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

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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 ...
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bittorrent client that can prioritize pieces of a single file

Almost every bittorrent client has built-in prioritization of files. Do you know if there is a client that allows me to set up priorities inside the single file? For example, you're downloading an ...
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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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Ubuntu Deluge checking downloads at start-up slow

I am downloading a very large torrent (~60GB) and when deluge clients starts up it takes a lot of time to check the parts downloaded during witch it uses a lot the hardisk that leads to a very slow ...
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Is it possible to see which torrents a server/tracker is hosting?

A server is acting as a host/tracker for various torrent files; if I have a working torrent I can download from it. Is there an easy way to see which other files it is tracking/hosting?
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BitTorrent Sync - Exclude All Specific Subfolders

I want to sync up my dev folder including various project folders, each having node_modules folder inside. I would like to exclude all node_modules subfolders. Here is an example of my file ...
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How are peers assigned to swarms in the Bittorrent protocol?

I have a torrent started and I see multiple trackers for it. Does each tracker have its own isolated swarm? If not, how does the bittorrent protocol determine how to form swarms (what rules are ...
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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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What are Magnet Links?

When I download a torrent file there is an option for 'magnet link download'. What is a 'Magnet Link'? Do they have any extra advantages?
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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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What do light purple color mean in uTorrent

I run uTorrent 3.1.2 in my Windows 7 PC. When I download one file, I see some purple colored lines under Files Tab > Pieces. Below is an image of what I am telling (little resized); I think that ...
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Why can't I build Deluge?

Deluge is a BitTorrent Client. I am trying to build it from source, since I don't have privilege to install it as root. I am using python setup.py build. But, it failed following message, why? ...
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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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Upgrading uTorrent 2.x to 3.x behind a router

After upgrading uTorrent version from 2.x to 3.x some torrents get the requested address is not valid in its context in tracker statuses. Upload speed on such torrents is very slow or none. ...
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Does uploading reduce download speed in torrent?

I was searching to know: "Does uploading and downloading at the same time reduce download speed?" and I found this: Should uploading a file on DSL kill the download speed? but it is related to TCP ...
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How to export/import torrent in transmission in Ubuntu?

I need to move a couple of torrent transmissions to another idle computer. I have copied all the downloading files into (equivalent) ~/Downloads of machine 2 but the Transmission client on machine 2 ...
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bittorrent upload with closed ports

I just downloaded a linux image using bittorrent. Although the port seems to be closed I noticed that my client was also uploading. As far as I know UPNP and NAT-PMP are disabled in my current ...
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Seeing 10.x.x.x addresses in my BitTorrent client

Off late, I am seeing a number of IP addresses starting with 10.x.x.x in my bittorrent peer list. Aren't these IP addresses supposed to be private ones? I don't understand how I am able to see the IP ...
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µTorrent : how to change the 30 minute timeout of trackers

I want to change the tracker timeout in µTorrent from 30 minutes to something else (Preferably more than 30 minutes)... But I can't seem to find an option or switch for it... is there any way to ...
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Can I create a .torrent file that will download files from an webhost ftp?

I have a webhost that lets me have ftp accounts for large file transfers. I can use vuze in OS X to create a torrent fine...but I don't know how (or with the more research I do if it's possible) to ...
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How do I use tshark to extract bittorrent piece data to a file for post processing/reporting

Wireshark does a good job of extracting bittorrent PIECE messages sent to specific peers from other peers using a filter like the following e.g.: bittorrent.piece.data and ip.dst_host == ...
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Quality of Service on Windows

I find that whenever my bittorrent client is running, all other communication slows down extremely - this is because of the ACKs taking up all the upload bandwidth. Can I configure Windows or install ...
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Bittorrent software files called dlimagecache

I have Bittorrent and today I was browsing through the program files and came across a folder called dlimagecache and inside of that were files with random names. I wanted to know what information is ...
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How to open ports on router for better torrent performance

I've been using utorrent to download and upload torrents for a long time. Recently someone told me that I need to open port(s) for utorrent from my router settings for better downloading and uploading ...
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BitTorrent Sync open source alternnative [closed]

BitTorrent Sync is great. But I wish to use it for my docs and passwords. BitTorrent was hacked recently http://forum.ragezone.com/f10/bittorrent-source-dns-reward-948810/ So it is possible that key ...
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How to detect Bittorrent traffic? Ideally with automatic notification

I got a letter from my ISP a while back, complaining about a movie I was supposedly downloading. At first I wrote it off until I later saw my roommate watching that movie, I asked him about it, and he ...
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How to seed many files with aria2?

I'm using aria2 with these aliases: cat .bashrc alias download='while true; do timeout -s 9 1260 aria2c -j 10 *.torrent --bt-require-crypto=true --lowest-speed-limit=1024 --disable-ipv6=true ...
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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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Accessing Bittorrent Web UI remotely

I'm connecting to internet through router which updates the IP to DynDNS. Within my home network, I can access the WebUI with http://localip:8080/gui/ If my DynDNS domain is http://mydomain.ath.cx, ...
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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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Hiding IP Address when file sharing

Sometimes when I'm downloading free and open source software via bit-torrent I like to hide who I am to mix things up a bit. It's probably more secure too. How does one do that? I can't imagine ...
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How does downloading a file overnight affect the CPU and hard disk?

I am currently downloading a legal torrent of 49 files (8 GB total) and getting the speed of 50 KBps. How does doing this overnight affect the CPU and hard disk? Are there any long-term risks to the ...
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I need to block torrent downloads

My cousin complains that his housemate uses torrent and thus it causes slow connection to my cousin. He owns the ADSL modem and I saw some good futures such as blocking websites or protocols. Like if ...
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Can you make torrents start downloading only AFTER the previous torrent has finished downloading in uTorrent?

If I have multiple downloads I can have them all download simultaneously or pause one and let the other download and then when the 1st is done I manually pause it and have the second download, ...
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Can my Internet be slowed down by someone else's torrent downloads?

I am on a home wireless network with three other users. One of them downloads torrents 24x7. Whenever the other person is doing his thing with torrents, my laptop's Internet speed drops to a crawl. ...
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Are torrents less efficient than regular downloads?

When I download a file in torrents, the actual download (seen in the Ubuntu 'System Monitor') is a bit more than the download observed in the 'Transmission BitTorrent Client'. Are torrents less ...
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Why is torrent speed slow through comcast?

I recently changed my internet provider from Frontier Fios to Comcast xfinity. Through Comcast, I get somewhat low torrent speeds. Frontier Fios: 15 down / 5 up. Torrent speed 1.5 MBps. Comcast ...
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μTorrent: How do we get the “added” date of a torrent file?

How can we get the actual date/time that a torrent file was added? In the μTorrent client, only an estimate of "2 months ago" is shown:
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How do I tell µTorrent to download files within a torrent sequentially?

Normally µTorrent will download many files simultaneously. Is there a way to tell it to use all bandwidth/connections to download one file and then move to the other? Setting file priorities does ...
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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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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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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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How do private BitTorrent trackers monitor how much users upload/download?

From Wikipedia: Most private trackers monitor how much users upload or download, and in most situations, enforce a minimum upload-to-download ratio. How exactly can a tracker figure out ...
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How many uTorrent clients are running in a network?

I have a router through which 10 PC's are connected to run internet, almost all PC's have uTorrent. I want to detect that how in many PC's uTorrent is running at a time. Is there any way or tool ...
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Free Download Manager Auto-Upload

Does Free Download Manager automatically upload my torrents when I download them? If so, is there a way to prevent it?
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Stable high performance BT client? [closed]

I need a BT client that is capable of downloading several dozen files at once, at 100mbit. I use uTorrent, but I found that its not able to keep up with the load. Memory usage goes up to 2GB and it ...
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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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Get rid of BitTorrent Bundle

This is getting very annoying! Whenever I open BitTorrent, I don't see my downloads. It just shows me this BitTorrent Bundle thingy. How do I get rid of this so that I can resume my downloads?
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Does µTorrent v2 have a security vulnerability?

Many people are using a second version of µTorrent because they don't like the ads (even though one can disable ads on v3). It is generally recommended to update software because of potential ...
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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 ...