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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 be with different networks ( 5G + Landline) two devices download a same torrent to same location to increasing speed download?

does it work if two devices download the same torrent to the same location but with different networks ( 5G + Landline)? So do u think that can be better speed than (Because of increasing bandwidth?
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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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Offering Hard Drive Space with Bittorrent File System

I've been offering up my hard drive with BTFS for over 2 months and my host score is 10, but so far I have earned 0BTT. The 1TB I'm offering seems to also remain unused. Does anybody have experience ...
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Why can't start transmission-daemon?

Install transmission and open port 9091 on firewall: apt-get install transmission firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=9091/tcp --permanent firewall-cmd --reload Start the transmission-daemon. ...
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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, such directories were ignored and omitted in the torrent file. I wonder if this is a qBittorrent ...
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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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rtorrent: Move a completed download

After upgrading to rTorrent 0.9.8, my old rTorrent configuration-file did not work. By reading the docs, I used the new example and just adjusted the directories. However, I have one problem: After ...
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How do I tell qBittorrent v4.3 to download files within a torrent sequentially? (files, not parts of files)

Normally qBittorrent will download many files simultaneously. Is there a way to tell it to use all bandwidth/connections to download one file and then move to the other? Setting file priorities does ...
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The torrent is seeding in my torrent client but others can't download the files, how to seed correctly?

I created a torrent by following the approach mentioned in this link. The torrent status is showing as seeding on my machine. I kept on a VirtualBox VM< with NAT connection. But, it is not ...
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Why do my Ubuntu 12 and 14 Bittorrent seeds get so many downloads from Taiwan? [closed]

I will often open my Transmission control panel and see that old Ubuntu ISO files that I never removed from seeding are being downloaded. And it is usually from somewhere in Taiwan. These are the old ...
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Uploading a torrent, many connections overtime, no downloads

As the title says, I'm uploading some torrents but one in particular has an OK amount of downloaders to seed to, I'm getting a nice ammount of connections, and not uploading a single bit. a few ...
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μtorrent - Display "Downloaded" in MB rather than GB?

Is there a way to display the amount downloaded in MB? For example, when a download is at 1.3 GB, show 1331 MB instead? screenshot
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How to change the torrent file name to the file/folder it's downloading?

For example, there is a torrent named: 1894515619841.torrent and the file it's downloading is called "xxxxxxxxxxxxx" so what I would like to do is change that 1894515619841.torrent to ...
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Automatically prioritize seeding torrents with few peers

Is there a way to automatically prioritize torrents which don't have enough peers over torrents with a big swarm? For instance, is it possible to seed only torrents which have fewer than 10 peers? Or ...
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Creating your own torrent

I am trying to send some files to my friend which unfortunately are too big to be sent via email. So I tried creating a torrent file so he can download them as a normal torrent. However it doesn´t ...
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how to get more torrents to seed in biglybt

I have been trying to have few private torrents to seed as default but I dunno what the problem with bigblybt, I am unable to get most of them to seed, even if they don't seed anything. They all show ...
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How to connect manually to seed of torrent data (OS: Windows 7, 64 bit)?

How to connect manually to seed of torrent data (OS: Windows 7, 64 bit)? (I performed multiple web searches including on superuser.)
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Movie 65923 won't open or delete [duplicate]

I torrented a bunch of movies last week, but there was one within the group that didn't have a name. I did not think much of it as it was downloading, since I was torrenting a few obscure titles. When ...
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How do "peer-port" settings work in Transmission (especially for VPN & port-forwarding-enabled false)?

I am wondering how the "peer-port" settings should be configured when Transmission (specifically transmission-daemon) is working together with a VPN service provider, for which I intend to ...
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Transmission Remote GUI and file handling (transgui)

I'm in the process of migrating my headless Linux seedbox and Windows client from deluge, which seems to be no longer supported, to transmission-daemon on the seedbox and Transmission Remote GUI on ...
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Exact size(byte) of downloading file by torrent

I am downloading(not finished) an ISO file by torrent. I use qbittorrent, and it is easy to see the file size(after download complete) is about 4.2 GB. But is it possible to know the exact size(as ...
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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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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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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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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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