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

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BitTorrent Sync - Exclude All except

I'd like to exclude all content except some specific folders and files... for example * !somefolder #except this folder how can I do this with .SyncIgnore?
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How can I change a torrent's name?

How can I change a torrent's display name which appears in the torrent client before or after I start any download as shown in the screensot here below. Kindly suggest any work around.
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Merging multiple torrent files into one

i have 10 torrent files and i haven't downloaded any one of them and i want to merge them into one big torrent file that download all the nested torrents within, i have read this question and seen ...
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How to use rTorrent's schedule property

I've seen rtorrent.rc files with a schedule property as follows: schedule = watch_directory,5,5,load_start=~/torrent/torrent/*.torrent What do the arguments mean? What is watch_directory? Why are ...
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What does Peer dl. mean in bittorrent?

I'm seeding a torrent file in bittorrent, and under Peers tab it shows a column called Peer dl. What does that mean and what do the numbers in the column mean?
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How do I proxy just certain sites?

Time Warner has apparently blocked access to trackers that are used by thepiratebay. I need to bypass this somehow, but I don't need to bypass everything. Turns out after downloading the initial ...
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Why is torrent speed slow through comcast?

I recently changed my internet provider from Frontier Fios to Comcast xfinity. Through Comcast, I get somewhat low torrent speeds. Frontier Fios: 15 down / 5 up. Torrent speed 1.5 MBps. Comcast ...
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Let me know when a torrent has seeders? [closed]

Sometimes you find torrents that have 0 seeders at a given moment. It would be convenient to have an automated means of finding out when such torrents become seeded. Is there a website or service ...
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Origin of “A message from our sponsors” ads?

It looks like BitTorrent, at least on Windows computers, installs some sort of very well-hidden adware which occasionally, when one clicks on a Web link, displays a white screen saying "And now a ...
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Torrent ports and firewalls

I use this uTorrent program, under its settings 'Listening port' I set up a port of 46301, and also open that port in firewall. But whoever connects to me to leech, they connect to random ports ...
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torrent program, pulling from rss, but only downloading for a set time limit per torrent?

I primarily use µTorrent, so if it can be done with µTorrent that would be great. but am open to other options, even on other platforms if necessary. I'm looking for the ability to pull torrents from ...
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bittorent : how to relocate several torrents moved to the same folder, all at once?

I'm using bittorent 7.9. I'm looking for a way to continue to seed a bunch of torrent after moving them. I did move my torrents to the same folder ("moved_torrents" folder). Important : I know how ...
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rtorrent with Seeds and Downloads

I'm using rtorrent for a very long time. I'm fan. This is one of the greatest console torrent manager ever. However, I can't found cool way to keep seeding. My downloads separated into two ...
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Utorrent checks files after every reboot/shut down

I have searched all over the internet but cant find any solution. I am using windows 7 and utorrent. Whenever shutdown is given and if there are active downloads , utorrent checks those file on next ...
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“Windows can't open this file” when downloading torrent with Chrome

Previously when I was clicking on a "get this torrent" button in Chrome, it would just download the .torrent file. That is the expected behaviour. Someday, probably surfing too late and too tired, I ...
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Utorrent won't load my torrent

I was attempting to torrent a rom for an emulator when I went to sleep, when I woke up the rom hadn't gotten anywhere so I killed that torrent and found a new one. The new one started downloading just ...
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Samsung SM-V101F 4G port forward

I bought Samsung SM-V101F 4G hotspot router, and I tried to download torrents using uTorrent, and I was shocked of the slow speed (max 120 Kbps), I think the issue is because of port forwarding which ...
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Detecting BitTorrent across a home, wireless network

We live in Germany and have just received a letter from a law firm indicating that we have downloaded/watched a movie using BitTorrent - We definitely haven't. However, we have a self contained flat ...
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Curl over interface for port forwarding

I'm trying to set up OpenVPN and Deluge to seed torrents via the VPN. I am running other services on the server, so I only want the torrent info to go over the VPN. The way I've accomplished this so ...
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Manage torrent from command line and download files sequentially

I need a way to manage torrent without any sort of GUI and download the pieces on sequential order. Does anybody knows how to do it? rtorrent is text based but, as far as I know, don't download files ...
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Does an MD5 match between a torrent file and an original file from a provider mean the torrent file is safe?

I wanted to download a certain distro of Linux. However it is only using bittorent for download. I'm not to keen on bittorent. If I do use it, however, if the MD5 I download matches the MD5 of the ...
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'fail to add torrent' error nexus 5

Trying to use torrent download on nexus 5 modded rom slimkat 4.4. Keep getting error ~ 'falied to add torrent from source target'. Tried using utorrent and ttorrent-lite, and have not had any success. ...
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How to download a trackerless torrent?

I have a somewhat old PC at home, and I would like to try to extend its useful life with a linux distro. Reading various reviews, I decided that the first one to give a try would be LXLE. However, ...
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port is not open in torrent client even though it was forwarded

I have a problem with port forwarding with my torrent. The port check tool says that it is open, the firewall exception says so as well. But, the test by the client does not. I don't know why. Can ...
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Port is not open in torrent client even though it was forwarded

I have a problem with port forwarding with my torrent. The port check tool says that it is open, and the firewall exception as well. But with the test by the client says that it is not. I don't ...
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How to download files with close lid of laptop?

I want to download any file (via torrent or download manager) and I want to close my laptop lid too. As I know, it is not possible but is there any way to do this that downloading will be continue ...
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uTorrent DHT patch == privacy threat?

There are releases of uTorrent with DHT Patch and I was wondering if they do not pose a privacy threat. DHT Patch is basically a patch, that allows you to use DHT on torrents marked with private ...
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is it okay to mirror/raid1 different hardisk model in freenas

In my freenas system, I have several volumes running, one of them is consist of 2 3TB WD RED with different model (I forgot the serial, but they are different). Both are set up in a single mirror ...
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Check if downloaded torrent file has finished download so Python script can move file

I made a script in Python that is able to move some files from one folder to another. This is on when the file's are static. My problem comes when the files are "incomplete" because a torrent program ...
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Unable to automatic upnp port forward for p2p connection, Is this available for only trusted application?

My router allows a set of trusted applications to manage their port forwarding. BitTorrent can etc. The list is quite long. Anything outside that list must be done manually? This is the link: Easy ...
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Chrome ignores magnet links

Chrome used to ask permission what to do when a magnet link is clicked. Two days ago it started ignoring it. I haven't installed or did anything unusual with the pc. I tried reinstalling chrome and ...
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BitTorrent client with strict SOCKS policy [closed]

Is there any reliable opensource BitTorrent client that will absolutely positively use SOCKS (when configured) for all connections whatsoever, failing if the SOCKS server is inaccessible? I think ...
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Download only a part of a torrent movie

I am working on a media project that contains little clips from movies and I wonder if there any way to avoid downloading all of the data instead only the specified parts of the movies?
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BitTorrent Sync - Exclude All Specific Subfolders

I want to sync up my dev folder including various project folders, each having node_modules folder inside. I would like to exclude all node_modules subfolders. Here is an example of my file ...
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Get rid of BitTorrent Bundle

This is getting very annoying! Whenever I open BitTorrent, I don't see my downloads. It just shows me this BitTorrent Bundle thingy. How do I get rid of this so that I can resume my downloads?
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How do torrent clients like Utorrent work behind the scenes? [closed]

I am looking to write my own small scale torrent client, similar to Utorrent. However I am unsure of how to even begin to establish a connection to the different seeders. Once I have a torrent file ...
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Does bittorrent need a proxy?

I want to use one of my Debian servers for a "torrent" machine. I have utorrent on my gaming machine which doesn't require a proxy. But it said on a tutorial that you need a proxy with bittorrent. ...
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When does Tracker url in the Torrent file come in the action?

i read few articles but i dont understand how does Tracker url in the Torrent file works ? i mean When does Tracker url in the Torrent file come in the action? Lets say , i created a torrent file ...
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μTorrent: 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 μTorrent client, only an estimate of "2 months ago" 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 ...