Bit Torrent Peer to Peer Files and Software Definition

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Bit Torrent Peer to Peer Files and Software Definition
by FrosT

Edit:
Changed Leecher to Strict leecher to avoid confusion. To the person (Matt) who corrected it, next time be polite and your comment would not be deleted. Do not flame or attempt to degrade me in anyway. Feedback is appreciated in a constructive form, you do not have to be an asshole to correct someone.

Introduction

As many internet users join the internet community a common term keeps popping up, Bit Torrents. What exactly is a Bit Torrent? Well the entry "Bit Torrent Peer to Peer Files and Software Definition" will explain exactly that, the definition and uses of Bit Torrents plus links to Bit Torrent Free software and Free Bit Torrent sites to start you off with. Let's get started.

Peer to Peer (P2P) Networks

A peer-to-peer network, commonly referred to as P2P is a network of people who share files. IE: Person to Person trading. In the past there have been many programs and networks that offered Peer-to-Peer file Trading. Perhaps the biggest and oldest file trading network via peer-to-peers is IRC or Internet Chat Relay. IRC to this day is still the largest file trading community on the web. With their major networks such as dalnet, which houses more than 100,000 users makes IRC the ideal spot for file trading.

IRC is an advanced way for people to trade files, generally non-newbies are very familiar with IRC and use IRC constantly. What about the average users though? I bet you remember Napster. Napster was a Peer-to-Peer network created by Shawn Fawning which was mainly a music trading site. There was one problem with Napster, it was vunerable enough to be shut down. Now Napster is a legitimate pay site while IRC and Bit Torrents remain free.

Essentially a Peer-to-Peer network works as such, a person has a file they want to share. They make the file available to a program which then allows users to connect to that person's computer and downloads the file. Once the person who just downloaded this file has it, they now also share this file with all the users of the software and network. That is the essential part of a Peer-to-Peer network. The more people who have the file and are sharing, the better speeds and reliability you have to get a file. Now on to a Bit Torrent.

Bit Torrent

A Bit Torrent is a small file that contains data of where and how to get a file. A bit torrent connects to a tracker which announces the file. Announcing a file means it sends the data needed to connect to the peers and seeders of the file. A seeder in the bit torrent world is a person who has the whole file and is sharing the file with everyone who has the bit torrent file. Seeders are absolutely necessary and without a seeder for a bit torrent file, no one can get the whole file. Generally when you download a whole bit torrent file, you seed it for at least 12 hours. That way you are giving back what you taken.

No one likes strictly leechers. A strict leecher in the Bit Torrent and Peer-to-Peer world is a person who just downloads and downloads and never seeds the bit torrent file or allows people to download off of them. Strict leechers are bad because it breaks what the entire Peer-to-Peer network was based on. Just remember Seed for 12 hours after you download a file to avoid being a strict leecher. Seed for longer if can. With that downloading a bit torrent file is not as complicated as it sounds. With the right websites and software Bit Torrents are an ideal way to share and download files.

Bit Torrent Software

Perhaps the best Bit Torrent software out there, which is also free is uTorrent. Check out the Article "uTorrent: Free Bit Torrent Program and Software."

Ending Notes

Bit Torrents are handy for just about any situation where you need to send files to more than one person. uTorrent's Free Bit Torrent software allows you to create your own bit torrent for sharing. With this awesome free feature from uTorrent you ca now share imags with 10 people at once and minimize the time and bandwidth it would take to send all 10 images to all 10 people.

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Posted by frost on November 23rd, 2005

I will work on that this or next week for ya.

--FrosT



Posted by julianroos on December 12th, 2005

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Posted by anonymous on January 04th, 2007

Very useful definition and informations. Thank You



Posted by anonymous on February 20th, 2007

And dont forget the Virus Pro...people seem to like seeding viruses as well as legit programs



Posted by anonymous on November 07th, 2007

very well said



Posted by anonymous on December 06th, 2007

cheers



Posted by anonymous on January 07th, 2008

I am very new to all of this--is there actually a way to know if something has a virus or is legit? also, i want to be a seeder, but what are the risks involved and how do you stop seeding once you start (erase the file after 12 hours?) thanks!



Posted by anonymous on February 03rd, 2008



Posted by anonymous on May 03rd, 2008

this seeding is like money the more you seed you get better speed



Posted by anonymous on May 04th, 2008

I'm still a bit confused, so a tracker url is basically like what? it allows the seeder to connect to the torrent site so he can then post a file...

Heres what i did to start seeding a file:

1. Found the files I wanted to share

2. put them in a Zip

3. Opened u-torrent and clicked on the wand

4. went to pirate bay and copied the URL

5. Created the torrent then submitted it to pirate bay

May question is:

1. in u torrent how can i be sure a file has been fully uploaded and that other people are seeding it?

2. what dose the tracker URL actually do? what if i just submitted the torrent file without it? would it still work?

3. when I'm downloading I find dozens of these URLs at the bottom half of u torrent, are they all for different pages that the torrent is located on?





Posted by anonymous on May 04th, 2008

what is a swarm?



Posted by anonymous on June 13th, 2008

thank you so much for the info... grin.gif



Posted by anonymous on July 12th, 2008

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Posted by anonymous on July 24th, 2008

Question:
I'm still a bit confused, so a tracker url is basically like what? it allows the seeder to connect to the torrent site so he can then post a file...

Heres what i did to start seeding a file:

1. Found the files I wanted to share

2. put them in a Zip

3. Opened u-torrent and clicked on the wand

4. went to pirate bay and copied the URL

5. Created the torrent then submitted it to pirate bay

May question is:

1. in u torrent how can i be sure a file has been fully uploaded and that other people are seeding it?

2. what dose the tracker URL actually do? what if i just submitted the torrent file without it? would it still work?

3. when I'm downloading I find dozens of these URLs at the bottom half of u torrent, are they all for different pages that the torrent is located on?

ANSWER:
I recommend not using uTorrent but BitTyrant. It shows detailed info about how many people are seeding your filea and how many people are downloading it. You can also view swarms mid-progress and view files mid-progress. So it is great for a newbie. Personally i think it goes faster. So yeah a great combo would be BitTYrant and PirateBay. Then you should be fine. =). BTW, even though it seems like im advertising it, im not. Im recommending it as a fellow pirat...errr... downloader. I meant DOWNLOADER!



Posted by anonymous on August 10th, 2008

what do you mean at your own risk??? it might be a virus or such??? i guess so, anyway i got alot of information here just know that:
Leeches - People who download files but do not share files on their own computer with others
Seed or seeder - A computer with a complete copy of a BitTorrent file (At least one seed computer is necessary for a BitTorrent download to operate.)
Swarm -A group of computers simultaneously sending (uploading) or receiving (downloading) the same file
.torrent - A pointer file that directs your computer to the file you want to download
Tracker - A server that manages the BitTorrent file-transfer process



Posted by anonymous on August 10th, 2008

lalala, i was sleepy upto the middle and then, "at your own risk" CAME UP AND MADE ME JUMP OFF MY CHAIR. YOU MAY USE NOD32 ANTI VIRUS FOR THIS.



Posted by anonymous on September 23rd, 2008

検討に値する。



Posted by anonymous on September 23rd, 2008

だと思わない?



Posted by anonymous on September 30th, 2008

thank for this definition, very usefull for me ...



Posted by anonymous on October 24th, 2008

thnx for the info
ok im on LAN so tat means i cnt download a movie thru torrent bcox beside being a leecher i have to further share it wth others aft i completely download it right?
How do i Download a movie in the LAN setup ?
n how do i share it in the LAN setup?
help please!!!



Posted by anonymous on December 04th, 2008

plz tell me about the peers that how to add peers in bittorrent and i found one error in bittorrent that the firewal or route is limited network traffic



Posted by anonymous on March 19th, 2009

guys i am in a trouble I m having LAN cconnection
and cant start downloading torrent files.if anyone can help i will be thankfull.



Posted by anonymous on March 19th, 2009

Uh yeah, I wish I could seed, but I have a Wifi laptop with an external harddrive, so I could lose my service at any time and hate dragging the external HD every where.

But My question is, and its agravating the hell out of me.

But what is it that happenes while you are downloading a torrent that keeps lossing data.

Last night I spent 5 hours trying to get a download to to finish after it reached the less than 3 minute mark. Why do I lose data that has already been downloaded?



Posted by anonymous on May 29th, 2009

so the more seeders the faster the download ?



Posted by anonymous on May 29th, 2009

the more seeders the faster the download right ?



Posted by anonymous on June 24th, 2009

thanks. great information...



Posted by anonymous on August 10th, 2013

Can you make a page for BitLord? I need to know if its better or worse then Utorrent. Also I would like to know if Bitlord or Daemon Tools have any trojans or viruses. Thanks!



 

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