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

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Exporting unfinished torrents data and import them again

I am using uTorrent 3.4.2 as my bittorrent client. Recently due to some issue I am planning to reinstall a fresh copy of windows. Issue is currently there nay many torrent added to the list and ...
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DD-WRT startup script to restart services

I am using DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/15/14) big - build 25648 on Asus N66U. I have problem with two services: samba and torrents. With WebUI I set up everything like on the screen. Issue I have is that ...
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Limit BitTorrent client onboard QNAP TS-210 to download only

I have a QNAP TS-210 NAS device with Linux version of BitTorrent client embed into their native system. For legal reasons in my country, I'd like to become a "100% certified leech" and limit my ...
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FIx corrupt files with utorrent [closed]

I have downloaded a file with utorrent (3.3 GB), and I have deleted it. I then recovered the file using Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Technical, but whenever i run the setup file I get this ...
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Torrent downloads fine on one connection but very slowly on another

I’ve been downloading a fairly large torrent (it’s about 30gb of some stuff a friend overseas put together for me, mostly anime) for a while now. When I download from home, I get download speeds up ...
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Transfer file from Google Drive to Mediafire

Is there any way to transfer a file from Google Drive to Mediafire? I want to download a file from torrent. When using Boxopus I can't download this file directly (I get an HTTP error). So I saved it ...
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Firewall and Torrent

I use my university internet network and all incoming connection is blocked on every port.(they use netasq firewall) They have no other restrictions which stops me from using a torrent client. Using ...
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How do I find .torrent files for completed downloads?

The hard drive on my desktop recently failed. More fool I, I did not have a coherent backup plan. The shop I bought the computer from migrated my files, including my torrent directory after I assured ...
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how do torrent clients circumvent router's firewall?

Could anyone please explain me how the deluge torrent client can get incoming requests to my local machine from the Internet, while I'm behind router's firewall and do not have any port forwarding ...
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Create and seed .torrent using command line

I want to create and seed a torrent file from console (CentOS), so I've installed and started transmission, but the .torrent file doesn't seed: yum install transmission-cli transmission-daemon -y ...
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How to install u-torrent from a tar.gz on Kali Linux?

I am trying to install u-torrent, from utserver.tar.gz file. I have used the commands: root@kali:~# cd ~/Desktop root@kali:~/Desktop# ls [kickass.so]easy.recovery.essentials.pro.win.8.7.xp.torrent ...
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Start uTorrent when Windows Starts without the need to logon

I need to make uTorrent start when Windows Starts only, without the need to logon! I mean by making uTorrent start, is that uTorrent run and starts downloading in the background without the need to ...
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What are the responsibilities of peers and server hosting .torrent files and trackers?

I know a little bit about peer to peer networks, where all peers behave like client and server at the same time. In terms of torrent world a peer behaves like a leecher and seeder at the same. I ...
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bittorrent and utorrent current downloads just wiped after restart

so this has happened a couple of times , my pc hangs , then I have to manually reset it with the power button (it's a laptop) , then when I turn it on again , all of the settings of bittorrent or ...
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Who creates bittorrent .torrent files [closed]

I am creating a presentaion about the bittorent protocol. Of course I understand how it works. But I am wondering, who would create a .torrent file for a resource and risk legal issues? I could ...
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How to determine if I'm uploading something by downloading a torrent?

First of all I'm not exactly leeching (my share ratio is near 1.0 and don't want to stop uploading and continue downloading but stop both). Secondly, yesterday there was an announcement that we ...
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How to control tomato firmware's transmission torrent client to download within certain time window?

I have Linksys E4200 router with Tomato firmware installed. Under the USB and NAS -> BitTorrent Client setting I want to ensure the download only happens within certain window (e.g. between 2am and ...
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How does BitTorrent ensure seeders aren't modifying the file they are distributing?

It seems like it would be trivial to make a modified client that distributes malware instead of the actual file that was supposed to be sent. How does BitTorrent defend against this?
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How do pieces of a file in a torrent be shared non-uniformly?

I sometimes see that pieces of a torrent file is not equally distributed. Since the pieces of an individual file are randomly chosen, I would expect a uniform distribution under the standard torrent ...
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How to run two instances of qbittorent under windows

I want to run two instances of qbittorrent under windows. These instances should not interfere with each other. The reason for this is: I want the one instance to start minimized and possibly ...
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All P2P connections fail

I have tried on two different networks and two different computers. My computer didn't work on either network and the other one did. I am unable to establish any sort of connection through torrent ...
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Bittorrent protocol not used by uTorrent client

I created a virtual environment for torrent download which included 4 virtual machines. Of the four, three machines acts as peers and the other acts as a tracker. Using uTorrent I created a torrent ...
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Piece index of torrent pieces [duplicate]

I am studying the file transfer using bittorrent protocol and is interested to know whether the piece index associated with each piece has any significance in the rearrangement of the pieces. Howe is ...
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How to get the exact order of pieces downloaded by bittorrent client?

To know more about torrent download, I used wireshark to capture the packets transferred during the download. I was able to find that a file is split into multiple pieces that comes from different ...
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Private torrent over LAN

If you create a private torrent, is it actually possible to share it via LAN? I've tried to do it a number of times and failed. Even adding the internal IP of the peer manually doesn't start the file ...
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SSD partition as cache for torrent?

I download some data using P2P, and I have the same issue as other uTorrent users lately - the famous and feared "Disk Cache Overload 100%" message. It cripples my system into a no-go when there's a ...
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download single torrent on multiple platforms without duplicating (or at least minimizing duplication)

I've found similar requests to this, but not quite the same. I have a laptop and an Android, sometimes one has WiFi, sometimes the other, sometimes both. I want to initiate a torrent download (don't ...
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Bittorrent Sync upload/download rate limit not working

I am happily using BitTorrent Sync but I can't limit its upload/download rate. If I click on the Preferences Gear --> Advanced I can set "Limit receiving rate" and "Limit sending rate". I do this, ...
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What information leaks through local DNS lookups when torrenting?

Using uTorrent + a Socks5 Proxy for anonymity, what kind of information might leak through local DNS lookups? Here's my current config: As you can see, I enabled local DNS lookups, and it severly ...
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What is the difference between UDP and HTTP torrent trackers?

In the context of bittorrent what's the difference between http and udp trackers? HTTP is an application layer protocol and UDP is a transport layer protocol so the concepts seem non-overlapping. I ...
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Removing all missing downloads from the completed list

I use µTorrent as my torrent client. Consider I have downloaded torrent and they are completed. Then I moved the completed file or deleted. Earlier there used to be an option where it used to show ...
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How to find torrents based on size? [closed]

I'm looking for a torrent but I only know it's size is above 50GB. I have no other information. I want to just find torrents whose size is bigger than 50GB and check each one. What are some ways to ...
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How to remove folders from Bittorrent Sync

We're starting to use BT Sync to distribute files across our network. The problem is we would like to remove old shares from the main 'server machine'. With the application on the Mac there seems to ...
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Why does my internet connection speed drop down to nothing when using torrents?

I have 100Mbps/10Mbps connection. If I open any torrent, with download speed of 50kB/s, my connection goes down to 25Mbps immediately, and any website is really slow to load, even if it is just text. ...
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Torrent Client that file-maps to pieces

I was wondering if there was any torrent client that allows file-mapping to specific pieces, so in an single file, (Say RapSamples.mp3) there are 9 pieces, and the last piece is different, (for ...
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Shuffled file listing in rtorrent

I've encountered plenty of *.torrent files, in which file names are shuffled, i.e. *.torrent file contains following directory structure \ Directory 1 \ SubDir 1.1 | File1.1.1 | File1.1.2 / \ ...
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What kind of IP address is this? (WIN-F9PTTKUMI2U:29901)

While downloading a file with μTorrent, I noticed a strange peer with an address that was not an IPv4 or IPv6 address. μTorrent showed it as WIN-F9PTTKUMI2U:29901. What kind of address is this?
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How does the Torrent protocol connect directly between two peers?

It seams that the standard way of doing p2p[over the internet] is to port forward the router to accept external connections via TCP, or to use an external[hosted] server to relay[peer1 --> server --> ...
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How to check whether my ISP is throttling my torrent/streaming speed? [duplicate]

I have exactly the same problem as this one, but unfortunately no helpful answer was provided, and the OP accepted a non-answer! So I guess I should ask again, here. Recently I am having streaming ...
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I am supposed to get download speed of 150KB/s but I am getting 10MB/s for some sites. How come?

I have a 1 mbps connection which means I should get around 130-150KB/s download speed. Which I do. But in case of youtube I download videos at 1Mb/s or more. In case of torrent, I often get 5-10MB/s ...
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Is it possible to make a peer-to-peer SSH connection via bittorrent-like technique?

As we discussed on my question, the question comes to this point: Could we establish a TCP connection via UDP Hole Punching technique? -- Original Question / History -- I'm using reverse tunnel ...
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How to get rid of Opera association with torrent files?

When I click torrent file in Google Chrome browser, I am forced to make two confirmations not to use Opera to open this file. Firs one: Second one: I select it all the time, but it asks again ...
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If I download and seed through uTorrent at the same time, will my download speed be affected because of uploading?

For example, I am currently downloading at the speed of 58KBps, and uploading at half the speed, if I stop the uploading, will the average download speed increase?
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Uploading on torrent applications

Once i had asked about how uploading a file actually works. Based on responses given to me, i was convinced that uploading a file always consists of an initiation process from a private network to ...
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BitTorrent seeding despite UPnP and NAT-PMP being turned off

Using Deluge BitTorrent client and being behind two NATs (home router + ISP router), I've turned off both UPnP and NAT-PMP and let it seed one completed torrent, observing the behavior. To my ...
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Transmission asks if there is another version of transmission running

I have recently installed transmission daemon, while trying to config my user settings from the commadline, i noticed this line. [04:07:41.304] Couldn't bind port 51413 on 0.0.0.0: Address already in ...
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Massively (bulk) reassociating torrent files with their data?

I has often happened to me, that I was moving my directory with files into another place and all torrent files start to "think" their content was lost. I was to reassociate each torrent file with it's ...
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In uTorrent, how to configure to (only) receive from encrypted peers?

On Mac uTorrent has a setting for forcing encryption on outgoing traffic, but does not have one for (preferring) using encrypted incoming traffic, like Transmission does? ...
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utorrent downloads restricted to 10 Kb/s

have already set up port forwarding on my netgear wnr1000v2 router and tried adjusting obvious settings torrent speed, even on very well-shared torrents, will start out at a high dl rate when I open ...
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Vuze downloading something else?

While downloading a video and few other files along with it I found following condition Why it is showing nothing in front of 1.4 GB while total downloaded data is 2.16 MB and also speed in front of ...