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torrent question

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by ewind, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. ewind

    ewind Registered Member

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    what is the difference between torrent and files (.exe)? what are seeds, leechers and trackers? Thanx
     
  2. themagician

    themagician Regular Member

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    ...All your answers can be found here:

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    http://www.tracktrap.com/whatis.php
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    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-exe-file.htm
    I don't mean to be rude ewind but I entered 'what is a torrent' and 'what is an exe file' in Google and the above URL's were top of the list. Couldn't you have done the same? Just how new are you to the Internet?

    themagician
     
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  3. mazemiami

    mazemiami BANNED BANNED

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    Torrent is a small file (around few kilobytes) with the suffix .torrent, which contains all the information needed to download a file the torrent was made for. That means it contains file names, their sizes, where to download from and so on. You can get torrents for almost anything on lots of web sites and torrent search engines.

    seeds are user that have the full file, and are allowing other user to download from them

    Leechers are user who are downloading the file and have not completed the download 100%

    A tracker centrally coordinates the P2P transfer of files among users. (pretty much list all users leechers seeds ect..)

    .exe is just a file extension for a executable file
     
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  4. ewind

    ewind Registered Member

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    I know a little bit about torrents however i was a little bit confused thats why i asked....well thanx for the answer
     
  5. themagician

    themagician Regular Member

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    When written, my reply comes over as kind of rude and I don't mean it to be and I am always happy to help, as is everyone here. Personally, I love torrents. I just wish they were a bit faster to download.

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  6. ewind

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    Thanx MazeMiami....lol