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

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How to detect existing files with different names?

I have several torrents some of which contain same files with different names. Is there a way to download them but prevent downloading same file twice?
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Tixati for Local File Sharing

In short: I want to share files locally using Tixati (torrent client). Descriptive: I want to create "*.torrent" files for some of my local files and share them ONLY within my LAN connections ...
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How do bit-torrent streaming clients enforce chunk ordering?

I am curious as to how some bit-torrent clients can receive chunks in order, like streaming clients do. I've always known BT clients to receive data chunks randomly and sequencing not to be ...
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Am I being throttled by my ISP? [closed]

Everything is slow, it seems that a have a limit for each host where I connect. For example when I use BitTorrent, each peer is limited to no exceed 30 kB/s. So if I'm connected to 10 peers I get ...
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How to port forward successfully & mask between internal & external ports

When my bittorent client uses port 6881-6889 as listening port I suppose that is the internal port? How does one mask bittorrent client from ISP's? For example can I use virtual server configuration ...
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Torrent padding files [closed]

Did anyone created padding files for torrent? How many clients use this stuff nowadays? Is "padding files" comprehensive? I didn't found this feature in new clients such as ctorrent,ttorent, ...
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How to know if someone is uzing Vuze or other torrent programes? [duplicate]

So here's the deal, I gave a couple of my friends the password to my WIFI, but since then the internet has been going too slow for long periods of time. I suspect that one of them is using a torrent ...
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Does bittorrent seeding broadcast chunks if there are no peers

This should be a pretty straightforward question. If am seeding a torrent and there are no peers, do chunks continue to be broadcast? I believe the answer is no, but my research usually brought up ...
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Why does bittorrent not require port forwarding? [duplicate]

I know that usually when you set up a connection between a data source and a data receiver that you need to port forward to gain access to the data source computer so I was wondering why you don't ...
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rTorrent pauses magnet links download after getting meta information

As the title says when I try to download magnet links with rtorrent it gets the meta information and then it pauses the torrent. I have to resume the torrent again with CTRL+S every time. The OS is ...
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Download files directly to sd card in wifi dongle [closed]

I have a 3G WiFi Dongle from MTS in India and it supports an sd card i want to download files (torrent) direcly to the card. Also if possible to resume the downloads when reconnected to the network
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qBittorrent not downloading healthy files

I am using qBittorrent v2.9.8 in kali linux. After last day i can't download anything through it. Even the file is not downloading which have more then 12000 seeder. I notice that only DHT is ...
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Shared seeders between two torrents

If torrent A consist of group of files and torrent B is a single file which identical to one of files in torrent A. Will downloading torrent B could use the same chunks from torrent A's Seeders? I'm ...
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Torrenting (from one specific computer) crashes the router [closed]

I'm having a problem where a few seconds after a torrent download starts (on a certain computer), our router crashes and reboots, everyone in the house loses connection. Here goes the computer's ...
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Deluge not connecting to trackers sometimes.

Not really sure how to diagnose this problem. I'm using deluge running on a seedbox (I guess they call it), and deluge gui on a laptop. A torrent has been added to deluge that doesn't seem to be able ...
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µTorrent Remote no longer works after adding a Proxy Server

My µTorrent downloads work just fine after adding my Proxy.sh proxy settings, but µTorrent Remote (to access my torrent queue remotely) no longer works. The settings says µTorrent Remote can't ...
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Why am I still getting blocked by OpenDNS?

My network is blocked by OpenDNS. I know I can manually edit the host file, but that doesn't help with Bittorrent. I've tried setting up my computer with Google's Public DNS, but when I test it ...
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Internet cuts out on all devices connected for a short moment [closed]

This is my first time on this site so please be nice. Ok so, I'll try to make this short and sweet didnt have internet for 4 months just got it back the end of last month my "dish" the thing that ...
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uTorrent: peer list is populated with myself and download stops

I'm using uTorrent 3.2.2 (not the latest version), because reasons*. Today I've spotted: torrent is not being downloaded. I opened the peers tab and discovered, that all peers are me. They have my ...
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seedbox with video streaming for linux?

I have a linux server where I wish I could access via web client and be able to download videos with a magnet link and then stream it through vlc or html5 video, does such thing exists?
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What's the deal with uTorrent 2.2.1? [closed]

I noticed people on reddit saying that uTorrent 2.2.1 is the GOAT client. What does that mean?
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BitTorrent not 'Seeding' Properly

During my download I was downloading at roughly 9MB/ps and uploading at 1MB/ps. After it completed as expected it no-longer downloaded (normal), but also the uploading stopped. Even though it's still ...
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How can I use torrent using psiphon

In my college, I have a proxy server. Now using psiphon, I can bypass proxy. But problem is, torrent is not working with psiphon. If I am using my cyber roam account, also torrent does not work. Is ...
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WebUI accessible only from localhost (Windows 2012 R2)

I set up a torrent client on my server. The webUI is accessible from http://localhost:8080/, but not from http://myLAN_IPadress:8080/ (of course access from WAN side also not works.) I've tried this ...
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Unable to download torrents on OS X Yosemite

I am unable to download using torrent on OS X Yosemite, but the weird part is that able to do that on a windows machine on the same network. Router reports that the port is open, but the torrent ...
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Does Limewire, Baearshare etc have a database? [closed]

I just found out that people are sharing songs that I created using programs called "Bearshare" and "Limewire". I always thought that these programs would search for music on thepiratebay, isohunt, ...
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Do .bin files get extracted in an order(after running .exe)?

I downloaded a big program from a torrent. It has 1 .exe with many .bin files. Does it extract the files from .bin in an order or not (after starting the installation using the .exe file)? So does it ...
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RC4 encryption of torrents safety

Torrent clients offer encryption of traffic using RC4, and people consider this, like, very safe to hide traffic information from ISP. Now since I have a website with SSL encryption, I know that RC4 ...
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µTorrent : how to change the 30 minute timeout of trackers

I want to change the tracker timeout in µTorrent from 30 minutes to something else (Preferably more than 30 minutes)... But I can't seem to find an option or switch for it... is there any way to ...
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Can't connect to udp tracker (Rtorrent)

So I just got rtorrent, fixed my settings, but it still won't connect to udp no matter which torrent i use, udp is enabled and every settings seems fine. Still I can't connect! Reply if you need some ...
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Slow and strange network after bittorrent downloads

I have a rather strange problem, after I have downloaded bittorrent content the network on my computer becomes strange and unresponsive. And I have to reboot the computer to get it to function ...
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Can one single torrent use more than one connection to download

I have downloaded an application called utorrent. I have three separate adsl connections running simultaneously on the same computer. Now can the application like utorrent have a single torrent (say ...
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Fastest way to transfer files - faster to download from a local server or via a third party?

I have an employee in the Philippines that has a very slow internet connection so it takes her a long time to upload her finished work to me via a cloud service like Dropbox, Mega, etc. (Each ...
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transmission file selection with magnet links

Is it possible to select which files to download with transmission-cli(or daemon) when using magnet links? Maybe it is somehow possible to convert first to .torrent file and then continue with ...
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Can I bridge 3 Internet Connections in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have 3 DSL connections with three different modems which goes into three different lan cards. Now I have seen in some sites that you can bridge these three connections into one. So using bridge ...
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Does torrent seeding “access” files?

Can I tell for sure using the time a file was "accessed" the last time (as reported by Nautilus), that I didn't seed it via torrent afterwards? Does seeding "access" files? I'm using Linux (Ubuntu) ...
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BitTorrent Sync: syncing home folder

I would like to use BitTorrent Sync to sync either the home folder or various subfolders, such as Desktop, Documents, Pictures across two machines running Ubuntu (versions 14.04 and 15.04). I'm having ...
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Remove orphaned data without corresponding torrents in the rtorrent's list

I use rtorrent with a plenty of frontends like ruTorrent and Transdroid. Often, when I try to delete both the torrent and data through these frontends, the torrent is removed from the list but the ...
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Accessing bridged VM from within VPN

I'm trying to get a torrent remote (Transdroid) on Android to connect with a torrent client within a bridged VM. All traffic from the VM goes through a VPN. Problem is, when I attempt to connect with ...
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How to convert .torrent file into magnet link?

I'm interested of converting a .torrent binary file into a magnet file. What are the possibilities to achieve that in Linux/Unix/OSX? Sample format: ...
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torrents not working on either Windows or Linux

I'm dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. I try downloading a torrent, but all it says is "downloading metadata" (or something of the sort) and the download never actually begins. Sorry about the brief ...
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How to resume downloading a file which was 75% completed using torrent client with any other download client by using a direct link

I have one torrent with files I really want but it is dead for many months. Now by some luck I have direct download links for all of the files. The problem is that the torrent is many GB in size and ...
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How to change seedbox/torrent ip show as domain name?

how to change my seedbox ip address showing as domain name. Ex: this.is.feralhosting.com (i saw in the peers list). any help would be very appreciated.
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How to kill LOW bandwidth connections?

I am sitting behind an absolutely terrible router (NVG589, NVG599 is no better) mandated by my ISP, AT&T. The problem is that it has an abysmal limit of 2056 simultaneous connections. Since my ...
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Utorrent trackers list showing “Connection timed out.”

I can't seem to download any torrent. I can't find any peers, and the status of all my trackers is "Connection timed out." I'm on Mac OSX Yosemite (10.10.1). I don't have my firewall turned on. I'm ...
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TP-LINK MR3020 accessing internet?

I have installed openwrt firmware on my TP-LINK MR3020 and installed torrent transmission for downloading torrents. I have a DSL connection (wired, not WiFi). How do I access the Internet from the ...
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How to configure μTorrent for a VPN?

I am using a VPN connection successfully for browsing but I have trouble when using it for torrents. I am sure that P2P is enabled by the VPN company so I must be missing some configuration. I know ...
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How to “sort” .torrent files by tracker?

I have a directory with a lot of .torrent files, and I want to get only the one with specific tracker(s). Is there a way to find them? The only way I've found so far is to add them all in a ...
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Bittorrent client makes multiple connections upon its start to amazonaws

I have this weird situation that every time I open my bittorrent client application, upon its start, it starts to make a lot of multiple connections(more than thousands) to amazonaws servers and as ...
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Deluge service change destination folder

I installed Deluge in my Ubuntu as a systemd daemon, and worked perfectly. I installed following this guide The problem started when I tried to change the destination folder, I am getting in every ...