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

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How to track down if someone uses torrent in local network

We have a router , i have an admin password for his interface, so i can monitor LAN activity. But how can i be sure if some user behind some ip is using torrent? Router runs on AirOS from Ubiquiti ...
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Why My torrent downloading hangs my computer?

I am downloading a game, it is almost 90% complete. Now, when I open my utorrent software, it hangs my computer. I am trying to copy-paste that game so that I can save that 90% file but its not ...
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Torrent download speed is only a small fraction of web download speed

I have a download speed of around 600-900kB/s, however when I download torrents, I only receive a download speed of around 5kB/s. This problem does not occur using other broadband connections, such ...
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Why is my download status stuck at 19.7%?

I do have an (albeit small) upload limit set, so my computer is seeding the torrent for other users, however my down limit is 200 and uTorrent is stuck at 19.7%. The down speed is either blank, which ...
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Windows btsync: disable 3rd party services

How to disable 3rd party services in btsync on Windows, be exact use_relay_server, use_tracker, use_dht options available on unix based btsync?
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Peering in Local Network

I have a Network which has a Few Internet users. In my analysis, i found the most of Network (Bandwidth) is used on Torrents and that too downloading the same torrent by multiple users at different ...
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How to open a port such that a torrent client can both be used on Ethernet and Wi-FI connection?

From previous questions/answers I understand that forwarding one certain port to two different IP addresses is not possible. I have a laptop that connects through the router to the internet. When ...
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Wi-Fi connection drops when downloading torrents, but wired connection still works

After downloading for an hour or so, the Wi-Fi connection on my tablet stops working; forcing me to restart my router(it basically hangs when trying to connect). This only happens when downloading ...
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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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Uninstall Bittorrent Sync

How do you properly uninstall Bittorrent Sync on Mac OSX? I can't find anything in the official FAQ or the User Guide BitTorrent Sync User Guide BitTorrent Sync FAQ
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Vuze default meta search template missing or broken?

Old versions of Vuze have worked on this computer, on this network, fine, up to just the other day -- until a clean install of Linux. Vuze 5.2.0.0 has a good connection: Pausing downloads before ...
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Sharing file using torrent

I have a large file (~1 TB) I want to share with a friend. I found that the best way to do that is to make a private torrent and share it with my friend. The problem is I am inside a university ...
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Can't quite get my batch file running invisibly

I found a lot of stuff online about creating invisible bat files. I came closest to wrapping my mind around this one: Run a completly hidden batch file However, in my application, I can't figure out ...
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Prioritize a peer?

I'm a Utorrent user, and am currently seeding a rather large file set. I have allocated a seedbox that I want to use to share the torrent with much higher bandwidth than I currently have. However, ...
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Problems That Could Arise From Using “Pirated” Windows (any version) Mounted/Burned, Gotten From Bittorrents? [closed]

Not to say that I would do such a thing, but let's say someone decided to use bittorrents to download a free copy of Windows operating system (any one of them at all). What are, if any, some common ...
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How to have more than five torrents downloading concurrently with transmission?

I've installed transmission on my Raspbmc distro and it's been working great. The only thing I've noticed is that it can only download five torrents concurrently; anything after that is queued. I've ...
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Connect Two Computer from Behind Firewalls

The recent advent of BitTorrent Sync has made me curious as to how they accomplish a reliable, peer-to-peer connection between two internet-connected computers. Within my limited understanding and ...
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Why does vuze (bittorrent client) discard some of my downloads?

I am using the vuze bittorrent client (to legally download files, such as linux iso files) and there's always a few kb that are discarded: What's this from?
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Trouble Seeding

I'm trying to distribute some large video files from a recent talk I helped organize, and figured putting torrents up for the HD versions would be a good approach. I've used these instructions ...
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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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Power Failures and Torrent Download

I am downloading a large torrent. I had 2 power failures during the download. Will this affect the file integrity? The torrent client did not seem to run a check once I booted up after power was ...
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Can peers in P2P locate each other without a tracker?

I am fascinated to p2p technology. I am new to it and willing to learn more about it. Lots of technologies are built on top of it such as torrents, Diaspora. My question is, Can peers in p2p locate ...
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All torrents time out; no firewall activated

I'm having trouble with torrents. I use transmission and all my trackers give the errors "peer list request timed out" and "tracker did not respond". I query if the port is open (Edit > Preferences > ...
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Is it possible for a BitTorrent client to give seeding preferences only to leechers who are also seeding?

I'm not very familiar with BitTorrent on a protocol/technological level. Is it possible for clients to prefer seeding (give more bandwidth, or only connect at all) to leechers who are also seeding ...
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How to download files in torrents sequentially

I am downloading some TV Series using uTorrent . But I want to download on the basis of the episode ( File name ) sequentially . So I want the 4th episode to start downloading only after the first ...
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Is it possible to populate a torrent file with a peer?

With a trackerless torrent, is there a way to create or edit it so my hostname/IP and port already in the peers list?
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Port bridging for torrents? [closed]

In organization they block the torrent ports, is there any concept of port mapping or bridging for example a server allow only 8080 and 443 and few basic ports and block all other ports so can we ...
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Can't connect to qbittorrent (or other client) Web UI, except through localhost

I'm trying to use qBittorrent's (I've also tried other torrent clients') remote Web UI, but can't seem to get it to work. I can connect just fine using http://localhost:PORT, but can't connect using ...
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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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Automatically add tracker url to any public torrents from any site while downloading

I've noticed an amazing thing today that I've never seen or heard before. Within my friend's ISP, any public torrent he downloads from any site no matter what (even if the site is hosted within his ...
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transmission-remote commands are erroring with Unexpected response: <h1>401: Unauthorized</h1>Unauthorized User: deflate, gzip

I'm running the latest Raspbian distribution and just installed the transmission packages. I've been unable to set it up properly because whenever I run a transmission-remote command - say, to alter ...
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Error During Recheck torrent

During Recheck Torrent file, I got "Error :check :Data Error (CRC)" this Error how I am Solve this Error???? ! http://postimg.org/image/43uhy223v/
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Is there a way to know if a video file was downloaded from a torrent site?

If the user provides me with a video file, say, A.MP4, is it possible for me to extract certain information from the same file to know if it was downloaded from a torrent site or any other source ...
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If i edit a torrent's downloaded file(s) will they count as a seed?

Like if I edit a file's ID3 on itunes or if I change the contents of a file. Put simply if I modify a downloaded torrent's files in any way.
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How can TCP header announce LAN IP over Public IP in tracker System?

**I have hosted a xbtit tracker on a VPS server.I have uploaded a file and my friend who is on may LAN had downloaded it.But while he was downloading he did not get LAN speed which he was supposed to ...
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Torrent download [closed]

If I download legal content through a torrent, will it show the details of what I'm downloading in the office server? In general, if I surf the internet, it will list the website addresses that I ...
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Segregation of files from a downloaded torrent for seeding

I recently download a torrent of one of my favorite tv series. The problem is, they're not segregated in folders per season. I want to reseed them but I want them in folders. Do I need to make a new ...
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Downloading only some pieces of a torrent file

I was downloading a video file using BitTorrent 7.8 and when the file was downloaded fully i get 3-4 sec (about 106 frames, i counted them using vlc frame by frame method) video that is partially ...
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How to download using torrents? [closed]

Can, anyone, please, teach me how to download using torrents? I keep hearing about torrents, about someone's recent successes in downloading something from the internet by using torrents, but I myself ...
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Running a torrent client in a VM

My OS and apps are on a SSD, data files are on HDD. Does it make sense to set up up a torrent client in a vm, and configure it to always run via a vpn: the intention is to be able to run torrents ...
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How can I use a torrent to copy large files across a flakey network connection

I'm migrating some huge virtual machine files from developer laptops onto a central virtual host, but the connection between our office and the data centre is somewhat unreliable. It looks like a ...
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How do Pause-able downloads work?

I use Internet Download Manager (IDM) for downloading data, and I have noticed that in it's download progress window, it shows whether or not a download is pause-able (resume-able). Typically, ...
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Can't store Youtube videos directly to my FTP home server

I have a TP-Link TD-W8968 ADSL router modem, which supports FTP server application by hooking a USB mass storage device on it. Previously I was downloading all my .torrent files to my computer, but ...
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Allow only VPN traffic with GUFW not working

Running Kubuntu 13.04 I have read this tutorial about only allowing torrent traffic with GUFW but it seems this is not working for the browser. My torrent application is working but I cant browse any ...
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Bittorrent clients won't open at all, is my ISP throttling them?

I noticed that the bittorrent client that I normally use, uTorrent, stopped launching. The icon would pop up on my dock for about 2 seconds, then proceed to disappear and nothing would happen. I have ...
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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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In btsync/BitTorrent Sync, how can I add multiple folders and secrets to the sync.conf file?

In sync.conf, it appears that only the first set of "secret" and "dir" values is available for remote syncs, although "secret" values that appear subsequently in the JSON file aren't seen by the ...
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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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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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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 ...