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

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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 ...
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bittorrent and utorrent current downloads just wiped after restart

so this has happened a couple of times , my pc hangs , then I have to manually reset it with the power button (it's a laptop) , then when I turn it on again , all of the settings of bittorrent or ...
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Is it illegal to download TV Shows that I pay for? (Bittorrent) [on hold]

Yesterday I downloaded an episode of a TV show via bittorrent. Today I received a copyright infringement notice from my ISP. I've researched it a bit and it seems to be the first notice in the "Six ...
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Who creates bittorrent .torrent files [on hold]

I am creating a presentaion about the bittorent protocol. Of course I understand how it works. But I am wondering, who would create a .torrent file for a resource and risk legal issues? I could ...
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How to determine if I'm uploading something by downloading a torrent?

First of all I'm not exactly leeching (my share ratio is near 1.0 and don't want to stop uploading and continue downloading but stop both). Secondly, yesterday there was an announcement that we ...
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How to control tomato firmware's transmission torrent client to download within certain time window?

I have Linksys E4200 router with Tomato firmware installed. Under the USB and NAS -> BitTorrent Client setting I want to ensure the download only happens within certain window (e.g. between 2am and ...
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How does BitTorrent ensure seeders aren't modifying the file they are distributing?

It seems like it would be trivial to make a modified client that distributes malware instead of the actual file that was supposed to be sent. How does BitTorrent defend against this?
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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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locate incomplete files that were downloaded with utorrent

There are a lot of files downloaded with utorrent on one of my hard drives but some of them are incomplete because I interrupted the process of downloading, because I re-installed Windows and now I ...
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How do pieces of a file in a torrent be shared non-uniformly?

I sometimes see that pieces of a torrent file is not equally distributed. Since the pieces of an individual file are randomly chosen, I would expect a uniform distribution under the standard torrent ...
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How to run two instances of qbittorent under windows

I want to run two instances of qbittorrent under windows. These instances should not interfere with each other. The reason for this is: I want the one instance to start minimized and possibly ...
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All P2P connections fail

I have tried on two different networks and two different computers. My computer didn't work on either network and the other one did. I am unable to establish any sort of connection through torrent ...
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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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How to get index of torrent file pieces

As piece index is provided for pieces of file transferred using BitTorrent protocol, is there something similar to identify the transferred piece while using µTP.
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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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Bittorrent protocol not used by uTorrent client

I created a virtual environment for torrent download which included 4 virtual machines. Of the four, three machines acts as peers and the other acts as a tracker. Using uTorrent I created a torrent ...
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What information leaks through local DNS lookups when torrenting?

Using uTorrent + a Socks5 Proxy for anonymity, what kind of information might leak through local DNS lookups? Here's my current config: As you can see, I enabled local DNS lookups, and it severly ...
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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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Piece index of torrent pieces

I am studying the file transfer using bittorrent protocol and is interested to know whether the piece index associated with each piece has any significance in the rearrangement of the pieces. Howe is ...
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How to get the exact order of pieces downloaded by bittorrent client?

To know more about torrent download, I used wireshark to capture the packets transferred during the download. I was able to find that a file is split into multiple pieces that comes from different ...
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Private torrent over LAN

If you create a private torrent, is it actually possible to share it via LAN? I've tried to do it a number of times and failed. Even adding the internal IP of the peer manually doesn't start the file ...
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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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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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Torrent upload ratio not updated on Synology DS212+

I have a Synology DS212+ NAS running DSM 4.2-3211 (current version). I use it for several purposes including torrent download using Download Station and a tracker that needs authentication. My ...
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SSD partition as cache for torrent?

I download some data using P2P, and I have the same issue as other uTorrent users lately - the famous and feared "Disk Cache Overload 100%" message. It cripples my system into a no-go when there's a ...
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download single torrent on multiple platforms without duplicating (or at least minimizing duplication)

I've found similar requests to this, but not quite the same. I have a laptop and an Android, sometimes one has WiFi, sometimes the other, sometimes both. I want to initiate a torrent download (don't ...
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Bittorrent Sync upload/download rate limit not working

I am happily using BitTorrent Sync but I can't limit its upload/download rate. If I click on the Preferences Gear --> Advanced I can set "Limit receiving rate" and "Limit sending rate". I do this, ...
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What is the difference between UDP and HTTP torrent trackers?

In the context of bittorrent what's the difference between http and udp trackers? HTTP is an application layer protocol and UDP is a transport layer protocol so the concepts seem non-overlapping. I ...
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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 find torrent which is already in the list? [closed]

When opening magnet link, I am getting the message How to find this torrent? I am sure it is not there
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Removing all missing downloads from the completed list

I use µTorrent as my torrent client. Consider I have downloaded torrent and they are completed. Then I moved the completed file or deleted. Earlier there used to be an option where it used to show ...
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Wifi connection drops when using torrent clients

I've read the topics I could find which are similar to this, but I've got no help reading them. So this is my situation: Whenever I start downloading a torrent, my wifi connection drops(as in no ...
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How to remove folders from Bittorrent Sync

We're starting to use BT Sync to distribute files across our network. The problem is we would like to remove old shares from the main 'server machine'. With the application on the Mac there seems to ...
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How to find torrents based on size? [closed]

I'm looking for a torrent but I only know it's size is above 50GB. I have no other information. I want to just find torrents whose size is bigger than 50GB and check each one. What are some ways to ...
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Why does my internet connection speed drop down to nothing when using torrents?

I have 100Mbps/10Mbps connection. If I open any torrent, with download speed of 50kB/s, my connection goes down to 25Mbps immediately, and any website is really slow to load, even if it is just text. ...
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Torrent Client that file-maps to pieces

I was wondering if there was any torrent client that allows file-mapping to specific pieces, so in an single file, (Say RapSamples.mp3) there are 9 pieces, and the last piece is different, (for ...
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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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Shuffled file listing in rtorrent

I've encountered plenty of *.torrent files, in which file names are shuffled, i.e. *.torrent file contains following directory structure \ Directory 1 \ SubDir 1.1 | File1.1.1 | File1.1.2 / \ ...
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What kind of IP address is this?

While downloading file with μTorrent, I noticed strange peer with address that was not an IPv4 or IPv6 address. What kind of address is this? μTorrent showed is as WIN-F9PTTKUMI2U:29901.
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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 ...
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How does Bittorrent work?

I want to learn more about the bittorrent way of file sharing. I am a technically advanced user (programmer), so technically advanced material is no problem, but it should be concise and to the ...
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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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What is the difference between “Force Start” and “Start” in BitTorrent?

My BitTorrent download has been stuck at 99.8% for five hours. The bar is green so I have no idea what's going on. If I pause it and "Force Start" it again there is still no progress. What's the ...
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How does the Torrent protocol connect directly between two peers?

It seams that the standard way of doing p2p[over the internet] is to port forward the router to accept external connections via TCP, or to use an external[hosted] server to relay[peer1 --> server --> ...
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How to check whether my ISP is throttling my torrent/streaming speed?

I have exactly the same problem as this one, but unfortunately no helpful answer was provided, and the OP accepted a non-answer! So I guess I should ask again, here. Recently I am having streaming ...
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In simple terms, how does a BitTorrent client initially discover peers using DHT?

I've already read this SuperUser answer and this Wikipedia article but both are too technical for me to really wrap my head around. I understand the idea of a tracker: clients connect to a central ...
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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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What is uTorrent? How is it different from BitTorrent?

What is uTorrent and how is it different from BitTorrent? What is it used for? Where is a tutorial? What is BitTorrent?
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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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I am supposed to get download speed of 150KB/s but I am getting 10MB/s for some sites. How come?

I have a 1 mbps connection which means I should get around 130-150KB/s download speed. Which I do. But in case of youtube I download videos at 1Mb/s or more. In case of torrent, I often get 5-10MB/s ...