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

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Seeding thousands of torrents

Is there any difference for CPU loading between seeding one big torrent (over 20Gb) and 2000 of 20mb torrents?
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Prioritize bit torrent traffic

I would like to know how to prioritize traffic from various applications. Specifically I want to know if there is a way to give web traffic higher priority over bit torrent traffic. OS : Windows XP ...
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How safe are torrents to download legitimate software? [closed]

Let's say I would like to get the ISO images for CentOS. If instead of directly downloading the ISO images from a mirror server, I just download the .torrent file from the same server and then use a ...
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How to create a torrent and share with others?

I don't know a lot about torrents, i am just a user, have utorrent, i search the web and download torrents using it. What i want now is to create torrents and share my files with others, whats steps ...
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How do I use a .DIZ file?

I downloaded a torrent that contains a bunch of .zip files and a .diz file. I'm guessing it all should get pieced back into 1 bigger zip file. Any suggestions on how to use it?
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BitTorrent Myth

In BitTorent Statistics there is a field "Total Ratio" that is the ratio between total downloads and uploads. i have heard that this ratio affects BitTorrent'ss performance. If the ratio is better ...
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Is it ok to use Bittorrent on solid state drives (SSD)?

I heard it's not recommended because of all the writing on the drive? (My friend wants to know)
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How does peer-to-peer work over the internet?

From what I understand, there is no way to send a packet to a computer in a local network from outside the network, unless we know the routing mechanism employed by the router. Assuming we have a set-...
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Does uTorrent use LAN networking if a peer is on my LAN?

Can uTorrent (or any other bittorrent client for that matter) detect that a peer is on your LAN, and share parts through LAN instead of the internet?
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Continue torrent download on second OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Continue bittorrent downloads on a different computer? Torrents support download continuation. Is it currently possible to start a download on one OS and then continue on ...
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Access to self created torrent on public tracker [closed]

Not sure if this is the right site to ask this, but here it goes: Let's say I'd like to share a couple of private files with a few friends. The size of these are quite large, so I've figured the ...
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How is speed decided on Torrent network?

I am curious as to how the download speed is decided on a torrent network since there are no central hubs. If there are 300 seeders, why can't a client just connect to all those 300 and not actually ...
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Merging uncompleted torrent files

Is it possible to merge two of the same uncompleted torrent files.? eg. I download a torrent that has 2 pieces but i only download the first piece and my friend downloads the second piece. Is it ...
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High “wasted” on a torrent download, with no hashfails

Recently I have downloaded a game patch from a torrent. The total patch size was ~528 MB and the torrent has shown 235 MB as "wasted", with 0 hashfails. Some other things I remember about the download:...
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How to know if someone is downloading torrents in my wifi network

My internet connection is very slow. I suspect someone in the network is using a BitTorrent client which takes huge amount of bandwidth. Is there a way to detect who is using my bandwidth (network ...
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Extreme speed fluctuation when downloading torrents

I am downloading the new Ubuntu release, and the speed fluctuates a lot. By a lot, I mean it is 500 kB/s one minute, and 1 kB/s the other (not exaggerating). It seems to have slow and fast "periods". ...
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Link multiple uTorrent

With Dropbox, I can have multiple computers watch a synced folder for .torrent files to begin downloads, but then they each download it - separately. How can I have my uTorrent instances share ...
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µTorrent auto remove completed download

I am using µTorrent v2. Is it possible to remove a file from µTorrent when a download has finished automatically? I want to keep µTorrent open rather then closing it down.
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Why is it that when I download Bittorrent, my router freezes?

The moment I click "open" on the .torrent file, my router freezes, and I can't go online...it says "connecting to ...google..." on the status bar. And I can't access my router's control panel either! ...
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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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need a bittorrent daemon

I'm building a Ubuntu server for the house. I want to centralize torrents. what I'm looking for is something that runs as a service (daemon) that has 3 folders to configure. Actively downloading ...
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Tor Browser and how it affects torrents

I have recently received a message on my computer stating that my Internet Service Provider has been monitoring my traffic and have recorded me downloading several torrents that they have marked as ...
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Do bittorrent programs damage hard disk

Someone told me that torrent programs keep reading and writing to HDD for long periods and that will slow down the HDD and may cause damage to it. Is that true?
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How does Bittorrent encryption prevent a man-in-the-middle attack?

Can anyone explain how p2p encryption prevents man-in-the-middle attack? People recommend encryption to stop ISPs from throttling your Bittorent traffic. When I connect to ssl amazon - I get served ...
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Advanced Router - Power networking

I'm considering upgrading my current DD-WRT micro equipped router to something more powerful. I am interested in a router than handle atleast double the amount of connections my router can currently (...
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Creating a torrent from a command line application (Windows)

Does anyone know of a application that allows you to create torrent files via the command-line in Windows? Update: I need a command-line version because I'm a programmer. I need to create the torrent ...
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How to preview unfinished torrent video files

I'm using uTorrent 2.0 and downloading videos. Some videos are large and I don't want to wait till their download is completed in order to preview. Is there a way I can preview the finished part of ...
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Is it feasible/likely that my ISP is doing per-client throttling of bittorrent?

Seems very strange to me, but I've run a few tests, and would love some ideas of other tests. I have a linux box here running Deluge, where I most of my bittorrent activity happens, and a Windows box ...
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Order of downloading parts for torrents

If I download a torrent (uTorrent 2.0.1), is there a way to tell the program to prefer parts on the beginning of the file (eg. so that I can play a video file while downloading)? Something similar to ...
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bittorrent prioritize torrents for uploading

There are certain torrents in my list which I'd like to prioritize when it comes to seeding. Is there a torrent client which has this option? I want to mention that hacks like pausing every other ...
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How does seeding in uTorrent work if I don't forward any ports?

I didn't forward any ports on my router yet I can still seed in uTorrent. I'm curious as to how this works, because maybe this can give me insight into how I can host Battle.net games without port ...
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Windows bit torrent client with blacklist support?

Are their any Windows bit torrent clients that support IP blacklisting, much like Transmission does under Mac/Linux?
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force to re-check availability of files in utorrent

I downloaded part of my torrent that are in utorrent with bittorrent to the same folder. bit torrent started to check the file and found the downloaded parts exactly. Sometimes utorrent started to ...
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How to edit the list of files to download in a .torrent file?

I have a torrent that contains many files in it, but I don't want to download all of them because I need only few files among them. I am not downloading from a torrent client, but I am actually using ...
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D-Link 323 NAS built-in BitTorrent Client doesn't work

I have a D-Link DNS-323 that comes with a built-in BitTorrent client. I installed it and set it up as described in the manual. However the client doesn't work at all. I use it according to the ...
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Running a script on rtorrent completion

How can I make rtorrent run a script when it's finished downloading a torrent, with the full path to the torrent's folder as a parameter?
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Bittorrent program that can download from both BT seeds/peers AND one or more HTTP sources?

I know Bittorrent is often used for illegal downloading and whatnot, but I mostly use it on the rare occasion to download things like Linux distributions. Many of these download sources let you ...
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Is there a torrent client which can force downloading consecutive segments of a file instead of random?

Basically I want to be able to download video files in a way that I can play them while they are downloading. Or is that impossible to do with the bit torrent protocoll? If you can force the client ...
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How can I transfer incomplete torrents from Vuze to uTorrent?

I want to switch my torrent client from Vuze to uTorrent, but I have several downloads in progress. Is there any way I can move my incomplete downloads between clients?
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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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Can I run a private Bittorrent Sync central server that replicates data but does not decrypt it?

Bittorrent just announced Bittorrent Sync, which as I understand it is a pure P2P sync solution without a central server that stores your data: Instead, all nodes in the network replicate amongst ...
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RSS with only .torrent links for newly released FOSS .iso files?

Is there a freely accessible RSS feed such that (1) it exclusively consists of direct .torrent links for newly released FOSS software, and (2) the feed can be parsed by utorrent or a similar free ...
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Is there a Torrent client for Windows with scripting/macros support?

Is there any torrent client for windows that allows scripting or macros? I believe Transmission allows scripting, but it doesn't run on Windows. This question has actually arisen from another ...
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Change uTorrents list highlight color

After last update uTorrent changed skin. And now its hard to recognize selected torrent from list or files from files tab. How can I change this color?
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Obtaining IP information from Trackers

I undertand the basics of torrents and file sharing over distributed networks. A torrent file contains two important pieces of information; the torrent tracker address and the hash key. The address ...
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Can you get a virus from downloading a .avi file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can avi files contain a virus? Can you get a virus from downloading a .avi file? (say from torrent)
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How can I continue an incomplete download?

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 via HTTP from the Ubuntu website, the download reached 663.0 MB of 685.6 MB before it was accidentally canceled. Is it possible to continue the download using the ...
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Configure LAN Router To Prevent Illegal Torrenting?

Scenario I have a typical broadband setup at home (It's a flatshare I have no control over who uses the house) and I want to prevent anyone using it from illegally downloading via torrents etc. ...
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Can a torrent with zero seeders download?

I've heard a claim that a torrent with zero seeders can actually be downloaded in a finite amount of time, because not all people subscribe to the same torrent file, but you can still find them using ...
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Is there a BitTorrent client that can download files “in sequence”? [closed]

Is there a BitTorrent client that can download files "in sequence"? For example, download clip 01.avi (high priority) clip 02.avi (normal priority) clip 03.avi (low priority) clip 04.avi (low) ...