From my understanding this is how trackers work:
- I want a file. My BitTorrent client tells the trackers I want that file
- Other peers who also want that file do the same thing.
- The tracker connects me to those peers and/or connects those peers to me and we all download the file together.
However, if I am using a VPN how do they connect to me? I tested the VPN I am using with https://ipleak.net/ and http://ipmagnet.services.cbcdn.com and it always shows my VPN's IP. How do the peers connect to me if they don't know my real IP?
EDIT: Downvoter, care to explain? I'm open to constructive criticism.