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

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Is there an automatic way to add trackers to a torrent?

As explained by this answer, adding trackers to torrents may speed up their download, as well as allow you to share the files with more peers. Is there some way by which I can automatically add a ...
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how to remove “downloading” or 0% complete torrents in rtorrent using bash script?

I have 10K torrents and 7K of them are going too slow. I would like to remove them but the rutorrent and rtorrent interface is unusably slow. I noticed that the info about rtorrent is kept in .session ...
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What are the optimum settings for uTorrent

I am recently getting slow speeds for downloading torrents on uTorrent. However when the speed is (1-3kBps) I stop the torrent and Start it again then the speed level climbs to the usual high level ...
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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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How to restrict torrent download over WIFI?

I have a DLink WIFI router with "admin" rights. I want to restrict torrent and other download over network. Please help. I am new to networking.
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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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Strange speed jumps when downloading a torrent file

I've been experiencing strange download behavior in a torrent manager on archlinux. Whenever I try to download a torrent my speed starts dropping and getting back to the same level again and again. ...
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Slow browsing but fast torrent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Slow Browsing/Direct Download, but Fast Bittorrent Download I know this has been already asked, but still I can't fix this. Slow Browsing/Direct Download, but Fast ...
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Linux download manager with automation feature?

I am looking for a debian download manager which can watch folders on a remote FTP site and download new files to my computer locally. This is a one way operation and not a sync, I simply need to get ...
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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 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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Are the “TCPackFrequency” and “TCPnodely” settings we use for games good for torrents? [closed]

I wonder if they are a deterrent of good torrent networking operation.
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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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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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Scriptable BitTorrent clients? [closed]

In an effort further automate all the little computer house keeping tasks that can waste my time I am looking into BitTorrent clients that have the ability to script common tasks. I've done some ...
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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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Can Linux users sniff 'n watch which torrents I am downloading on my Macintosh? [closed]

I'm using uTorrent client to download some games and files on my work. I am using Mac OS X 10.5. Other employees use Linux. Can they watch my files or see what I am downloading? I tried to use ...
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Translating movie subtitles without srt files

I am downloading torrent movies and need to translate subtitles into different languages, but most of the downloads contain no subtitle files (srt. etc), although the movies do have subtitles. Are ...
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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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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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Does uTorrent use LAN networking if a peer is on my LAN?

Can uTorrent (or any other bittorrent client for that matter) detect that a peer is on your LAN, and share parts through LAN instead of the internet?
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Can I use torrent while I'm on the SSL VPN of my college network? [closed]

I'm using μTorrent But I connected on my college network by SSL VPN, torrent is stopped. How can I use torrent while I'm still on my SSL VPN network?
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torrent remote wont connect while on same network

My problem is that my torrent remote app connects fine while I use my phones data connection but fails when I'm at home using WiFi. I've verified this this problem in the browser as well to make ...
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Chrome magnet links open up Firefox

When I try to download a torrent using a magnet link it first opens firefox, and then it opens transmission. Is there a way to fix this? I want chrome to directly open up transmission, not ...
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Prevent uTorrent from downloading when disk quota is reached?

The disk quota management in Windows XP is working with uTorrent but not in the ideal way: It notifies me that the download will not be saved because disk quota is full but only upon uTorrent exit. ...
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Scheduled download from MSDN

How does one schedule a download from MSDN? I have a cap of 20GB per month that I'm permitted to download during peak hours, 7am to 1am. I can download as much as I like between 1am and 7am. Given ...
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Could ISP limit my torrent bandwidth? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I circumvent BitTorrent throttling? Everyday i meet another problem. Seems like they will never end. i perform port forwarding both on the client and the router ...
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How safe are torrents to download legitimate software? [closed]

Let's say I would like to get the ISO images for CentOS. If instead of directly downloading the ISO images from a mirror server, I just download the .torrent file from the same server and then use a ...
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Is there any peer to seeds ratio that gives max download speed?

I understand the terms seed and peers in context to bittorrent but while downloading a file what does 1(2) may be for seeds and 1(4) for peer represent ? What does it mean ? The following pic shows ...
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Skip downloads in uTorrent if no seeders/0mb downloaded after 2 minutes

I have a massive download queue whereby a lot of the files have 0 seeds and 0 peers as does my current download. Is there a preference to stop download with 0 seeds or a set limit where if 1Mb worth ...
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What is the command line program to seed an already downloaded torrent?

So, I'm finished with downloading Ubuntu 12.04 torrent. I used rtorrent for that. After it's finished, I closed the rtorrent. Now, I still has the torrent file and I want to seed it without ...
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Would Transmission have caused my computer to crash, potentially?

I'm trying to form this question in a way that's suitable for this particular SE site. I have a MacBook, that was given to me for use on a professional basis. It worked perfectly. My rather older ...
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Continue torrent download on second OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Continue bittorrent downloads on a different computer? Torrents support download continuation. Is it currently possible to start a download on one OS and then continue ...
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how can one deploy/install “Shadowolf”?

This is the project that I am talking about. However, there is no mention of the way that it can be installed. I have installed Tomcat. I have also svn-checked out the src code with: svn checkout ...
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Software to log torrent's peers

I'm looking for a software to track and log to a file torrents leecher's IP's. uTorrent for an example doesn't offer this feature which makes sense since it's very lightweight and basic application. ...
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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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Can't download a file in the same LAN using BitTorrent

Context: Computer 1: ThinkPad Windows 7 Latest version of uTorrent Contains the one and only copy of a big file Computer 2: Desktop computer Windows 7 Latest version of uTorrent Steps to ...
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RSS with only .torrent links for newly released FOSS .iso files?

Is there a freely accessible RSS feed such that (1) it exclusively consists of direct .torrent links for newly released FOSS software, and (2) the feed can be parsed by utorrent or a similar free ...
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Simple charitable upload bandwidth donation w/o legal worries? [closed]

My ISP plan includes 100Mbit/s uncapped upload that is mostly unused. Help me donate it to a charitable cause in a way that meets these conditions: no risk of legal hassles (i.e. illegal P2P seeding ...
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Do I give out bad pieces, if my BitTorrent Client can't access a file?

UPDATE: My original question really boils down to this: If I set a file to not accessible (e. g. with "chmod 000 file"), would I give out bad pieces to other Peers? And why so? ORIGINAL: I have some ...
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Excessive torrenting and hard drive health

I tend to download about 100GB stuff every month and most of it over torrent and I have been doing this for almost 2 years. I download things to my windows drive and then move them to other locations. ...
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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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Transmission Cli Limit speed using terminal

I want to limit the download speed for some temporary time and then make it unlimited again. Scenario, I dont want the Transmission to take all bandwidth while surfing for 5 minutes. I wish to use ...
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Simple way to open Port for Transmission for a Mac Snow Leopard

I am a complete noob when it comes to TCP/IP, but would like to open up my port for the Transmission bit torrent client on Snow Leopard Mac. Also, I am based in the UK if that has any relevance.
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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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Using torrent on networks which block torrents

How can I use torrents on a network which blocks torrents and trackers? Is using a proxy server the only way?
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Does Torrent programs damage hard disk

As it's clear from the title. Someone told me that torrent programs keep reading and writing to HDD for long time and that will slow down this HDD and may cause damage to it. Is that true ??
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Can I hide a web seed in a torrent file?

I want to seed a torrent from direct link. But users can see a direct link in .torrent file web option, so that they will not use the torrent and could go to directly download from the link. Any one ...
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Is uTorrent warning for nothing?

The newest uTorrent version has a feature which warns me if the file is malicious. I noticed that it was right at least once or twice, but after testing 4 different torrents I couldn't find any ...
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bittorrent - alternating download speed limit for night and day

I think the question is pretty self-explanatory ... I'm using bittorrent on my windows to download torrent files, and I want to have a low speed limit during the day so I can browse the net faster, ...