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

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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 point....
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How to avoid bit torrent to degrade my connection performance without limiting bandwidth usage?

The only way I found so far to have a normal web surfing, while the uTorrent is on, is to limit its bandwidth usage. There is a smarter way where the torrent can use the remaining bandwidth?
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Windows 10 BSOD Page Fault in Non Paged Area (Only while torrenting)

Hello I was wondering if anyone could help with an issue on my Windows PC as to why I keep getting BSOD only during Torrent downloads in Windows 10. It always happens during the downloading of ...
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Continue bittorrent downloads on a different computer?

I'm using Bit Lord as my Bittorrent client. Is it possible to continue torrent downloads on other computer? I'm at about 38% of the 8GB file that I'm downloading. What do I need to do in order to ...
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Which torrent apps work headless (from command line only)?

There's a question on here about what torrent apps work well remotely, but I'm hoping to find out one that works well through a command line interface, preferably with no GUI. What torrent apps ...
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Why do torrents slow down my internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid bit torrent to degrade my connection performance without limiting bandwidth usage? I'm not a regular "torrenter", but I use µTorrent occasionally to download ...
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How do I remove the ADs in uTorrent?

Since version 3.2, uTorrent displays ADs in the form of a "Featured Torrent" banner and a small square advertising in the sidebar. Is there a way to disable those?
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How to make torrent downloads faster?

In windows Vista Home Premium x64 using uTorrent, how can I make the download(s) faster? EDIT: What are recommended settings for QoS?
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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 can I circumvent BitTorrent throttling?

My ISP is a reseller of Bell Canada DSL service. Bell uses Deep Packet Inspection for all of its users and resellers to limit the bandwidth consumed by P2P applications such as BitTorrent. Bell ...
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How to know if someone is downloading torrents in my wifi network

My internet connection is very slow. I suspect someone in the network is using a BitTorrent client which takes huge amount of bandwidth. Is there a way to detect who is using my bandwidth (network ...
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Where does a magnet/torrent client look for the hash/torrent/file?

In short: Wikipedia mentions a required "availability search" to find peers (and the actual file): Note that, although a particular file is indicated, an availability search for it must still be ...
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Is it ok to use Bittorrent on solid state drives (SSD)?

I heard it's not recommended because of all the writing on the drive? (My friend wants to know)
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Configure Modem for Bittorrent downloads

How can I configure the Modem to get maximum download speed for Bit torrents?
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SOHO NETGEAR wireless router disconnects when downloading torrents

I have a NETGEAR WGT624 wireless router at home which dies when there is a heavy torrent load. I open up my torrent client and it downloads for about 5 to 10 minutes and it continues to increase the ...
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How to create a torrent and share with others?

I don't know a lot about torrents, i am just a user, have utorrent, i search the web and download torrents using it. What i want now is to create torrents and share my files with others, whats steps ...
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how do torrent clients circumvent router's firewall?

Could anyone please explain me how the deluge torrent client can get incoming requests to my local machine from the Internet, while I'm behind router's firewall and do not have any port forwarding etc....
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How to open ports on router for better torrent performance

I've been using utorrent to download and upload torrents for a long time. Recently someone told me that I need to open port(s) for utorrent from my router settings for better downloading and uploading ...
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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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Increasing download speed for torrents?

Can you please list out any torrent client configuration to get max out of available net speed?
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Charitable uses of upload bandwidth?

My google-fu is failing me. I already donate most of my spare CPU time to BOINC projects. I'd like to donate my spare up-load bandwidth to worthy causes, particularly if they have high-social value, ...
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How do torrent clients reassemble and store pieces?

I was wondering, how are pieces downloaded by torrent clients stored and reassembled? Do they use metadata? It seems this is not the case since one is able to play them if they're half formed files? I ...
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Does downloading Torrents cause excessive wear on hard drives?

I suspect that the most stressful to a HDD is being used as a target for downloading torrents. I plan to get a new HDD and use the old one only for storing downloads in progress. Is this true? How ...
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Is there a BitTorrent client that can download files “in sequence”? [closed]

Is there a BitTorrent client that can download files "in sequence"? For example, download clip 01.avi (high priority) clip 02.avi (normal priority) clip 03.avi (low priority) clip 04.avi (low) ...
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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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Are there any torrent clients that run as a service?

I turn off all of my computers at night except for my server. I'd like to be able to have my torrent downloads run on my server, which won't be logged in, so I'm wondering if there are any clients ...
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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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In torrent what is seed, feed & peer?

In torrent what is seed, feed & peer?
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Why BitTorrent uploads simultaneously? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Bittorrent work? While downloading torrent, I notice that BitTorrent simultaneously uploads and downloads. Download is obvious, but why upload?
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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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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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Which bittorrent clients can download preview chunk first?

Is there a way to tell uTorrent or other BT clients to download the first 1 or 2 or 3% first? It cannot be quite disturbing when downloading a clip using BT clients and it is 80% done but the first 1%...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to use two internet connections and combine their upload for bittorrent?

Since each Internet connection has its own IP, I see that as a problem. Or can you use one connection as the primary connection, and then use the other connection to spoof packets coming from the ...
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need a bittorrent daemon

I'm building a Ubuntu server for the house. I want to centralize torrents. what I'm looking for is something that runs as a service (daemon) that has 3 folders to configure. Actively downloading ...
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Can you get a virus from downloading a .avi file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can avi files contain a virus? Can you get a virus from downloading a .avi file? (say from torrent)
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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 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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no internet while downloading torrents - seems dns related

I have a very peculiar problem regarding the internet connection while downloading torrents. Before you conclude that I should "reduce the # of half-open & user connections", let me say I have ...
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Am I connected to ALL the people who are currently downloading/seeding that Bittorrent file?

When I open a Bittorrent file, am I connected to ALL of the people who are currently downloading/seeding that Bittorrent file? Or am I only connected to a subset of people who are currently ...
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How to host/use a private tracker

How do I use or host a private tracker in u torrent. I need to link my friends torrents and mine. I don't exactly know how these work so I would like some detailed infomation.
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How to host a torrent server?

I use Apache on my machine to share some files over office network. How can I host them over torrent instead of sending them over http?
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Chrome Magnet Links Won't Launch (Windows 7)

Up until today, I had Chrome setup to handle magnet links just fine. I'd click on the magnet link, a little popup would ask me if I want to launch the magnet application or do nothing, then the ...
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Create and seed a torrent from scratch, via magnet

I have a video file I've created. I'd like to share it to the kind/size of audience that makes me think bittorrent would be a great distribution mechanism. A sort of semi-private "those who have the ...
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Deprioritize BitTorrent traffic

I'm sure the question has been asked before, but I can't seem to find it for myself; my Google-fu eludes me. My router, the Linksys E2000, does a decent job at being reasonable about prioritizing ...
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How do I optimize bit torrent on my fast university connection?

I've read a lot of guides for optimizing bit torrent, but they're usually aimed at DSL or cable modem type bandwidth. I get about 50mbps download and upload right now. Is the following guidelines ...
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port forwarding? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Configure Modem for Bittorrent downloads any guides on portforwarding? I want to speed up my torrent downloads
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Will the torrent client ask trackers for the pieces matching certain hashes, or pieces included in certain torrent file?

Imagine that we have two torrent files. They contain similar, but not exactly the same files. For example, one torrent is same as the other, but has some text files at the end of it. Knowing that ...