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

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Bittorrent client that can limit network impact (Adjust download rate so impact on other users is limited) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid bit torrent to degrade my connection performance without limiting bandwidth usage? Are there any Bit-torrent clients that can limit impact on other ...
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Can we get a virus by allowing an External Protocol Request in Chrome?

Is it safe to click Launch Application upon clicking a bittorrent "magnet link"? : Could I get a virus by doing so? How safe is this compared to manually downloading the .torrent file to harddisk ...
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How do I get ruTorrent work with magnet links on ReadyNAS Duo?

For some reason I cannot get ruTorrent to work with magnet links. The UI happily logs torrent was successfully passed to rTorrent but no torrent is added and no downloads are started. I cannot find ...
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bittorrent prioritize torrents for uploading

There are certain torrents in my list which I'd like to prioritize when it comes to seeding. Is there a torrent client which has this option? I want to mention that hacks like pausing every other ...
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Give higher download priority to specific parts of file in a BitTorrent client?

Generally, and probably for good reason, BitTorrent clients download across all of the file equally based on various other factors. However when downloading some videos I would prefer to get the start ...
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What do Flags and Reqs mean in uTorrent?

I'm seeding a torrent file in uTorrent, and under Peers tab it shows the following statistics: What do those Flags (some combinations of upper and lower case letters like u, h, i, x, e, p) mean? ...
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I cannot connect to home server after a few hours

I have an old PC and I decided to revive it. A LAMP (for my own use) and a P2P server (torrent and e2dk). My old PC is an AMD Athlon XP (1400 MHz) with 384 Mb of RAM First of all I installed Ubuntu ...
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Which trackers to use for a torrent? [closed]

I'm new to bittorrent seeding and I'm experimenting with an audio file that I'm adding to create my first torrent. I'm using transmission but at the field where I should add trackers I'm stuck and I ...
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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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force to re-check availability of files in utorrent

I downloaded part of my torrent that are in utorrent with bittorrent to the same folder. bit torrent started to check the file and found the downloaded parts exactly. Sometimes utorrent started to ...
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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 can I set network priority to give me faster download speed?

I have been trying for some time to torrent at school. They blocked almost every port apart from the necessary ones, (21 80 443 etc.) I finally figured out how to torrent, but with over 200 people ...
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Is there a torrent software that doesn't require installation?

I'd like a torrent client that doesn't require installation and can run of an exe. Is there such a software ? If not, is it possible to install it onto a thumb drive and then be able to run it on a ...
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Changing the queue priority in bittorrent

I am using this bittorrent 7.6 and I have many downloads in my queue. I just want to change the queue order (marked in red) instantly but the process is manually and time consuming is their any ...
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Speed-up uTorrent when PC is idle?

Is it possible that uTorrent will use its max speed when there is no other internet activity in the PC? For example, if I'm using Firefox, uTorrent should be limited or have low priority for internet ...
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Program to download .torrent file from a Magnet URI?

I have a Torrent app running on my home server that has an outdated but pretty useful web interface. The one problem is that it doesn't take magnet links, only .torrent files. I'd like to continue ...
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Magnet links do not display data in uTorrent

For some reason on certain websites when I press on magnet links it redirects me to 'Add new torrent' and its empty. Size: 0B and the list below it is empty too. Any idea how to fix this?
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What are the URLs for the eight ThePirateBay.org trackers? [closed]

I made a song and want to share it through thepiratebay (I play guitar!). What are the trackers I should add to my torrent so that thepiratebay.org will update correctly? Wikipedia says they have 8 ...
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All-in-one PHP solution to share files?

I have enough hard-disk space on a PHP-capable hosted site so I can host the files there instead of my work PC at home. I was wondering if someone knew of a good, light PHP server application that ...
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Running bittorrent unto flash memory

My tablet has internal, irreplaceable, flash storage. How advisable or inadvisable is it to run a torrent client on my tablet?
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Failed sharing my first file with BitTorrent

I read some tutorials, but for some reason, I can't download the file: On the source PC (ie. the one that has the file I want to share), I launched uTorrent, chose File > Create New Torrent, and ...
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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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Torrents never start downloading with Transmission

I'm using the latest version of Transmission on a machine running OS X Lion. When downloading the torrent file version of Fedora 16's "scientific" spin, I've run into the following problem: Nothing ...
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Is it possible to retrieve magnet link via transmission-remote?

I'm running torrents on the home server, and I talk to home server via the transmission-remote utility. I'd like to retrieve the magnet link for one of my torrents, however this seems to be ...
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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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How do I block my torrent client from sending data in a certain time range?

I'd like to block my torrent client on Mac OS X Lion from accessing Internet, from 6pm to 2am, so that it doesn't slow down my connection while I need it. Is there a way I could do that using some ...
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After a while downloading torrents my network card stops working properly

The situation I download happily torrents with uTorrent for a long time, maybe 12 hours. Suddenly, I notice my connection stopped working. When I check uTorrent is still downloading stuff. When I ...
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A torrent client which automatically detects http and related activity from the web browser and reduces its upload/download speed

When my torrent client(transmission on ubuntu) is on, I can barely browse the web. Manually closing the torrent client or reducing its speed every time I use the browser and then bringing it back to ...
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Do I leave an identifiable trace if I use a torrent client on different network connections?

I am using a usb-stick based operating system. So I use different computers and network connections. If I use Vuze for example, could a remote entity (eg a tracker) track my movements by seeing some ...
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Download torrents on an iPad to a NAS [closed]

I recently purchased the amazing TonidoPlug 2 to be a media server. Now, I would like to run a torrent client on my iPad, but save the downloads right to the TonidoPlug. The TonidoPlug has various ...
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Is it feasible/likely that my ISP is doing per-client throttling of bittorrent?

Seems very strange to me, but I've run a few tests, and would love some ideas of other tests. I have a linux box here running Deluge, where I most of my bittorrent activity happens, and a Windows box ...
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Access to self created torrent on public tracker [closed]

Not sure if this is the right site to ask this, but here it goes: Let's say I'd like to share a couple of private files with a few friends. The size of these are quite large, so I've figured the ...
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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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D-Link 323 NAS built-in BitTorrent Client doesn't work

I have a D-Link DNS-323 that comes with a built-in BitTorrent client. I installed it and set it up as described in the manual. However the client doesn't work at all. I use it according to the ...
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How to resume seeding a specific torrent after re-installing Windows?

Assume we downloaded a torrent completely and seeded it for a while; now we're gonna re-install Windows and install the torrent client again. We also have downloaded files here too. So, how could I ...
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utf8 torrent files

I have a CinemaGo HD media player, that has a built-in torrent client (I guess it is bit-torrent). But I am unable to download some torrent files because they are not in utf-8 format (you can see it ...
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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?
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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 using only 5 connections

I'm downloading a torrent with over 350 seeders and 2200 leechers. However I only download at about 10 kbps with 5 seeds/leechers. I'm figuring out it's because utorrent didn't check for speed with ...
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uTorrent not starting as “minimized” even though settings have been set appropriately

Whenever I run Bittorrent (Win + Bittorrent + ENTER) it will start minimized to tray. However my settings in uTorrent have been set, yet it isn't starting as "minimized": Does anyone know how do I ...
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Torrent Tracker for Private Downloads

I've recently come across the problem of having to share several large files with multiple individuals (data collected from experiments, nothing shady). Distribution through torrent seems the best ...
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Why is distributing random pieces of a file faster than a contiguous transfer?

Why is it said that BitTorrent is faster, partly, because it transfers random pieces of a file instead of transferring it from start to finish in a contiguous/linear fashion? EDIT: But why do they ...
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How to change the magnet uri handler in Google Chrome?

I removed the Transmission BitTorrent client from my Ubuntu and installed Deluge. Now magnet URIs don't work anymore. How to tell Chrome to launch the new app instead?
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Limit traffic based on WiFi network name

I would like to be able to automatically disable or block traffic from my bittorrent application when I'm connected to WiFi network "A," and automatically enable it when I'm connected to network "B." ...
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Using Linux how to resume a torrent download started on Windows?

Maybe some torrent client for Linux can understand the metadata generated by a Windows client. Or maybe there is a Web/Desktop client that works in both systems. Is there any way to do that? I use ...
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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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running bittorrent and utorrent together

I want to migrate to uTorrent however I've got some files running in bittorrent so basically I'm having both bittorrennt and uTorrent running now. 1) I was wondering will we have any problems running ...
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The ratio / availability / added on / completed on / etc info in uTorrent?

In bittorent we have these useful info like: But why don't we have these info in uTorrent? Like say at a glance, I can see the "problematic downloads" in bittorrent: But there's no way for us ...
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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. ...