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

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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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Start torrent download after some time (Bittorrent)

I wanted to know, is there a way to unpause/start a torrent in Bitorrent/Utorrent after a specified time. Example: Say I am downloading the Ubuntu ISO. Can I specify Bittorrent to start the download ...
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Transmission crashes after Popen'd by python

I have written a small python script that is cron'd every hour under LUbuntu to check internet-connection is stalled/alive (openvpn tunnel randomly stalls) close transmission reconnect openvpn start ...
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Create and seed a torrent from scratch, via magnet

I have a video file I've created. I'd like to share it to the kind/size of audience that makes me think bittorrent would be a great distribution mechanism. A sort of semi-private "those who have the ...
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locate incomplete files that were downloaded with utorrent

There are a lot of files downloaded with utorrent on one of my hard drives but some of them are incomplete because I interrupted the process of downloading, because I re-installed Windows and now I ...
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no internet while downloading torrents - seems dns related

I have a very peculiar problem regarding the internet connection while downloading torrents. Before you conclude that I should "reduce the # of half-open & user connections", let me say I have ...
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Configure VPN connection to certain applications

I use a VPN in conjunction with µTorrent in Windows 7. When connected to the VPN, their is a noticeable lag in network speed as well as Pandora being blocked. I'm wondering if it is possible to set up ...
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Is it possible to upload with torrent?

I'm looking for a website that allow me to upload a file using torrent technology instead of http/ftp as we usually see. Do you know if it exists? I tried to find one, but I could only find websites ...
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Android app download torrent to NAS?

I have a Western Digital NAS (MyBook Live). I want to add torrents to the NAS with my android phone. My idea of a workflow: Add android app for adding torrents to a list. Somehow connect the phone ...
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How can a torrent be downloaded faster than the speed of my Internet connection?

I have a 256 kbit/s connection and normally see download speeds around 30 kilobytes/second. However, sometimes when I download torrents the download speed shows as 1.1 MBps. How is this possible?
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How do I remove the ADs in uTorrent?

Since version 3.2, uTorrent displays ADs in the form of a "Featured Torrent" banner and a small square advertising in the sidebar. Is there a way to disable those?
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How to setup multiple wireless routers to avoid slowdown from torrent

Currently everyone is connected to a Cisco E1000 wireless n router. Whenever someone uses bittorrent, accessing the internet becomes impossible to the other users. I believe this is due torrent ...
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Host -many- files via torrent? [closed]

If I were to start a podcast. I don't want a site/blog etc, I'd like to post links to a forum I regularly post on. I believe I can post magnet links without a problem but what software might I use ...
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How can I setup a VPN to go via someone elses network?

How can I setup a VPN to go via someone elses network? My ISP throttles torrents so badly. I live in the UK and my girlfriend lives in USA and I would like to use her connection to browse internet / ...
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Torrent upload ratio not updated on Synology DS212+

I have a Synology DS212+ NAS running DSM 4.2-3211 (current version). I use it for several purposes including torrent download using Download Station and a tracker that needs authentication. My ...
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Only Root Can Mount on Raspberry Pi

I am new to UNIX and I have been trying to setup Transmission on my new Raspberry Pi. I have formatted my external USB drive to ext4 and added the following line to the /etc/fstab. /dev/sda1 ...
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Distributing Large Dataset (80GB+) Over The Internet [duplicate]

I've seen some similar questions but these are dealing with files under 1GB and the answers generally recommend services such as Dropbox, S3 and Skydrive. This does not appear to be suitable for my ...
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Sync a folder between several computers [closed]

I need to synchronize folders in a team of several people. syncs should be automatically or the people will forget about syncing. subgroups should be possible so that some folders are shared with ...
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Shared torrent client between computers on network

Basically what I have are 2 computers on my network. Both have a torrent client (currently utorrent) and each computer downloads whatever torrents are needed. BUT because most of the torrents I ...
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Does a torrent tracker pass file data or just the list of addresses?

Let's suppose a file is listed on a torrent site. Obviously, the site doesn't have the file but the tracker does have a list of address to which I can connect to download such file. My question is: ...
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Why do bittorrent clients connect to seeds when they are themselves seeding

I noticed that when I'm seeding a torrent (using Transmission, the default client under Ubuntu), it regularly connects to other seeds, to which, obviously, I won't send any data. People I know have ...
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Automatically transfer completed downloads from seedbox home

I'm pondering a move to ruTorrent/rTorrent and was wondering how people have gone about automating transferring content from their seedbox to a linux based home server. I'd like to: 1 - Download ...
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Opera torrent download uses whole memory - no guilty process found

I'm downloading torrent with StackExchange data dump. There was about 40% done, today when I clicked resume, the computer hanged and was practically unusable for about 30 minutes. After a few ...
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Different download paths for different labels in uTorrent

I've been using Transmission for a pretty long time, and there was good feature which allowed me to put torrents with different labels into different folders. For ex. torrents with label music would ...
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Transmission-daemon to port-forward

I have been using the Transmission BitTorrent GTK client to port-forward on ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I would just go to the preferences and set specific port for it to open, and stop it from randomising the ...
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In simple terms, how does a BitTorrent client initially discover peers using DHT?

I've already read this SuperUser answer and this Wikipedia article but both are too technical for me to really wrap my head around. I understand the idea of a tracker: clients connect to a central ...
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Distribute large files in WLAN using bittorrent?

I have a wireless local area network (no internet connection) consisting of 10-20 computers connected by a single router. I want to share some gigabyte-sized files from one computer (let's call it the ...
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Completely disable internet connection except for browser and bittorrent

I need a simple software that ideally needs minimal configuration that will completely block all incoming and outgoing internet connections on my computer, with the exception of a browser (Firefox) ...
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Torrent tracker site on my PC [closed]

I really need to create a torrent tracker site today and its really damn important to me. I've been lurking here for some time and you guys are really great. I would love someone to hold my hand and ...
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Wifi connection drops when using torrent clients

I've read the topics I could find which are similar to this, but I've got no help reading them. So this is my situation: Whenever I start downloading a torrent, my wifi connection drops(as in no ...
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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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Start all torrents when computer is idle

I have this huge list of torrents to download and I use bittorrent. Does bittorrent or any client have an option to pause all torrents when PC is working and start them when PC is idle ?
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BitTorrent - How do peers connect to each other? [closed]

How do peers connect to each other even if they are in separate private networks behind a NAT?
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Can I torrent (legal files) to my Mac HD from my Windows partition on bootcamp?

If I (legally) download a torrent file on Windows (running bootcamp) and select my mac harddrive as its download location on, say, uTorrent, will it work?
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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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Why one torrent slow and others fast?

I've noticed that torrents with a lot of seeds are downloaded with the slow speed (10-50 Kb/s). Why does it happen? For example, I'm downloading 3 torrents with uTorrent 3.3: Seeds: 17 of 168 (512 ...
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Deprioritizing (traffic shaping) bittorrent seeding

I have a linux server with spare bandwidth. I thought about running an rtorrent client and seeding some popular distros images. However, I can't allow myself to curtail the normal operation of the ...
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Chrome Magnet Links Won't Launch (Windows 7)

Up until today, I had Chrome setup to handle magnet links just fine. I'd click on the magnet link, a little popup would ask me if I want to launch the magnet application or do nothing, then the ...
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When a bittorrent client program “rechecks” a torrent, what does it really do?

Had a power outage while downloading, resulting in I/O buffer errors (computer on UPS, while external HDD was not). If there were any data errors, will the "rechecking" process detect these and ...
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Can I recreate a .torrent file from a torrent in uTorrent

If I have a torrent that I have been seeding for a long time in uTorrent (that I no longer have the .torrent for) that I would like to remove and then use in the future, or transfer to another PC is ...
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How to reparticipate in torrent seeding?

I have a file which was downloaded from torrent tracker. How to find it on tracker or how to reparticipate in seeding?
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Using qBittorrent is there a way to skip downloading junk files?

I just read How to edit the list of files to download in a .torrent file? and it show's how you can edit a torrent file but it would not work anymore. So my question, is once the all file's are ...
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UnionFS a local Directory and NFS Directory

I'm looking to create a union between two directories, one a local directory on the machine and the other a NFS directory to a remote client. What I want to accomplish is any writes to the directory ...
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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 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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Where does a magnet/torrent client look for the hash/torrent/file?

In short: Wikipedia mentions a required "availability search" to find peers (and the actual file): Note that, although a particular file is indicated, an availability search for it must still be ...
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Bittorrent and ISP

Quick question..I switched my ISP yesterday and I immediately noticed that my torrent downloads are considerably faster now. Is it possible torrent downloads were limited by my previous ISP?
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scheduling various things and balancing bandwidth while using torrent and uploading

I have approximately 200 files to be downloaded via BitTorrent, these files can be from 200mb to 4.8 GB on the same time I want to take backup of some already existing pdfs in my home directory, ...
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Restarting partially completed torrent with Transmission

I have the following issue with transmission. I have a collection of files, which form part of a torrent, some of which are complete and some of which are incomplete (and have a .part extension). I ...
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How to start/stop bittorrent software based on machine start up?

My machine is Windows XP. I am using Bit-torrent 7.7.3. I have started using bit-torrent in some days before. I am searching setting for starting Bit-torrent software on machine start up. But not ...