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

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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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Relationship between seeding torrents and downloading?

Is it a myth that: the more we seed in bittorrent, the faster our bittorrent downloads? If i stop all my seeding, will my downloads slow down?
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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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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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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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How to preview unfinished torrent video files

I'm using uTorrent 2.0 and downloading videos. Some videos are large and I don't want to wait till their download is completed in order to preview. Is there a way I can preview the finished part of ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to combine a list of torrents into one torrent with many files, keeping the seeds?

Let's say you have all the episodes of FOO series that you downloaded as they were out, so you have like 20 torrents. Now let's say you want to make a bundle torrent with all the files, call it "FOO ...
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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 - Automatically rename files

I have the data files for a torrent but because the file names differ I cannot simply load it into a client and join the swarm. It would be very tedious to manually rename the files so I am looking ...
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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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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 to disable direct download and torrents

Is there any way to disable direct download and torrents from the router? Or from the computer?I have a slow internet connection (.40 mbps) and I'm sharing it with another person. Please help. If you ...