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

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Is it possible to use two internet connections and combine their upload for bittorrent?

Since each Internet connection has its own IP, I see that as a problem. Or can you use one connection as the primary connection, and then use the other connection to spoof packets coming from the ...
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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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Will adding more trackers speed up a torrent?

If I add more trackers to my trackers tab in uTorrent will it speed up my download?
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Does a low user-set maximum upload speed translate to slower download speeds in µTorrent?

This question has been asked numerous times on the web and the given answer almost always is yes. However, I never saw any support and I suspect that the answer is given purely to give the motivation ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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) ...
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Is it possible to tell if a file is valid after an incomplete torrent download?

I'm trying to downloading a torrent file using uTorrent but it only gets to 99.3%... no one else is seeding anymore. If I open the torrent folder I can see all the individual files I'm looking for. ...
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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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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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Supplant torrent download with an Http download?

When downloading a large file, is it possible to download it via both the BitTorrent and HTTP protocols? For example, when downloading an Ubuntu ISO image, I would like to download via BitTorrent, ...
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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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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 ...
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changing the location of currently running torrents

My torrents is currently downloading to C:\Users\Joseph\Downloads I want to change it to another location (say C:\Downloads) But of course the torrents (about 5 of them) have not finished ...
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Where is autorun in Linux(Ubuntu)?

I have the machine with Ubuntu desktop 7.something ... I want some server-like behavior without my participation. For example I have Azureus torrent-client there and I want it to start with the ...
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What does the “blocklist” do in Transmission? Does it affect download speed?

In Transmission bittorrent client, there is an option to "enable blocklist", which has over 200,000 rules. I've tried searching but haven't found anything saying what the blocklist actually does. Who ...
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Default uTorrent upload limits?

I am using uTorrent for my torrents and when I open a new torrent with utorrent, I must manually right click the item click on bandwidth allocation set it to HIGH then I must repat the first 2 ...
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BItTorrent PIECE size

I am bit confused about the PIECE size specification in BitTorrent protocol. To be specific, the torrent metainfo file, I am experimenting with, says that each piece should be 65536 bytes (except the ...
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Why do torrents slow down my internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid bit torrent to degrade my connection performance without limiting bandwidth usage? I'm not a regular "torrenter", but I use µTorrent occasionally to ...