This small FAQ explains some of the questions rised by BitTorrent -- the P2P content distribution system.
What to do if I want you to remove certain copyrighted files from your site?
Please note that we do not host any illegal content on this site. The torrent (metadata) files do not contain data that might be copyrighted in any way.
However, we offer a service to remove torrents from our site if the copyright holder of the software requests so. These removal requests are only valid if:
* You are, or your company is, the copyright holder of this software (no generic anti-piracy groups).
* You provide the exact links to the torrents, no complete (sub)categories or search queries.
* You provide the complete name(s) of the content in question.
* You provide complete contact information (including the name and phone number of the contact person), not a general
anti-piracy mail address.
If your request complies with all of these rules, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep the correspondence polite.
We remove postings as soon as we can, usually within 24 hours,do not ask for a reply it is sure that we have proceed the request. Keep in mind that mails not applying to the above rules will be ignored.
I've got a suggestion, how can I reach you?
Suggestions, ideas and fixes are always welcome. Note that we cannot help you with problems regarding your downloaded files. Please contact the administrators of this site at email@example.com.
What is BitTorrent?
BitTorrent is a content distribution system that distributes the downloads among peer
downloaders. In essence when you're downloading with BitTorrent, you are simultaneously uploading the same file to other downloaders.
Where can I get BitTorrent?
The best client at the moment is Utorrent
How do I install the client?
Installing BitTorrent couldn't be simpler. Just download the installer and run it. There will be no icons to be seen in either
Start manu or desktop. BitTorrent associates itself with .torrent
files and launches them automatically when you download or open them.
Why does it take so long to start a big download?
BitTorrent allocates space for the file to be downloaded before actually starting the download. That means that BT writes a "dummy"
file that has the exact size of the file being downloaded, just filled with zeroes.
The file size looks complete, but the download keeps running. Why?
See the question above. The file isn't complete until the transfer meter has reached 100%.
Can I resume an interrupted download?
Yes. Just open the .torrent
again either by double clicking the file on your harddisk, if you saved it there, or clicking the
link again on the web page. Then point the download to the same exact directory you started downloading to -- BitTorrent will automatically
inspect the already downloaded file and resume downloading.
How can I be sure the downloaded file isn't broken?
BitTorrent checks downloaded parts using cryptographic hashing (SHA1). When the download is complete, it is also completely verified
and OK. If it isn't, then the original file was already corrupt.
Why should I leave BitTorrent running after the download?
It's considered a good practice to leave BitTorrent running even after your download is complete -- if everyone closes their downloads
there will be no "seeds", or complete downloaders to download from. Please try and leave the client running atleast until your "share ratio"
is 1.0 or more, i.e. when you have uploaded atleast as much data as you have downloaded.
How can I stop BitTorrent from uploading?
Some clients allow you to adjust the rate at which data is being uploaded to other clients. However there's little point in doing this, since
other BitTorrent clients determine the amount of data you receive by the rate you upload at. If you don't upload at all, your transfers will
slow down to a crawl.
Is BitTorrent safe to use?
Absolutely. It only uploads the file you are downloading. It has no access to your private files, and it doesn't expose your computer or
your private data to the outside world.
Does BitTorrent work through firewall or NAT?
Yes, but it works faster if other peers can connect to you. If you are able to, open ports 6881-6890 in your firewall and/or define port
forwarding from ports 6881-6890 of your NAT box to the corresponding ports on client computer running BitTorrent.
How do I make my own torrents?
Serving files over BitTorrent is a bit more complicated, and won't be covered here. In essence you need a tracker
to announce the
torrent, and a web server
to host the .torrent -file itself.
What is rar and zip files?
RAR-ZIP archives are compressed files.In order to extract the files you need a program like winrar
.These archives may require a password to extract them,that's why spammers use archived files so often.So how you can easily identify spam torrent?If you check the torrent's internal files and you see files like read me,compiler,problems click here,password most propably this is fake or spam torrent.Be carefull cause readme.txt is in the majority of torrent so it is not a clear evidence of fake torrent.
What about trackers?
A tracker is essential for bittorrent protocol,is a computer which coordinate's the whole system.The majority of torrents has multiple trackers,that is very important,it means that even if the major tracker requires registration or it is down is still possible to download the torrent cause it uses other trackers too.If a torrent is marked as registered that means you have to register to the tracker in order to download the file.
What is seeds and peers?
Seeds and Peers of a torrent is very important and it is difficult for a torrent indexer to be accurate at this.So even if seeds(people who already downloaded the file and they seeding it) or peers(people who are not yet finished the downloading but they seeding too as much as they downloaded) are shown zero,still it may be possible to download the file.
What is image files?
Image files such as .iso .daa .nrg etc are disk images and you can use it with many ways.You can write the image file to a disk(you must burn it as an image file not simply write the file to a disk) and then use it or you can use Daemon tools
Why should i register?
You can always register for free,but it is important to use the extra features by logging in to your account.It gives you the oportunity to vote for torrents,leave comments,see your uploaded torrents and many more features that will be added.Doing all that you can help torrent community to be stronger and clean,the way internet users want it ;).
What is avi files?
.avi files are video files that need some codecs to view them you can check Free codecs
for more info.