Have You Ever Used Torrent?

Okay, first of all I am not here to tell you about the dangers of being the user of torrent. I’m here to tell you the opposite of that. Well, I’m not going to say that torrent is safe. But you can always take care. Torrent is neither dark web nor deep web. Torrent is a software used for downloading files where as dark web as well as deep web are layers of internet which are not accessible for public.

To tell you about torrent you need know some of the terms used in torrent.

What is a seeder?

Often, leecher is synonymous with downloader simply describing a peer or any client that does not have 100% of the data. The term leech also refers to a peer (or peers) that has a negative effect on the swarm by having a very poor share ratio, downloading much more than they upload.

What are seeds and peers in utorrent?

Seed is a person who has a torrent file open in their client (let’s say the same file you are trying to download) and the only difference between you and them is that they have the complete file downloaded already and are now “seeding” – sharing the file with peers but not downloading any parts of the file from others.

What does it mean to seed a file?

The term leech also refers to a peer (or peers) that has a negative effect on the swarm by having a very poor share ratio, downloading much more than they upload. Leeches may be on asymmetric Internet connections or do not leave their BitTorrent client open to seed the file after their download has completed.

What is the use of seeding in bittorrent?

Seeding is where you leave your BitTorrent client open after you’ve finished your download to help distribute it (you distribute the file while downloading, but it’s even more helpful if you continue to distribute the full file even after you have finished downloading).

Piece :

This refers to the torrented files being divided up into equal specific sized pieces (e.g., 64kB, 128kB, 512kB, 1MB, 2MB or 4MB). The pieces are distributed in a random fashion among peers in order to optimize trading efficiency.

Tracker :

A tracker is a server that keeps track of which seeds and peers are in the swarm. Clients report information to the tracker periodically and in exchange, receive information about other clients to which they can connect. The tracker is not directly involved in the data transfer and does not have a copy of the file.

What is torrent?

Torrent is a method of distributing data without relying on a single server. This is to make it harder for a downloadable file to become inaccessible, and allows people to download a file with a speed higher than that of the original uploader’s server without putting excessive strain on the uploader’s server or its internet connection. It all starts with a torrent file. This is a file containing a unique identifying code (hash) for a file or list of files, as well as a list of trackers. This file is loaded into a torrent downloader such as deluge or uTorrent, which then announces to all computers it knows with a torrent downloader as well as the tracker server that it needs a file or set of files belonging to the hash. The trackers (and the known torrent downloaders) will share a list of peers (seeders and leechers), other people who have at least part of the requested file(s). seeders are people with the entire file(s) and who share the file(s), the first person to share a file immediately becomes a seeder. Leechers are people who haven’t completed the download yet, they will share the parts that they have and will become seeders once they complete their download. When the torrent downloader has received a list of peers it will contact a few individual peers and starts requesting parts of the file(s), and begins downloading. Right after receiving the first part of a file, the downloader will also start sharing it with other leechers who haven’t received that part yet. Once the download is complete, the downloader becomes a seeder for that torrent.

Torrent sites are easily accessible and if you are in need of vast amount of data or knowledge, you can take advantage of torrents. But be careful what you allow in your PC.

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