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    LtoP89 is offline Senior Member Regular
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    Default General Question About Torrents

    Hey guys, seems like a lot of the things on the internet are now torrent based and a lot of the things i need off the net are through torrents so i'd like to start using it, problem is i'm not overall too sure what i need to do.

    can someone give me an idea of what the best program to use is and maybe a few tips/info sites/info in general in torrent use? that is to say, how do i avoid virus's general configuration and how it affects my computers. (will it be open for people to just grab all my files. Thanks.

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    zerocold96 is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Azureus : Java BitTorrent Client

    download the program, go to a site like: AnimeSuki
    and download a tracker ( if you already installed the program you'll see the tracker or file with a frog like icon ).

    once you open the file it'll ask you where to save it, once everything starts running click advance on the right top conner to check on the progress of your file.

    you can set both uploading and downloading speed by right clicking on the file name.

    once you finish downloading a file you'll start uploading it ( this is called seeding) leave it running as long as possible so others can get the file from you.
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    First time you install Azereus, it should bring up a wizard that will give you basic configuration. Among this is setting your upload and download speed via choosing your 'connection type'. It's pretty transparent.

    In anycase, if you go to Spork's BitTorrent guide (posted by CoolPupRocks) in this (the IRC/BitTorrent Download Help) forum, there's a guide for using the other 'big' windows client, uTorrent. Also, scan down to post 4 and I have a bunch of extended info there that you might need, as well as wikipedia links that will tell you all you want to know.

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    Heiji1412 is offline Senior Member Frequent Poster
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    If you decide to use Azureus, it's recommended to have Java updated.

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    Azureus is becoming more and more bloated with every update; it also uses up a lot more system resources when it's active.

    I'd second uTorrent, or even BitTorrent's own proprietary client.


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    Uhh... maybe if your running in Vuze UI, but Azureus has been continuously been reducing it's footprint. The install space has been getting a little bigger for random shit (again, mostly related to Vuze UI), but when running, I've noticed it being smaller and growing less than it was as I add more torrents.

    uTorrent I hear good things about though, not knocking that.

    BitTorrent... ahhhh, I don't know if I'd trust it anymore. That dev team has been kinda prickish lately. I wouldn't be surprised if the rest of the big torrent programs start developing the protocol further themselves (actually... didn't DHT-trackerless come out of Azureus camp?).
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    Azureus is ok, but I prefer uTorrent. It's the main reason I keep a Windows box around (I'm a Mac user). uTorrent hands disk caching better.

    Once you get your client (Azureus, uTorrent, etc.), check out portforward.com to make sure your router is set up properly. This is the number one issue people have.

    Good luck, BT is the best thing that's happened to p2p in my lifetime, IMO. It's a heck of a lot better than the old BBS scene.

    =RT=

 

 

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