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

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Torrent ports and firewalls

I use this uTorrent program, under its settings 'Listening port' I set up a port of 46301, and also open that port in firewall. But whoever connects to me to leech, they connect to random ports ...
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rtorrent with Seeds and Downloads

I'm using rtorrent for a very long time. I'm fan. This is one of the greatest console torrent manager ever. However, I can't found cool way to keep seeding. My downloads separated into two ...
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Utorrent checks files after every reboot/shut down

I have searched all over the internet but cant find any solution. I am using windows 7 and utorrent. Whenever shutdown is given and if there are active downloads , utorrent checks those file on next ...
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“Windows can't open this file” when downloading torrent with Chrome

Previously when I was clicking on a "get this torrent" button in Chrome, it would just download the .torrent file. That is the expected behaviour. Someday, probably surfing too late and too tired, I ...
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Utorrent won't load my torrent

I was attempting to torrent a rom for an emulator when I went to sleep, when I woke up the rom hadn't gotten anywhere so I killed that torrent and found a new one. The new one started downloading just ...
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Samsung SM-V101F 4G port forward

I bought Samsung SM-V101F 4G hotspot router, and I tried to download torrents using uTorrent, and I was shocked of the slow speed (max 120 Kbps), I think the issue is because of port forwarding which ...
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Detecting BitTorrent across a home, wireless network

We live in Germany and have just received a letter from a law firm indicating that we have downloaded/watched a movie using BitTorrent - We definitely haven't. However, we have a self contained flat ...
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Manage torrent from command line and download files sequentially

I need a way to manage torrent without any sort of GUI and download the pieces on sequential order. Does anybody knows how to do it? rtorrent is text based but, as far as I know, don't download files ...
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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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'fail to add torrent' error nexus 5

Trying to use torrent download on nexus 5 modded rom slimkat 4.4. Keep getting error ~ 'falied to add torrent from source target'. Tried using utorrent and ttorrent-lite, and have not had any success. ...
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How to download a trackerless torrent?

I have a somewhat old PC at home, and I would like to try to extend its useful life with a linux distro. Reading various reviews, I decided that the first one to give a try would be LXLE. However, its ...
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How to download files with close lid of laptop?

I want to download any file (via torrent or download manager) and I want to close my laptop lid too. As I know, it is not possible but is there any way to do this that downloading will be continue ...
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uTorrent DHT patch == privacy threat?

There are releases of uTorrent with DHT Patch and I was wondering if they do not pose a privacy threat. DHT Patch is basically a patch, that allows you to use DHT on torrents marked with private flag....
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Check if downloaded torrent file has finished download so Python script can move file

I made a script in Python that is able to move some files from one folder to another. This is on when the file's are static. My problem comes when the files are "incomplete" because a torrent program ...
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Chrome ignores magnet links

Chrome used to ask permission what to do when a magnet link is clicked. Two days ago it started ignoring it. I haven't installed or did anything unusual with the pc. I tried reinstalling chrome and ...
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BitTorrent client with strict SOCKS policy [closed]

Is there any reliable opensource BitTorrent client that will absolutely positively use SOCKS (when configured) for all connections whatsoever, failing if the SOCKS server is inaccessible? I think it'...
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Download only a part of a torrent movie

I am working on a media project that contains little clips from movies and I wonder if there any way to avoid downloading all of the data instead only the specified parts of the movies?
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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 structure:...
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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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How do torrent clients like Utorrent work behind the scenes? [closed]

I am looking to write my own small scale torrent client, similar to Utorrent. However I am unsure of how to even begin to establish a connection to the different seeders. Once I have a torrent file ...
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Does bittorrent need a proxy?

I want to use one of my Debian servers for a "torrent" machine. I have utorrent on my gaming machine which doesn't require a proxy. But it said on a tutorial that you need a proxy with bittorrent. ...
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When does Tracker url in the Torrent file come in the action?

i read few articles but i dont understand how does Tracker url in the Torrent file works ? i mean When does Tracker url in the Torrent file come in the action? Lets say , i created a torrent file ...
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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 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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Can Torrent/DHT network remember my IP?

I suspect that my torrent activity casted some sort of "natural" DDOS attack on me. I had UPnP configured and each time I was starting uTorrent client, it was generating new random port and was ...
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Torrent slow download speed

I am having problems download torrents after my ISP implemented something to slowdown the torrent downloads. I am searched some solutions regarding. One possible solution was to use of proxy IP ...
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BitTorrent sync file permissions (Ubuntu)

I started using BitTorrent sync last night, as a do-it-yourself Dropbox project, and it works amazing, except for one thing... On my Ubuntu 13.10 laptop, all the file permissions are messed up, and ...
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Why is torrent transfer speed reduced when using VPN?

I have been living in a country where recently access to Twitter and a week later, YouTube has been prevented by the command of the government. There are ways to circumvent it but they are often web-...
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How to make a torrent from another torrent.?

Most of the torrent out there consist of various files or dir under it. Many times it happens that I want a single file or want to share a single file from it rather than sharing all of them. I want ...
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Does Windows use internal HDD when write to external USB HDD

I'm using my external USB HDD to download from torrent because I thought that will not consume my internal HDD. Then someone told me that the OS, Windows 7 in my case, Write/Read the data to the ...
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Aggressive torrent client overpowering home network?

Is it possible to configure a torrent client so aggressively that it somehow overpowers a home network? Specifically in a way OTHER than how the limitation on your ISP bandwith is concerned? What ...
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Unblock Utorrents ports

Recently our company has blocked all incoming ports by default. Since then I am unable to download from torrent sites. Our network engineers allowed to open the ports for me in which uTorrent is using ...
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Internet speed drops when I download [closed]

When I download a lot of data I see a drop in my internet performance. Usually I download torrents. What might be causing this drop in performance?
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Can GNUnet-qt be used like BitTorrent Sync?

Is it possible to setup GNUnet-qt to work like BitTorrent Sync. Where BitTorrent Sync allows you to have your very own decentralized private file sync system. Is it possible to do the same with ...
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Is a torrent tracker actually required if things like DHT exist?

Why should I still be using torrent trackers to distribute files via BitTorrent if DHT exists? I'm wanting to build a small website where I can distribute torrents containing non-copyrighted media ...
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Deluge Windows to windows remote

I have deluge installed on my home media center and than I have deluge installed on my main laptop. I'm trying to remote the media center deluge. But nothing seems to be working. In the connection ...
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How does torrenting affect the browsing speed?

I am unclear how does the torrent download affects the speed test. I am on a 5 Mbps line, When I download my torrent file at the speed of 300KB/s ( big B), then the speed test speed (www.speedtest....
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BitTorrent Inc role in P2P sharing [closed]

I have a question in my mind. If possible please clear my doubt. As per my understanding BitTorrent is a protocol used for P2P sharing. It require client application to transfer the data. My ...
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BitTorrent encryption in transmission of data

Correct me if i am wrong with my understanding. BitTorrent is a protocol used for P2P sharing and It is used by torrent client. BitTorrent protocol have ability to download the files in chunks. Once ...
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BitTorrent is Protocol or application?

Apologies if i asked anything stupid. I heard about Torrent/P2P sharing. I am still confused what is BitTorrent. I searched but didn't found anything to understand it. Somewhere i can see it is ...
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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 it'...
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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