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From a coding perspective, a download is just a just a byte array included in the HTTP response stream. The HTTP 1.1 protocol (see page 30) includes a field in the Header called 'Range', which allows the request to specify the byte offset and length of the response requested. So in essence you can say, "give me the HTTP object at this URL, but I only want ...


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Open uTorrent Press shift+F2 (hold them for the next step) Go to Options -> Preferences -> Advanced See uTorrent settings with opened parameters bt.sequential_download (use this for sequential download one movie) and bt.sequential_files (use this for sequential download TVseries from in that sequence as specified in torrent file).


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"What kind of IP address is this? (WIN-F9PTTKUMI2U:29901)" WIN-F9PTTKUMI2U:29901 is not an IP address. It identifies a socket connection of a particular μTorrent peer and has the format hostname:port. WIN-F9PTTKUMI2U is the hostname. 29901 is the port number. Peers The Peers tab is where you'll find information about all the peers you are ...


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According to this question sequential downloading is not supported and won't be. Maybe there are plugins for this for uTorrent. Edit: i did find this Plugin for uTorrent. (But you need to check if it works and does what you want.) (translated page) But another way to go is qBittorrent. It has a function Sequential downloading (aka "Download in order"). (...


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Is it perhaps P2P protocol data? Yes, it is. sometimes the incoming transfer size approaches 1kB, which seems inplausible for simple overhead. A transient peak of a few KB/s for transferring the handshake, extension handshake, bitfield and metadata transfer is normal for all clients.


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Set the following settings to false in the advanced settings of uTorrent. Some variable names differ depending on your uTorrent version: bt.enable_pulse gui.show_notorrents_node gui.show_plus_upsell offers.content_offer_autoexec offers.left_rail_offer_enabled / left_rail_offer offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled / sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled Source :...


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Both of the answers above are still relevant but with Version 2 occured a new problem: You cannot delete the sync.app because there are plug-ins running: 'The item “BitTorrent Sync” can’t be moved to the Trash because some of its plugins are in use.' The quick and dirty solution: You need to quit both "Sync Finder Extension" and "CMFSyncAgent" via ...


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Rather late, but as suggested in the comments, the following produces a magnet link, with no further fiddling necessary: transmission-show -m yourfiles.torrent This program is shipped as part of the transmission-cli package on Debian derivatives, and part of the larger Transmission client. Of course the .torrent file must be created beforehand, but that ...


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BitTorrent works using P2P connection. Therefore there must be a way to direct connecting to peer. As you know, NAT breaks P2P to working. But there is some solution for this to works. Most (as I know all) is based on STUN protocol. Each client get its public IP and temporary port number (UDP) using STUN server. STUN server helps client to detect presence ...


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May have been patched since the question was asked, but running transmission-remote -l -t 13 -i | grep magnet worked for me, got the magnet link for torrent number 13. If you want only the link, you can sed away the title: transmission-remote -l -t 13 -i | grep magnet | sed -e "s/^ *Magnet: //" You may need to add a parameter --auth <username>:<...


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Add persistent labels under Options / Preferences / Advanced / User Interface: Then under Options / Preferences / Downloads select Move completed downloads to and especially Append the torrent's label to the directory name: Finally assign each torrent a label according to its content as shown below and it ought to end up in your Downloads_Dir\Label_Dir: ...


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There is a sort of fairness system - BitTorrent uses a choking algorithm to handle congestion and prevent this kind of thing. I don't know exactly how it works, but it ensures that connections to users who upload more are prioritized. If your client does not receive any piece of the file from a particular peer, the peer may be snubbed. More information.


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I'm accepting @ScottChamberlain's answer as searching the term "fairness" led me to another set of terms, "choking" and "unchoking," which in turn led me to a definitive answer in the BitTorrent Protocol Specification (Cohen, Bram. October 20, 2012.) Choking is done for several reasons. TCP congestion control behaves very ...


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The other answer is technically incorrect. If I have my ports closed, I can make outbound connections to someone who has their ports forwarded. If my ports are forwarded, others can make inbound connection to my client. If both have ports forwarded, it does not matter. Connection streams need to be initiated by only one of the clients, so even though an ...


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Can peers in p2p locate each other without a tracker? Yes and No. No because: The standard BitTorrent technology do uses a tracker for each peer to 'report' back to so they can be found by other peers. Once they found each other, they can then go directly peer to peer and ignores the tracker. Yes because: If you read the specification on BitTorrent ...


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Edit the file ~/.config/transmission/settings.json and update the value of "download-queue-size": 5. See documentation. For e.g.: $ grep 'download-queue' ~/.config/transmission-daemon/settings.json "download-queue-enabled": true, "download-queue-size": 5,


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Verify that the startup option is disabled in uTorrent options. Check if you have a uTorrent shortcuts under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\, if so - remove it. When windows start, it will run each of the files in that directory.


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You can change the default behavior for the delete function: Go to Options -> Preferences -> Advanced. Find the listing gui.default_del_action: change the value from 0 to 1. In fact, you can change the value from 0 all the way to 3 with the corresponding results: 0 means "Remove" (remove the torrent job from the list, but all related files are left ...


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I came here looking for the answer to the same question, and @Synetechs's answer pointed me in the right direction. I don't know if this is a new feature that didn't exist when he posted his answer (it's been 3 years, after all). But in the same advanced tab, now there is a bt.progressive_piece_picker setting, which seems to prioritize pieces from the ...


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My question is: does the tracker also pass packets of the [redacted] file or do I just connect directly to the computer(s) hosting it? No, a tracker does not have any actual data packets pass through it. If that were the case, the tracker would incur very high bandwidth usage, and the throughput of all clients connected to the tracker would be very ...


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You don't upload a file using Bittorrent. You distribute it. To distribute it, you need to: Select a tracker or two for the torrent Use any "create torrent" function in your software to make the torrent, referencing the file you want to distribute. Open this torrent in your own torrent software. You'll see it says 100%. This is what you want. You are ...


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In Activity Monitor, search for and Force Quit "Sync Finder Extension". Afterwards you can remove BitTorrent Sync.app from Applications.


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if the MD5 I download matches the MD5 of the distrubition's website, does that mean the file has not been tampered with? Probably hasn't been tampered with. MD5 does have known attacks on it, so it's not as good as something like SHA-1. For something like verifying if you have the correct file, MD5 is ok. Where MD5 is sort of not ok is if you use as ...


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Do you have a large number of unfinished downloads? It might be ideal to close utorrent before you shutdown as well. Windows is probably forcing utorrent to close in the middle operations which forces it to check where it left off the next time it's loaded. The way you shut down is irrelevant. Windows force closes applications (sometimes not so ...


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In bittorent, the data being transfered is broken up into 'pieces'. The size is variable, and adjustable by the torrrent creator. Each 'piece' in the torrent contains a SHA1 hash of the data contained inside. When a torrent client downloads a 'piece', it checks the SHA1 hash to see if there is any corruption or tampering. Any SHA1 hash mismatches cause the ...


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The question was edited. This is an answer to the original question: Chokes, not interested peers in bittorrent, why does it happen? If another peer is not interested, it's because your peer doesn't have any pieces that the other peer want. If another peer is choked that means either that it's not interested, or that your peer have one or more pieces that ...


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Try these: Edit your browser settings manually Reset your browser settings to the default Check if any new software is now available which you didn't explicitly install Uninstall the offending software and repeat the above Look through running processes and kill any suspects (Please be very careful here. If you don't know what you're doing, call an expert.) ...


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Availability is calculated by the percent of pieces that can be downloaded. If the availability is 1 or more, then it is calculated by the piece with the least amount of peers having it. The fractional is calculated by the percent of pieces that have more peers than the piece with the least. For example (for a file with 10 pieces): One peer has only 8 ...


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Depending on the format of the video, the videofile, is a stream. As long as the header is in tact, the data part, which is only the stream, will then be played back correctly until missing data is found. Its likely that there's a gap not downloaded yet after a few minutes in the video. MPEG streams are like this, which is why it is also possible to do this ...


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BitTorrent protocol is designed in a distributed way to reuse also data blocks of incomplete files. Your computer advertises certain files and than your peers are requesting data blocks - initially your advertisement goes to your direct peers which is than further relayed by distributed database (hash table). Thus the number of peers which know your files ...


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