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How to seed a torrent

Post by takenoko » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:10 am

Just point a torrent at a completed file or folder of files and bam, you're seeding. This let's you give back to the torrent and help out your fellow fans.

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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by Wyvern » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:42 am

I've tried seeding lately and for whatever reason it doesn't connect to peers. However, when it does connect to a peer(s) the seeding speed isn't very high and I leave the computer on overnight.

Do you think AVG version 8 has blocked out the seeding process to operate normally?

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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by densetsu_x » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:57 am

Seeding speeds in general will be much slower than leeching speeds. This is especially noticable on high speed connections such as DSL or Cable. Since when you web surf you are downloading for more than uploading (even with something as simple as fetching a web page - you "upload" a little data that says "Give me this page" and then you download the page, pictures and other embedded content), most providers have it set up where the upload speeds are a fraction of what you could get when you download and unless you're running a server you'll never notice.

On my connection during my optimal times, I can clear about 110 KB/s download but my maximum upload speed tends to max out closer to 35 KB/s. Even then, torrentwise, it functions better at 25 KB/s upload since if my upload speed is too high, it takes longer to send out the download requests (and the download speed then drops, not to mention it does have an impact on anything else I might be trying to do).

And further, it goes without saying that time of day does impact things. If I tried to download something during the middle of the day, I might get about 30 KB/s tops compared to the middle at night when I can push over 100. But in general, there's little you can do about the relative slowness of your "upload". Just have to wait it out.

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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by Solidus » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:37 pm

Wyvern wrote:I've tried seeding lately and for whatever reason it doesn't connect to peers. However, when it does connect to a peer(s) the seeding speed isn't very high and I leave the computer on overnight.

Do you think AVG version 8 has blocked out the seeding process to operate normally?
http://portforward.com/

See if that's relevant. You really need to foward whatever ports you configured in bittorrent. If you don't have a router and your modem connects directly to your computer, then your ISP is probably interfering.

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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by jwg » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:06 am

why my tracker said http error 404 can you answer this problem :(
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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by XIII » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:14 am

jwg wrote:why my tracker said http error 404 can you answer this problem :(
Firewall blockage, NAT'ing error, IP blocking software

have you allowed your client access through the firewall?
if using a router have you set up port forwarding as this helps greatly?
are you using peer guradian?
Which client are you using and have you set it up right?

there are so many reasons why you may get a 404 error
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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by jwg » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:37 am

Azazel wrote:
jwg wrote:why my tracker said http error 404 can you answer this problem :(
Firewall blockage, NAT'ing error, IP blocking software

have you allowed your client access through the firewall?
if using a router have you set up port forwarding as this helps greatly?
are you using peer guradian?
Which client are you using and have you set it up right?

there are so many reasons why you may get a 404 error

i using utorrent and i ready set up port foward,firewalled is allowed then i not using peer guardian :cry:
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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by Aileen » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:51 am

What do you mean by seeding?
Does it means by just downloading the torrents? Or is there something else other than downloading it?

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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by XIII » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:54 am

Seeding is once you have downloaded it, you leave it to upload an equal amount of what you downloaded, sometimes more
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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by takenoko » Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:03 am

The analogy is taken from plants. You sow your seeds, and from that plants grow.

By the same token, seeding a torrent usually means taking a completed file and letting the tracker access it. The tracker will then take your completed file and use it as a seed for spreading the data to other people who want it.

Basically opening a torrent and pointing it at a completed file is all that's needed to seed a torrent. It won't override it, since the torrent knows how complete your file is and whether or not its corrupt or not using hashes. Or you can just let a completed torrent stay on, thus sharing your file with other people, this is another way of seeding a torrent

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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by Aileen » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:08 am

that means, after downloading the torrents, I can upload it into websites such as veoh/youtube?

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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by takenoko » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:21 am

No. When you upload the video to youtube or veoh, it reencodes the file, usually lowering the quality. It's completely different from seeding a torrent

Seeding the file is more like sharing the file over the torrents. It lets people who have our files make it available for other people over our torrent tracker. Which is vital, since no seeds means no one can get the files from our torrent.

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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by Archon Divinus » Wed May 26, 2010 2:46 pm

takenoko wrote:...but would like to encourage people to give back and try to have a decent ratio if they have the bandwidth.
What would you consider a decent ratio?

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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by XIII » Wed May 26, 2010 3:01 pm

1.0 or 100%
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Re: How to seed a torrent

Post by Supernova-IXA » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:47 am

Sorry, but how do I go about logging onto the tracker?
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