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Let me see if i understand how torrents work.......

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by oni3350, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. oni3350

    oni3350 Regular Member

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    Ok i think most of us are pretty clear on how to download torrents, but when it comes to making your own torrents and sharing them its a little tricky.

    Im surprised there is no sticky thread in here to explain any of this.

    So i understand that i go into my bit torrent program Azures, create a new torrent and then follow the steps. Then make sure i add some tracker URLS which in my understanding are just URLs that announce that a new torrent has been made, right?

    THEN, i upload the torrent to torrent sites, but this isnt actually my file, this is just pretty much a download location from where people can download the actual file.

    NEXT step would be to SEED right? And this is the part that i get confused about. Rather than keeping my bit torrent program open to the public to use up all of my bandwidth, isnt it possible to just upload the file to my normal hostgator server JUST until enough files have been shared to be able to delete the file from my server?

    And then at this point i do believe that the rest of the world is able to download it from each other and i no longer need to worry about seeding it from my server or even my bit torrent program if i choose to do that.

    So have i pretty much got the right idea here?
     
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    TermsB Senior Member

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    You are correct with everything, but my question to you is what size file are you looking to share? As long as it's not a super huge file you really have no worries with it hogging bandwidth, just make sure to set limits on your upload rates if you experience any noticeable network lag (most often just with older routers, I set mine to 100kb/s uprate with broadband).

    The problem with only one initial seeding is that people can stop seeding it themselves and than who's sharing your file? :p

    Feel free to IM me with any questions.
     
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    blkhatman Registered Member

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    if you're serious about torrent techniques you need a seedbox hosting account. Do a google.
     
  4. oni3350

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    Im only planning on sharing small PDF files.

    So maybe it won't be so bad if i share it straight from my computer. But how do i actually change the torrent download location to a place on my server?

    Currently i dont have Azureus installed so i cannot be exactly sure. But when im going though the torrent creation, do i have an option to be able to change the actual file location?

    If not, once uploading the created torrent from Azureus, how can i then specify a download location from my server?

    And about how long to SEED, its prolly a good idea to seed all the time then? If its only a small PDF
     
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    TermsB Senior Member

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    I wouldn't use Azureus if I were you for seeding. I'd go with uTorrent, it's very lightweight. You'd be able to leave it running all day long and not notice it one bit even if you were using an older computer.

    You'd need to look into seedboxes for serious serverside hosting, but with your small PDFs, I wouldn't worry about at all, that'd be overkill. If the PDF is legit and people find it useful they're more likely to keep seeding it. Put it on a site like TheVault.bz whos users all seed and you'll only have to do an initial seeding. As long as it's legal though I'd be willing to help you out with seeding for a week or so(downloading every season of King of the Hill).
     
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    QFT.... Azureus = 130-180K and Utorrent = 12-24k of memory.
     
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    When you create a torrent, it'll pull the file information from wherever you tell it to. While you are seeding then, this file must remain in the same place since that's where the torrent is pulling its pieces from. If you want the file to be somewhere specific, just move the file to that location before you create the torrent. Then when you create your torrent, it'll point to that location.

    With a handful of PDF files there's no reason not to seed all the time. I have a fairly standard cable connection and could seed a 5mb pdf file in a minute or less. Keeping yourself seeding will ensure that there's always someone sharing your torrents. You want them available all the time, right? Often new torrents will get an initial wave of downloads before leveling out, so make sure people can get them.
     
  8. VinnyChase

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    i been playing with torrents for many years but i Never knew you can make money from it how can you make this happen? I know when i download a few of them there are a few pages that come with most but never view them I guess that is one way.
     
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    alus1onZ Registered Member

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    If u will seed only small PDFs then buy cheap Windows VPS install uTorrent on it, change the Upload speed to 10-20 kb/s and leave it running.
     
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    You don't need a vps to seed torrents especially if you are hosting small files. I host over 3000 torrents but they are less than 2 MB each. Some are popular, others not so much. My max upload is about 100k and I don't limit it. My ISP has never complained. Also, I don't think there is a way to host with just a regular web hosting account. You need something with remote desktop capability so it can run actual windows programs, like uTorrent.
     
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    i am on hunt for threads with torrent info....
    Just putting a step into torrents stuff , have no idea about it :-s , any help would be appreciated. Btwn thanks for the OP for thsi thread.