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 ...
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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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Prioritize bit torrent traffic

I would like to know how to prioritize traffic from various applications. Specifically I want to know if there is a way to give web traffic higher priority over bit torrent traffic. OS : Windows XP ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Port Forwarding and Internet Sharing Problem

This is not a firewall issue. I have an ADSL connection, and have set port 50420 to be forwarded locally for use with utorrent. Everything was working fine, and various tests and utorrent itself ...
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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 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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Extreme speed fluctuation when downloading torrents

I am downloading the new Ubuntu release, and the speed fluctuates a lot. By a lot, I mean it is 500 kB/s one minute, and 1 kB/s the other (not exaggerating). It seems to have slow and fast "periods". ...
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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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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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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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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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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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In torrent what is seed, feed & peer?

In torrent what is seed, feed & peer?
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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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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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I need to block torrent downloads

My cousin complains that his housemate uses torrent and thus it causes slow connection to my cousin. He owns the ADSL modem and I saw some good futures such as blocking websites or protocols. Like if ...
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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 ...
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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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Torrent Client - Command line - Windows

I just wonder Is there any command line torrent client ? Like wget downloader.
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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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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 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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Configure LAN Router To Prevent Illegal Torrenting?

Scenario I have a typical broadband setup at home (It's a flatshare I have no control over who uses the house) and I want to prevent anyone using it from illegally downloading via torrents etc. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Relocating Torrent Files and Downloads

Ok, so I recently moved all my .torrent files and the associated downloads into a different folder. For some reason, uTorrent (Mac) can't find the downloaded file, and begins downloading it anew. How ...
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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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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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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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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 ...