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

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Will I become seeder, if I seed only few files in the torrent file?

I downloaded a .torrent file, I opened it, and 5 files were present in that torrent file. I started downloading only 3 files and after they completed downloading I started seeding those 3 files; the ...
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A BitTorrent Tracker Host's File Access

If a BitTorrent tracker is placed on an arbitrary server, will the people hosting it be able to access the files it is tracking? (Given that they are not able to obtain the .torrent files). As far as ...
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What are some ways to disrupt BitTorrent activity in OpenWRT? [closed]

My Internet subscription belongs to me in name, so I need to make a best effort to prevent housemates from getting me flagged for illegal BitTorrent activity. I read that deep-packet inspection is a ...
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Bittorrent gives “Semaphore time has expired:” error

I were downloading files from Bittorrent (nearly 9 GB). After I started the download at sometime it shows "Semaphore time has expired: and sometimes it shows "File Missing". Whenever this issue ...
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Snubs, not interested peers in bittorrent, why does it happen? [closed]

Many a times I have seen while downloading a .torrent file the other client either snubs or not interested. Does anybody know why this happens? The possible reasons for it ? I have seen this both in ...
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Is there a way to download only specified chunk range in bittorrent clients?

I know I can choose not to download specific files in torrent clients, but that is not enough precision in some cases. Sometimes I know roughly the time range within a movie where I wanna look up a ...
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Can we send and receive uTorrent packets through TOR?

I just started using pcapy python module to capture network packets. Is it possible to capture packets going out from uTorrent (on my own machine) with pcapy or scapy and sending them over the TOR ...
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A way to increase Transmission upload speed to take all bandwith?

I am using Transmission torrent client on Ubuntu. My upload speed never gets higher than 15% of available upload speed, even if I'm not using computer at all. How can I force Transmission to use all ...
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How to not show open with window for download file in Firefox?

I have Firefox version 35.0.1 (the most recent) up to this date. I have set to use mTorrent as the default application to open when I try to download a torrent file but everytime the window with ...
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How do I serve a torrent from my web server?

I have some files that I have the legal right to distribute (I made them), and I want to give people the option to get them via bittorrent. Following instructions I've read, I've used the program ...
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Add extension to incomplete files inside torrents

uTorrent has an "Append .!ut to incomplete files" option: I want to achieve something similar in rtorrent (the storage is formatted as NTFS). I know it accepts scripting commands but the ...
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is there a way to resume my downloading after changing location of the download?

I am downloading a file using a torrent client. When my download progress reached 80%, I changed the location of the download to F:\ folder from the location it was already downloading to - now it is ...
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Local Peer Discovery isn't working on my network

I've made sure Local Peer Discovery is enabled in my torrent clients: I read that: Local Peer Discovery is implemented with HTTP-like messages on User Datagram Protocol (UDP) multicast group ...
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Can ISPs still throttle torrent traffic when using socks?

I've seen guides telling users to use a VPN or SSH tunnel to avoid ISP throttling of bittorent traffic, but if you use a SOCKS(5) proxy wouldn't it be just as effective? My understanding of SOCKS is ...
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Proper way to execute a script before running upstart based service?

I run the deluge torrent client within a virtual machine that mounts an NFS share from the filer that runs bare metal. Occasionally deluge starts before NFS has been mounted, and it starts downloading ...
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New to Linux: Download/Installing Debian

I've download Debian from Debian.org, first I got debian-7.8.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso from the main page. I've made a bootable usb and when I selected the option Graphical Install it went black ...
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Configuring Bittorrent

I have used Bittorrent without problems for the past year. Then a couple of weeks ago I changed my internet provider (now I have Fastweb.. I live in Italy) It is much faster, but Bittorent does not ...
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moving running transmission from OSX to Ubuntu

I have a running transmission session with 2000+ torrents in it on OSX I need to return this computer, as I do not own it, and move these torrents to an Ubuntu machine. Can someone guide me through ...
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Is Bittorrent Sync blocked on networks where “normal” Bitorrent traffic is blocked?

Let's say I'm on a network that blocks Bittorrent to prevent file sharing of the piracy variety. Would I have any problems using Bittorrent Sync?
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Make uTorrent run on the same process started by a scheduled windows task

I've created a task in Task Scheduler to make uTorrent start on Windows start up whether the user is logged on or not. There's a problem! When uTorrent starts at system startup, it runs in the ...
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Downloading and seeding multiple torrents with the same names in rTorrent

I'm attempting to download and then seed a set of torrents using rTorrent. Some of these torrents have the same name (Alpha Release), and contain files with the same names but whose content is ...
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OpenVPN Client - DNS change; role of 4 FreeVPN.me profiles; How to remove DNS leak

I have configured OpenVPN client added and FreeVPN,me bundle. Tested all seems works fine. However I have few quires How do I know VPN works fine and connection is secured other than OpenVPN green ...
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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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TV Shows torrents

I have a TV shows RSS feed on my server, set to automatically download new tv shows. I also have a script that moves the TV shows into the correct folders with the correct names for Plex to use (B:\TV ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...