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How can a proxy + VPN be faster than VPN alone?

I use a VPN service (PIA) and was downloading some popular torrents such as Ubuntu. I have the regular VPN client setup to encrypt all traffic. PIA also offers a SOCKS 5 proxy. I set the torrent ...
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Is it possible to route torrent upload and download differently?

More precisely, Is it possible to route all bittorrent upload traffic to a VPN, will all download traffic still go through the classic interface ?
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downloading torrents stops internet on other devices [duplicate]

when i download a trorrent on utorrent the internet stops on all other devices except the one i'm downloading the torrent on, the devices work after the torrents finish downloading, if i download ...
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Why don't torrent leeching sites leech video files to complete 100%?

I downloaded .mp4 file using torrent leeching sites. After checking the downloaded data with torrent file, it shows only 99.9% (no problem with playback) It only for videos files, but for zip/exe ...
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Network slow /After/ shutting down torrent and until restarting modem-router - ISP or faulty router?

I'm trying to figure out what's causing my home network to slow down dramatically (from a stable 500Mbps to 10Mbps w/ lots of packet loss). From what I've noticed it happens after using bitTorrent (...
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Blocking torrent access on vpn server side

we have openVPN server on our VPS, and also have a dev team who are using VPN connection to access to some resources through this VPN. But sometimes we detect a high load of our network and i think ...
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Magnet links don't open in Chrome

When I click magnet links in chrome nothing happens. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\magnet has qBittorrent set correctly. When I edit C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Local State I ...
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Why Is BitTorrent Ingnoring The Skip Directive?

Wanting to know why BitTorrent is Ignoring the Skip or Don't Download Directive that is set when you initially, add a torrent via a magnet link. It never used to do this, but has done it multiple ...
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Failing to create and share a Torrent (with both DHT and trackers)

Just trying to seed and download my newly created Torrent. I'm creating a Torrent with qBitTorrent, with/without DHT, and with/without trackers (tried all 4 combinations). I'm of course checking "...
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How does BitTorrent seed files on a shared IP?

I am reading about BitTorrent, and the one thing I do not understand is that when I am on a shared IP, how does it seed files to others? How do the others connect to my computer?
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Share large files through torrent - deluge

I am trying to share a large data file (~2.5 Gb) with a colleague using the bittorrent protocol. I am on Fedora 30 and I am using Deluge 1.3.15. To create the torrent file, I am following the steps ...
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How to install torrent client on linux in shared servers

I am using "namecheap.com" stellar hosting with Linux OS, installed on shared servers. It has also Apache, MySQL and PHP preinstalled. I am trying to install uTorrent using terminal with the help of a ...
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Does anybody have an idea about zip-archive recovery using partly downloaded archive and archive contents? [closed]

Does anybody have an idea how to recover zip-archive using partly downloaded archive and archive contents from another source? Use case: become a seed on an old torrent.
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Internet download manager keeps on downloading a file even after I logout from my captive portal

I entered my phone number and otp on a public wifi and started downloading a file using idm. After some time I logged out and the download was still going on with full speed how is this possible. Can ...
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Proxy Socks5 and allowing UDP trackers connection?

OS : Debian 10 Software :Tixati 2.66 Hey hi guys so lately i had some trouble with my torrent client software (stalled) so i changed for tixati , im a Ipvanish member and so for torrentting i use a ...
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Can i redownload a single file from a Torrent?

So, i downloaded a Torrent with a few video files, but seems like one of them got damaged(You are seeing it, and then at one moment the image distorts, and returns). I'm not sure if this is because ...
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Aria2c, vpn, routing

I want to build a seedbox on my raspberry. I'm running aria2c as rpc server and i would like him to download let's say torrents through a vpn. First of all I thought aria2c was using - be default - ...
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P2P torrents: downloaded data greater than torrent size?

How can downloaded data be greater than torrent size? In this case I already downloaded all size (100%) but after few days - missing 0.01 % of data. I try to found explanation on internet, some ...
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Transmission (CLI) : “No data found” and “Permission denied” errors, despite fully writeable?

Just installed the latest CLI version of Transmission on Ubuntu 19.04 (used sudo apt install transmission-daemon transmission-common transmission-cli). Then I stopped the service, edited the /etc/...
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How speed limit on BitTorrent protocol works?

I am curious about the BitTorrent protocol. A lot of software implemants this protocol like µTorrent, Vuze, qBittorent... Each of these software purpose a functionnality : Speed limit. For example, ...
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2 ISPs - use 1 for browsing surfing and other for torrents

I have 2 ISPs: a) ISP1 - has a 500 mbps line but blocks torrents (when i say block, its a packet level thing so no way around it. VPNs also don't work and i don't wanna invest) b) ISP2 - supports ...
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Transmission right click “Open Folder” opens xfburn instead of thunar

Regarding the Transmission bit torrent client, when I right-click the "Open Folder" option, the application xfburn opens instead of the file manager Thunar. How can I fix this? My operating system ...
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Not Seeding - For Beginners

I have downloaded a file using qBittorrent. However, it does not seem to be seeding - I know the difference between seeders, peechers, and leechers - and there are no upload limits. Also, I am using a ...
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Can you put the BitTorrent cache on a USB flash drive?

I wonder if there's any way to improve BitTorrent performance by putting any cache on a USB stick, like the ReadyBoost in Windows?
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How to trigger script when adding existing torrent with different label in rtorrent?

I share a seedbox (rtorrent) with a friend and we use different labels for our Movies (e.g. Me Movies, Him Movies). When a torrent has finished I send it's base path and label to a script and symlink ...
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Windows 10 firewall is blocking my utorrent, even though I have it on the “allowed”list

The app utorrent is on the list of apps that should be unblocked by my firewall; tcp in and udp in are both permitted. However, when I go to torrent sites, I'm shown as firewalled, so I can download ...
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uTorrent doesn't work on my PC with Windows 10 Pro

I just installed uTorrent on my PC (with Windows 10 Pro) and it just doesn't work. When I try to download a torrent, a message appears that says "Did you mean to switch apps? Microsoft Edge is trying ...
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Does the ZyXEL NAS542 support BitTorrent?

I've had no luck on Google at all, does anyone know if the NAS542 supports BitTorrent? Or if any similar ZyXEL NAS does?
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Magnet not redirecting on uTorrent

On downloading VLC Torrent Streamer, the torrent magnets now get redirected to VLC, and I am unable to change it back to uTorrent. I tried deleting the magnet-redirect plugin that got installed in VLC,...
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Download Directories on uTorrent Web API

I haven't been able to find a definitive answer on what the "Download Directories" is on the uTorrent WebAPI. I wasn't able to find any Web API calls to specify a download directory and when I use the ...
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Hosting a server when behind ISP's router

No one in the internet seems to never adress this problem, idk why. But, my situation looks sorta like this: Me -- My router -- ISP's router -- Internet My question isn't strictly "How" I can host a ...
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Strange Transmission-Daemon Configuration Behavior on Debian Linux

I am running a Transmission BitTorrent client on my Raspberry Pi computer, which uses Raspbian Linux. It is up-to-date as of 6/6/19. There is some strange behavior with the settings.json configuration ...
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How can I download a torrent in reverse order of pieces?

I mean we have this option of downloading sequentially, and first-and-last pieces order.. but what I need is a last-piece-first order! Any method that can achieve that? Edit 1: As to why I need it(...
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Why does my entire network lose internet connection for a few seconds when a torrent is started?

Whenever my wife or I start a torrent on her Windows PC (wired), my Windows PC (wired) or my Ubuntu Laptop (wireless), our entire network loses connection for 5-10 seconds. I have tested this with ...
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How to connect to a torrent tracker running on a local host?

I want to share huge files via bitTorrent. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. I've set up a tracker opentracker listening to port 6969, and a client kTorrent listening to port 6881. My network uses NAT. I ...
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How is it possible to use p2p connections like in BitTorrent protocol when I do not have public IP?

How can torrent peers connect to my bittorrent client when I do not have public IP? My tracert to google.com: 1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms CISCOF5586 [192.168.1.1] 2 1 ms 1 ms ...
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Why if P2P download applications (e.g. BitComet) listen ports get blocked would affect speed?

Quoted from the wiki of BitComet: http://wiki.bitcomet.com/add_port_mapping_in_nat_router To get the best speeds, BitComet needs an open listening port, just as most other P2P applications do. ...
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All downloads throttled at 125 kbps

I have been trying to download a game through steam, but i have observed that download speed i get is only upto 125kbps. Whenever i try to download something through at torrent client like µTorrent , ...
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Magnet links for torrents in (email) RSS feed

Is it possible to subscribe to an RSS Feed on a torrent website which feeds into my email and has magnet links? (I'm running Windows 10).
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Folder on HDD showing larger than it actually is

I have a 3 TB WD Red, which I have had for around 2 years and it has been working fine, though in these last few weeks I have been experiencing weird issues with my torrent client locking up that ...
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Are there negative impacts of having DHT nodes connections 24/7?

I have a qBittorrent server at home that I use sometimes to download ISOs to test new Linux distros (amongst other things). The server is running 24/7 even when there are no active torrents in it. I ...
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How to configure the number of concurrent downloads with Vuze?

How do I edit the quantity of downloads? Not number of connections, not maximum speed, but number of files being actively downloaded? See also: How to have more than five torrents downloading ...
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How to add a remote folder using command line in Resilio Sync?

I have a folder that's currently shared by another machine running Resilio Sync (formerly Bittorrent Sync). How do I grant a new machine access to this share using the config file? I don't want to use ...
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How to fix “HTTP invalid URL” in uTorrent 2.x

If you use uTorrent 2.0.4 or 2.2.1 (this may also apply to 3.x, I don't know), you may notice that some torrents show this under the Logger tab: <Torrent name>: HTTP invalid URL: It doesn't ...
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How am I able to seed if I have no ports forwarded in my torrent client?

Title is pretty self-explanatory. Often times when I am downloading torrents, even though I have no ports forwarded (uPnP disabled as well), I am able to still upload a lot of data to other clients. ...
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Transmission-daemon permission denied in /home/pi/ folder. How to fix it?

I don't want to use any USB drive with my Raspberry Pi because my SD card has 32GB storage. So i put /home/pi/torrent/downloads and /home/pi/torrent/incompleted location in the /etc/transmission-...
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What data is being downloaded by my client when seeding a completed torrent?

When I'm seeding completed torrents, I often notice that aside from bytes leaving my PC, there are also bytes entering my PC. Examples of this can be seen in the image below. I am using Tixati as ...
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Possible to limit torrent speed when another device is connected to the network?

Is there any way for me to be able to limit my overall torrent speed when another device is connected to the network? I would like my desktop pc to throttle the download speed of any running torrents ...
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Cisco ASA fails to handle service objects with special characters after creation

Issue I have the two ASAs, which are listed in the Meta section. On those devices, I configured ACLs (both devices) and PAT (5506-X only) for a device to be able to perform peer-to-peer file sharing (...
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How do I migrate my Transmission state & settings to another user account?

Suppose I want to migrate my transmission configuration settings and current "state" (which torrents are active, which are paused, etc.) - from one user account to another, either on the same machine ...

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