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DMCA notice indicates packets with wrong IPv4 destination are being received by my router

I received a DMCA notice stating that BitTorrent packets with an IPv4 destination address of 97.118.208.52 were being received by my home WIFI router even though its IPv4 address at the time (...
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How to keep files downloaded with qBittorrent defragmented on BtrFS?

Files downloaded over the BitTorrent protocol are naturally fragmented as they're downloaded from pieces in irregular order. This reduces performance when reading such files on classical HDDs. How to ...
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How does BitTorrent's use of DHT help peers find target files?

I have read about Kademlia and understood the basic concepts of that. The basic concepts of BitTorrent are also simply understood. But both if them together make no sense at all. From what i have been ...
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Chrome on W10 cannot remember my default magnet handler

In chrome://settings/handlers, for magnet links, I can see my BitTorrent client's URL. However the default is always missing, so I click on the 3 dot menu and Set as default A Default will be added ...
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Windows 11 (and Chrome) doesn't allow me to associate torrent magnet files

I'm using Transmission on Windows 11 and whenever I click on a magnet file in Chrome (which uses the OS file associations), I get the popup: But when I go under Settings > Apps > Default apps ...
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Created torrent goes automatically to Errored and it doesn't work

I want to share some files between two computers in different locations, but because they are big I choose to try to use torrent, more precisely qBittorrent. To do that, I opened it, went to Tools / ...
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How does uploading work in BitTorrent? [closed]

I'm building a BitTorrent client in C++ by following this https://wiki.theory.org/BitTorrentSpecification. I am able to download pieces from peers successfully. I have a couple of questions regarding ...
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Why does peer-discovery work for IPv6 but not IPv4?

I'm building a peer-to-peer protocol where nodes advertise the existence of other nodes by sharing the IP addresses they are connected to. This functionality is called "peer-discovery". One ...
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Are there any place where I can get legitimate software via torrent? [closed]

The internet speed I have far exceeds the speeds I'm able to access via some sites to download software. Example: I've discovered that torrent is a good solution for this, Ubuntu ISO files being a ...
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How can I run one instance of qBittorrent connected to a VPN and one instance bypassing the VPN connection on a Raspberry Pi?

I have a use case that requires one instance of qBittorrent to connect through a VPN and another instance that does not. I'd like to run both on a single Raspberry Pi. I am using PrivateInternetAccess ...
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Does it make sense to find 2160p/1080p version of old movies? [closed]

Sometimes we encounter old movies labeled with 2160p or 1080p on the internet and they are indeed as large in size as more recent high-resolution movies. But does it make sense or is it meaningful to ...
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Qbittorrent leaking, or plain user error?

I was torrenting open-source software, and received a DMCA email (which was bogus). I always keep a VPN on when I surf the web, but I had just updated OpenVPN and my qBittorrent client was not ...
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BitTorrent Protocol Seeding

Let's say there's a seeder that does not have UPnP enabled nor does he have port forwarding set up. Does the seeder initiate connections with other nodes that do have port forwarding enabled to seed ...
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Torrents cause all other ethernet and wifi to drop out completely

Ive just switched ISP and now whenever I use torrents only the machine downloading gets internet. All other ethernet connections drop out as if they've been disconnected and the wifi network ...
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Unable to connect between two computers on bitorrent

I'm having difficulty connecting two of my personal computers via bitorrent to transfer a large file (it's a tar file of photos, ~70gb). I have tried to transfer it over SFTP/SSH/HTTP/SFTP but keep ...
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Torrent client randomly probing internal network when DHT is enabled

I'm using Transmission but looking at some posts on different forums this doesn't seem to be client specific. When DHT is enabled I can see get_peers requests sent to random internal addresses. These ...
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How to block BitTorrent in ASUS RT-AC88U

I want to block BitTorrent with my ASUS RT-AC88U Wi-Fi router. I already know that I have to block port 6681 through 6889. In Network Service Filter I can add blocks for ports, but I can only have 32 ...
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How does the internet providers utilize or asign IPs

I'm asking because i used the iknowwhatyoudownload out of curiosity while at work, and i found some uninteresting torrents being downloaded (games and movies) The internet provider is the same for ...
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how to check from linux sh torrent file has completelly downloaded

Ad far as I researched there is no android app that may be able to download a file directly into a shared drive. Therefore I am developing a small routine in termux (linux) that cron checks all ...
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Torrenting now fails in Windows 10

qbitTorrent stopped working in Windows 10, so I uninstalled it, and replaced it with Deluge. 64-bit Deluge fails with "Unhandled exception in script Failed to execute script 'deluge-script' due ...
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Can not download files with different torrents, Windows 10

Can not download files. This is my friend's problem (just help him). He can download files with browsers, but not with torrents. How he tried to fix the problem: Download with another wi-fi (he tried ...
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Deluge client cannot connect to the server

I have a deluge daemon (version 2.0.3) running on my home server (Ubuntu 20.04). The problem is that I am not able to connect to it with my client (v 1.3.15) running on Mac OS: It's looks pretty ...
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Plain http proxy via https?

I am not very experienced in network related stuff, but latterly I have to dig into it, because the level of censorship in my country is growing rapidly. I am hosting a VPS in another country on which ...
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Bittorrent- embedded tracker issue HTTP error 401

I've created my own private torrent file, and I'm testing it on another PC with it's own completely separate internet connection, but it gets stuck on status 'connecting to peers' and nothing ...
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Docker is limiting the network speed when the host OS is idle

Something weird is happening with my containerized torrent download speed. I tested with deluge and qbittorrent within a docker container. When I start a download it starts fast, then it slows down ...
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Cannot take ownership of file so I can delete it

takeown.exe /F btweb_installer.exe ERROR: Access is denied. I installed btweb_installer.exe, but my Avira antivirus quanrantined the file, because it contained a virus and now I have an exe file with ...
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Does torrenting expose your information more than simply browsing the clear web? Why a VPN?

Everybody says you need a VPN to torrent. I won't bother posting references because literally everybody says so. Does that only apply to illegal torrenting (which I am not interested in... that's just ...
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BitTorrent updates signaled as Potentially unwanted app found by Windows Security

Windows Security has detected file: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\BitTorrent\updates\7.10.5_46211.exe as potentially unwanted app. What action should I perform for it - Allow or Quarantine or ...
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Explorer crashed while moving files to external drive, amount of free space after that is wrong

During the weekend something strange happened, which I don't understand. Maybe somebody smarter than me can help me out here. Last weekend I had the idea to move some movie files from my internal D ...
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What does the "force resume" feature of BitTorrent clients actually do?

In every BitTorrent client I've ever used, there are two features: "resume" and "force resume". If "resume" doesn't work, one can "force resume", which often ...
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Which ports need to be allowed through firewall to seed torrent using transmission-cli on headless server?

Self-hosting my own tracker using bittorrent-tracker. Opened UDP port 6969 on tracker and seed servers. What else needs to be allowed?
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Windows Security prevents utorrent from running

I have been using utorrent for many years. To my surprise, I found it had disappeared from my computer. After some investigation, I found it had been put into Quarantine by Windows Security. I managed ...
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Torrents slow down to a crawl

Recently I started noticing qBittorrent slow down to a crawl (from 5MB/s down to 1-3 kilobytes per second) Bear in mind, this is with a dozen or so extremely well-seeded torrents on top tier private ...
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How to create and seed new torrent files for BitTorrent using transmisson client? (Issue)

I'm trying to create and seed a new torrent file. Assuming the file I wanna share using BitTorrent is foobar.tar and the tracker that I've used is udp://tracker.eddie4.nl:6969/announce, which I got it ...
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Terminally incomplete downloads

It often happens when I'm downloading music -- usually classical -- I'll get 99+% of the file and the download stops. I've tried deleting and reloading the torrent only to get the same result. I've ...
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Why won't my torrent client download a test torrent I created?

I found two posts that are similar to mine, but they do not have a solution to the issue I'm seeing. I created a test torrent using mktorrent and added some open trackers to it. I am seeding this ...
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What is the difference between transmission and transmission-daemon?

I have watched some tutorials on how to install torrent program on raspberry. I have seen somebody installs like this: sudo apt install transmission Someone installs it like this: sudo apt install ...
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Can a torrent be created when no one member has all the data, but the initial seed group does?

Suppose you have several members of a community, who have been collaborating on parts of a project, and now want to distribute their results. As a made-up example, we'll suppose the engine team has a ...
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How do I set up Sonarr's download client?

I'm currently using qBittorent. Would setting up the Web User Interface somehow make it insecure? Is there a way to have qBittorent listen to Sonarr on my computer ONLY? I'm sorry if this is pretty ...
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Deluge refuses non-localhost connections (remote connections allowed)

I have checked other questions before posting this one, I cannot find a duplicate of my issue. I have a kubuntu box which I have deluge and deluged installed on. Deluged is set up and is working ...
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A lot of jitter when running a torrent client

I've been running into an issue that is making me tear my hairs out. In my network, whenever I run a torrent my network clogs up. I experience packet loss and a very high ping. I've limited the ...
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How can I "fix" my transmission-gtk state after having moved the download directory?

Suppose you use the transmission-gtk BitTorrent client (v2.94) on a Linux system to seed some files, e.g. Linux distribution ISOs and LibreOffice versions. Suppose that the basic "Save To ...
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Does the BitTorrent protocol allow you to share empty directories?

When I tried to create a torrent file out of a directory that contains several empty child directories, they were ignored and omitted in the torrent file. I wonder if this is a qBittorrent thing or a ...
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How to create p2p metalinks files

Metalinks files are files which allows to download files or folder using multiple protocols. There are lot of softwares for downloading using MetaLink. But in my case, I want to create a metalink file ...
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How BitTorrent client is able to connect to a IP address when my browser cant?

My institute's router blocks all my http request on browser. The image below shows what I get when i type in google.com (while connected to my institute's router) But I observed a weird thing. my ...
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uTorrent free internet?

I run a windows operating system and I've installed the uTorrent app on my pc. I am from India. India has a ISP provider namely 'Reliance Jio'. I am a resident of a government hostel which has a Wi-Fi ...
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How do we find the uTorrent Web or BitTorrent Web torrent files from the directory (on the Mac)?

uTorrent and BitTorrent the app have both released a uTorrent Web and BitTorrent Web version. It seems weird, but it seem like it is using an app, and the webpage as the "frontend" to talk ...
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Significantly lower download speeds than peers while torrenting

As you can see in the picture attached the average download speed I'm getting while downloading a torrent is 1 MB/s while my maximum limit from my ISP is 6.5 MB/s. One of the peers as you can see (...
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Is it possible to create a torrent where nobody has a full copy?

I'm working with a few other people on different chunks of the same dataset. It would be good to have an easy way of unifying and deduplicating our results. It occurred to me that torrents are already ...
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How do I find torrents which are no longer registered on the tracker?

When a particular torrent is removed from the tracker, I can see that if I open the "Properties" dialog and look a the "Trackers" tab in Transmission: there is an error message ...
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