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A little Torrent help? I'm about to throw this thing..

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by coreygeer, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    Alright, i'm a person who's frustrated easily.. and Torrents are starting to really piss me off.

    Ok, I can NOT seed a torrent and I can not figure out why..
    I'm with Time Warner Cable on a Netgear modem, I HAVE configured port forwarding and everything's running smooth.

    I have created the torrent on BitTorrent and uploaded it to a site
    I downloaded it and tried to seed it but it will not seed.

    Am I doing something wrong? Can I get some help before theres a huge hole in my monitor.
     
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    Did you tried different torrent programs??? Getting same result??
     
  3. Pryda

    Pryda Registered Member

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    I wouldn't waste my time with seeding the torrents myself, unless I had a really fast upload speed, no upload limit and my computer was on 24/7. Check out this alternative: http://www.torrentflux.com/
     
  4. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    Yes, I have cable, I'm using the same trackers as the site and I have a ton of peers but no seeds.. I can not seed the file for some reason. I let it go last night to see if anything would happen
    0 Leechers
    0 Seeds but a ton of peers trying to download the file.
     
  5. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Good question. Coreygear, It would help if you told us what torrent application you're using.

    I usually seed my own torrents for a while to get them started, but I do run my machines 24/7.

    Best,
    Sine
     
  6. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    I'm running BitTorrent now.
    Earlier today I had a torrent say 0(33) seeds, does that mean there are 33 seeds but none of them are seeding or what?

    I mean I don't get this.
    Do you have to Create the torrent, upload it to the site, then seed it with BitTorrent in that order? Or can you just create it in BitTorrent, seed it.. then upload it..? Maybe i'm just doing something wrong here.
     
  7. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    Ok, I keep posting replies and they're not showing up.. it's been doing this ever since I signed up.
     
  8. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Cory was unable to post here, for some reason. He's using BitTorrent.

    He was able to shoot me a PM and I answered thusly:
     
  9. MistaRip

    MistaRip Newbie

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    utorrent is the program i use too.

    to seed a torrent, i put the file in the "incomplete" folder so the program finds it and moves it to the "complete" folder and starts seeding.
     
  10. loclhero

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    The more I stay here the more questions I have. I was over at Rucks blog and read some on this as well...what is "seeding"?
     
  11. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Torrents are little bitty files that contain information about where the file can be procured on the p2p network. You don't upload the files themselves on a p2p network; rather, you share them between individuals (peers) connected to the p2p (peer-to-peer) network.

    If I upload a torrentX for fileY, torrentX contains only the pathways back to the directory on my own network that I have 1) designated as containing fileY, and 2) designated as sharable with the p2p network.

    After you upload torrentX, you'll want to "seed" a few uploads of the file prior to disconnecting from the network. That way, the uploaders can also "seed" torrentX, since they now have fileY in their designated directory.

    This model relieves the networks of the responsibility of maintaining the hardware required to host big files while, at the same time, allowing peers to connect with one another to share our private files.

    Not unlike Limewire, but with the added benefit that you won't need to act as a server after others can and will act as a server on behalf of fileY once you've given them a chance to upload it from your drives.

    The Torrent network is a server for your torrentX, but you are the acting server for the actual fileY whilst you seed it.

    Once a few uploads have happened, the torrent app and the network will connect to as many seeds (i.e. your peers who have uploaded your fileY and are online with the torrent app open and allowing seeding from their own drive) to complete further upload requests as quickly as possible. For example, if someone is trying to get your fileY from a torrent network, his app will execute the instructions in torrentX to seek out as many seeds as possible for parallel transfer of various data parts to reconstruct fileY.

    whew!

    Hope that made sense.
    Best,
    Sine
     
  12. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    It sounds like something is still blocking incoming connections to your torrent file(s). Are you actually able to access your modem's configuration page? I'm guessing that when you said you'd setup port forwarding that you have, and that you're not talking about a software firewall running on your computer? I've found that some of the modems leased out by IP companies don't allow you to access the configuration page. Maybe they think they can keep people from sharing files that way? Anyway, if you can't access the page, go buy your own modem & router. If you CAN access it, then proceed to the following instructions.

    To setup your computer for torrents:
    1) Get rid of BitTorrent and use uTorrent or BitComet
    2) Go into your new torrent program and change the ports to something other than the defaults (I use port 1337)
    3) Go into your router/modem's firewall and setup port forwarding using the new ports from step 2.
    4) If you have a software firewall, make sure you "allow" your torrent program full access.

    "Seeding" means that you're hosting a file on your computer for others to download.

    Here are the steps to upload a torrent and seed it:
    1) Create a new torrent using uTorrent
    2) Upload it to a torrent website, like mininova or thepiratebay
    3) You are now "seeding" the torrent, waiting on people to download it.

    That's all there is to it.
     
  13. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    It says I have 0(33) seeds and like 0(30+) peers all the time.
    Does that mean it's working?
     
  14. jeff01050

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    well make sure your using uttornet and encrypt your yuor bittorrents. First off the cable companies are traffic shaping uploads to p2p networks and causing issues there s afew hacks to get it to work, but its coming more in areas. comcast and other are doing this for sving bandwidth cost ,,who knows , butits happenng.

    read torrent freak blog alot info there... and check your 'private trackers in theh faqs section most have info on ecrypting your client or here ... hxxp://torrentfreak.com/how-to-bypass-comcast-bittorrent-throttling-071021/

    This may not be many peoples problems but its happening so ...
     
  15. apekillape

    apekillape Senior Member Premium Member

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    I'd advise against Bitcomet, a lot of sites and trackers block it by default. Too easy to cheat ratios with.

    uTorrent is rock-solid, though.

    N
     
  16. Nick Flame

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    get a vpn connection.