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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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?

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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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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Is it possible to download corrupted torrent files, even with a download client builtin checksum verification?

I downloaded some mkv/mp4 files with my new router (I can download directly from it, using transmission), and all of them seem to be corrupted: lags, strange artifacts when using vlc, crashes with ...
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BitTorrent hogging my bandwidth to the point where Windows doesn't think I'm connected to the internet

I just witnessed something that blew my mind. I was downloading something on BitTorrent, and it was downloading at a fairly high rate (~1MB/s). The upload speed was very low (~15kB/s courtesy of lots ...
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High speed downloads to NAS via workstation reporting “disk overload”

After a couple of years of down- and uploading files (mostly by torrents) directly to the hard drive of my workstation, I recently set up a NAS to handle storage and the read/write load. That, of ...
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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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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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Dowloading beginning of file preferentially in a torrent?

When downloading a video file sometimes I want to check the quality of the file, or whether subtitles are present or not, before downloading the whole file. In a direct HTTP download, I could run the ...
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LS command for torrent files

I have a directory full of torrent files,and i have to download all of them; But the problem is i have disk limit in my remote server,and file sizes are vary(100MB~8GB) and if i add all of torrent ...
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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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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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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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proper port forwarding behind a router and a firewall server (for torrents and internal SSH)

I want to be able to use download a torrent file. I also want to be able to connect from my laptop to my desktop using SSH. Here is my situation: I have a DSL connection which connects directly ...
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Which bittorrent clients can download preview chunk first?

Is there a way to tell uTorrent or other BT clients to download the first 1 or 2 or 3% first? It cannot be quite disturbing when downloading a clip using BT clients and it is 80% done but the first ...
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Web torrent client that supports monthly traffic limit

I am looking for a torrent client that offers a web interface, and also can limit the monthly ingoing and outgoing traffic. For example, only allowing a set limit of 250GB combined in/outgoing traffic ...
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Removing all missing downloads from the completed list

I use µTorrent as my torrent client. Consider I have downloaded torrent and they are completed. Then I moved the completed file or deleted. Earlier there used to be an option where it used to show ...
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Massively (bulk) reassociating torrent files with their data?

I has often happened to me, that I was moving my directory with files into another place and all torrent files start to "think" their content was lost. I was to reassociate each torrent file with it's ...
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How to get Bit Torrent Sync to auto start in fedora?

I am new to Bit Torrent Sync and Fedora. May I know how can I get BT Sync kicking when my machine start? I am able to sync via the browser client but unable to get it auto start when the machine boot. ...
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Windows 7 x64 repeatedly crashing due to high speed torrent download through uTorrent

My windows 7 x64 keeps on crashing when downloading some torrent which attains high speed. I've installed a software called WhoCrashed and tried to analyze the problem. I'm out of my wits as to why ...
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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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Is it possible to link to a file inside of a magnet link?

I would like to provide magnet links in my service, for large downloadable files. However, I would like to be able to tell the Torrent-download client only to grab a specific file within the ...
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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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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?