto start in fedora?

I am new to Bit Torrent Sync and Fedora. May I know how can I get BT Sync kicking when my machine start? I am able to sync via the browser client but unable to get it auto start when the machine boot. ...
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Can Torrent/DHT network remember my IP?

I suspect that my torrent activity casted some sort of "natural" DDOS attack on me. I had UPnP configured and each time I was starting uTorrent client, it was generating new random port and was ...
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Torrent slow download speed

I am having problems download torrents after my ISP implemented something to slowdown the torrent downloads. I am searched some solutions regarding. One possible solution was to use of proxy IP ...
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Remove from the transfer list when seeding completes

Remove from the transfer list when seeding completes + Remove Data File... When the torrent finishes downloading, hazel starts to process. The only problem Is I would like to seed. So I use the ...
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BitTorrent sync file permissions (UBUNTU)

I started using BitTorrent sync last night, as a do-it-yourself Dropbox project, and it works amazing, except for one thing... On my Ubuntu 13.10 laptop, all the file permissions are messed up, and ...
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Why is torrent transfer speed reduced when using VPN?

I have been living in a country where recently access to Twitter and a week later, YouTube has been prevented by the command of the government. There are ways to circumvent it but they are often ...
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How to make a torrent from another torrent.?

Most of the torrent out there consist of various files or dir under it. Many times it happens that I want a single file or want to share a single file from it rather than sharing all of them. I want ...
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Whats the use of Trackers info on torrent site for General/Regular Public?

Why is there Torrent Tracker information available on the Torrent sites. Whats the use of it, for General Public like me. e.g. http://bitsnoop.com/linux-ubantu-server-ubantu-desktop-q32359382.html ...
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Does Windows use internal HDD when write to external USB HDD

I'm using my external USB HDD to download from torrent because I thought that will not consume my internal HDD. Then someone told me that the OS, Windows 7 in my case, Write/Read the data to the ...
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Aggressive torrent client overpowering home network?

Is it possible to configure a torrent client so aggressively that it somehow overpowers a home network? Specifically in a way OTHER than how the limitation on your ISP bandwith is concerned? What ...
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How to setup Utorrent / Steam to work over SSH Tunnel

I have setup a SSH Tunnel using Corkscrew to bypass the HTTP Proxy and firewall to gain access to Internet but, the problem I am facing is that Utorrent is working only partially that is, only the ...
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Unblock Utorrents ports

Recently our company has blocked all incoming ports by default. Since then I am unable to download from torrent sites. Our network engineers allowed to open the ports for me in which uTorrent is using ...
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Internet speed drops when I download [closed]

When I download a lot of data I see a drop in my internet performance. Usually I download torrents. What might be causing this drop in performance?
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Can GNUnet-qt be used like BitTorrent Sync?

Is it possible to setup GNUnet-qt to work like BitTorrent Sync. Where BitTorrent Sync allows you to have your very own decentralized private file sync system. Is it possible to do the same with ...
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Block IPv4 peers in deluged?

Is it possible to block all IPv4 peers and allow only IPv6 peers in deluged? Or can I modify torrent file to accept only IPv6 peers?
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Is a torrent tracker actually required if things like DHT exist?

Why should I still be using torrent trackers to distribute files via BitTorrent if DHT exists? I'm wanting to build a small website where I can distribute torrents containing non-copyrighted media ...
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Deluge Windows to windows remote

I have deluge installed on my home media center and than I have deluge installed on my main laptop. I'm trying to remote the media center deluge. But nothing seems to be working. In the connection ...
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How does torrenting affect the browsing speed?

I am unclear how does the torrent download affects the speed test. I am on a 5 Mbps line, When I download my torrent file at the speed of 300KB/s ( big B), then the speed test speed ...
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BitTorrent Inc role in P2P sharing [closed]

I have a question in my mind. If possible please clear my doubt. As per my understanding BitTorrent is a protocol used for P2P sharing. It require client application to transfer the data. My ...
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BitTorrent encryption in transmission of data

Correct me if i am wrong with my understanding. BitTorrent is a protocol used for P2P sharing and It is used by torrent client. BitTorrent protocol have ability to download the files in chunks. Once ...
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BitTorrent is Protocol or application?

Apologies if i asked anything stupid. I heard about Torrent/P2P sharing. I am still confused what is BitTorrent. I searched but didn't found anything to understand it. Somewhere i can see it is ...
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How to track down if someone uses torrent in local network

We have a router , i have an admin password for his interface, so i can monitor LAN activity. But how can i be sure if some user behind some ip is using torrent? Router runs on AirOS from Ubiquiti ...
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Why My torrent downloading hangs my computer?

I am downloading a game, it is almost 90% complete. Now, when I open my utorrent software, it hangs my computer. I am trying to copy-paste that game so that I can save that 90% file but its not ...
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Torrent download speed is only a small fraction of web download speed

I have a download speed of around 600-900kB/s, however when I download torrents, I only receive a download speed of around 5kB/s. This problem does not occur using other broadband connections, such ...
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Why is my download status stuck at 19.7%?

I do have an (albeit small) upload limit set, so my computer is seeding the torrent for other users, however my down limit is 200 and uTorrent is stuck at 19.7%. The down speed is either blank, which ...
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Windows btsync: disable 3rd party services

How to disable 3rd party services in btsync on Windows, be exact use_relay_server, use_tracker, use_dht options available on unix based btsync?
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Peering in Local Network

I have a Network which has a Few Internet users. In my analysis, i found the most of Network (Bandwidth) is used on Torrents and that too downloading the same torrent by multiple users at different ...
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How to open a port such that a torrent client can both be used on Ethernet and Wi-FI connection?

From previous questions/answers I understand that forwarding one certain port to two different IP addresses is not possible. I have a laptop that connects through the router to the internet. When ...
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Wi-Fi connection drops when downloading torrents, but wired connection still works

After downloading for an hour or so, the Wi-Fi connection on my tablet stops working; forcing me to restart my router(it basically hangs when trying to connect). This only happens when downloading ...
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BitTorrent - Automatically rename files

I have the data files for a torrent but because the file names differ I cannot simply load it into a client and join the swarm. It would be very tedious to manually rename the files so I am looking ...
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Uninstall Bittorrent Sync

How do you properly uninstall Bittorrent Sync on Mac OSX? I can't find anything in the official FAQ or the User Guide BitTorrent Sync User Guide BitTorrent Sync FAQ
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Vuze default meta search template missing or broken?

Old versions of Vuze have worked on this computer, on this network, fine, up to just the other day -- until a clean install of Linux. Vuze 5.2.0.0 has a good connection: Pausing downloads before ...
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Sharing file using torrent

I have a large file (~1 TB) I want to share with a friend. I found that the best way to do that is to make a private torrent and share it with my friend. The problem is I am inside a university ...
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Can't quite get my batch file running invisibly

I found a lot of stuff online about creating invisible bat files. I came closest to wrapping my mind around this one: Run a completly hidden batch file However, in my application, I can't figure out ...
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Prioritize a peer?

I'm a Utorrent user, and am currently seeding a rather large file set. I have allocated a seedbox that I want to use to share the torrent with much higher bandwidth than I currently have. However, ...
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My windows 8 is having trouble opening magnet links

When I get to the torrent and I attempt to open a magnet link it opens regularly but it says that I don't have an appropriate program but I have the latest version of uTorrent usually when It pops up ...
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Problems That Could Arise From Using “Pirated” Windows (any version) Mounted/Burned, Gotten From Bittorrents? [closed]

Not to say that I would do such a thing, but let's say someone decided to use bittorrents to download a free copy of Windows operating system (any one of them at all). What are, if any, some common ...
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How to have more than five torrents downloading concurrently with transmission?

I've installed transmission on my Raspbmc distro and it's been working great. The only thing I've noticed is that it can only download five torrents concurrently; anything after that is queued. I've ...
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Connect Two Computer from Behind Firewalls

The recent advent of BitTorrent Sync has made me curious as to how they accomplish a reliable, peer-to-peer connection between two internet-connected computers. Within my limited understanding and ...
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Why does vuze (bittorrent client) discard some of my downloads?

I am using the vuze bittorrent client (to legally download files, such as linux iso files) and there's always a few kb that are discarded: What's this from?
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Trouble Seeding

I'm trying to distribute some large video files from a recent talk I helped organize, and figured putting torrents up for the HD versions would be a good approach. I've used these instructions ...
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How to forward uTorrent port on DD-WRT?

I have uTorrent 3.3.2 installed on two computers and on both computers it says that the port is not properly forwarded when I do the built-in port test. I followed this guide to forward the ports. ...
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Power Failures and Torrent Download

I am downloading a large torrent. I had 2 power failures during the download. Will this affect the file integrity? The torrent client did not seem to run a check once I booted up after power was ...
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Can peers in P2P locate each other without a tracker?

I am fascinated to p2p technology. I am new to it and willing to learn more about it. Lots of technologies are built on top of it such as torrents, Diaspora. My question is, Can peers in p2p locate ...
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Did bittorrent sync take advantage of multiple peers

I am currently testing BT sync, and really like it. However, I cannot find much of the technical detail regarding to how it works. I wonder did anyone know that is the program take advantage of ...
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All torrents time out; no firewall activated

I'm having trouble with torrents. I use transmission and all my trackers give the errors "peer list request timed out" and "tracker did not respond". I query if the port is open (Edit > Preferences > ...
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Is it possible for a BitTorrent client to give seeding preferences only to leechers who are also seeding?

I'm not very familiar with BitTorrent on a protocol/technological level. Is it possible for clients to prefer seeding (give more bandwidth, or only connect at all) to leechers who are also seeding ...
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How to download files in torrents sequentially

I am downloading some TV Series using uTorrent . But I want to download on the basis of the episode ( File name ) sequentially . So I want the 4th episode to start downloading only after the first ...