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Seeding

Dumb question:

How do you "seed" a torrent?  I am being asked to do so and I have no idea how to do it.

Thanks.  I'm using uTorrent and sometimes BitComet
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September 18th, 2006 12:08pm
Especially, how do you seed it so that the group you want to have it has access to it?
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September 18th, 2006 12:08pm
Doesn't uTorrent have a 'Create Torrent' menu item?  This will (probably) give you a .torrent file you can give to peeps.

I say probably, as I did it in Azureus once, never had a need in uTorrent.
Permalink Scott 
September 18th, 2006 12:14pm
Okay, so if I leave my client on, seeding happens automatically.

But the torrents I have at home are in a different client.  On my laptop.  That I shut down.  So nothing is being seeded from the group that is asking me to seed. So I shouldn't download to a machine that I'm going to shut down....Hmm.
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September 18th, 2006 12:14pm
"Doesn't uTorrent have a 'Create Torrent' menu item?  This will (probably) give you a .torrent file you can give to peeps. "



Let me see...yes.
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September 18th, 2006 12:15pm
If you've already downloaded the torrent, it's just a matter of leaving it running without deleting the torrent from the list & making sure your settings don't say "stop seeding after you reach 100% or 2 hours."

If you've deleted it, it's a matter of re-downloading the torrent & pointing it at the files.

If you've deleted the file, you're SOL.

If your settings told the torrent to stop seeding, it's a matter of changing the settings & restarting the torrent.

If someone has asked you to seed a torrent, odds are they've asked everyone who has that torrent to seed, so you don't really need to seed it. But if it's a large enough file, you may want to anyway to improve your seed ratio.

Creating a new torrent for the file *will not* help you if you're being asked to seed a torrent you've downloaded, that's only if you want to upload a new file.
Permalink x 
September 18th, 2006 12:50pm
Well, I just noticed that I've been seeding some of this on another machine I have already.  But nobody wants those files, so no activity.


This isn't quite fair.  I'm being told I have to seed. I seeded some of what I downloaded.  WTF.  The ones I downloaded from home I just did a day or two ago, and I don't have access to them.

I have 24 hours to get this together. 

This SUCKs.
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September 18th, 2006 1:17pm
Um, ok, so you're not starting a torrent but using a ratio based site?
Permalink Scott 
September 18th, 2006 1:24pm
"ratio based site"

I think so.  They show my percentage as being inappropriate for the amount I'm downloading.  I downloaded 1.5G and I've seeded 30MB.

So I'm trying to fix the problem.  The issue now is that it is becoming inconvenient to have to seed the exact same file I downloaded.
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September 18th, 2006 1:36pm
"becoming inconvenient" because no-one else wants it and/or the laptop is turned off?  If it's "and", then you're screwed.  If it's "or" then, um, no matter the operand, you're screwed!
Permalink Scott 
September 18th, 2006 1:43pm
Some sites (I'm thinking of a MAME ROM site I use) will allow you to continue downloading if you say sorry and fix your dl/up ratio to be 1/2 on new torrents, to allow you to improve your rating.
Permalink Scott 
September 18th, 2006 1:59pm
They do have a paypal option. I guess I'll do that.  The ratio thing is too involved for me.
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September 18th, 2006 3:44pm
Or you could just find some material that they want and create a torrent of that.
Permalink x 
September 18th, 2006 4:59pm
The best way to ensure a good ratio on one of those sites is to hop on the popular stuff the very second it gets posted. Then you're uploading to the other people who are downloading more than you're downloading yourself.

So you get one part, but you share it with five other people, and so on. It's tough to get a good ratio at the beginning, but very easy after some time.

Some sites let you transfer ratio, I don't think learnbits does. :(

I have ratio to burn, though & I can download anything you upload.

Ratio:  3.799 UL: 69.03 GB DL: 18.17 GB
Permalink ~~~x 
September 18th, 2006 5:17pm
well, I donated $5 already, so no need.  I guess.  right?
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September 18th, 2006 5:54pm
They'll be having a party at that site tonight.
Permalink Scott 
September 18th, 2006 5:58pm
What does $5 get you?  1/1 ratio?
Permalink Scott 
September 18th, 2006 5:59pm
Buy 5Gb for $5.00
Permalink ~~~x 
September 18th, 2006 6:16pm

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