I have some Charles Ives hanging at 99. A seed is someone who has completed downloading the file, yet chooses to upload the file. When a peer is connected, he downloads the pieces he does not have and uploads the pieces he does have. Ratio is what you get when you divide the amount of data you've uploaded by the amount of data you've downloaded -- it has nothing to do with what other peers there are. For example, six ordinary peers and two seeds make a swarm of eight.
You post is much needed and appreciated. Your client still shows you the Seeds in your swarm so you see something like 0 14. Peers displays the number of peers you are connected to, and the number of peers in the swarm in the parentheses. If so, how am I able to download? I'd appreciate someone enlightening this old dude as I am not too savvy when it comes to computers but I am willing to learn. Ultima Said: dudeboyz: All peers are seeds in the making if they're all aiming to download 100% of the data. So I'm downloading pieces from 36 torrents, none of which are 100% done and seeding, correct? There is no central server on which files are hosted instead they are shared between computers connected to the Swarm a group of people downloading and uploading the same file.
In order to prevent the last pieces becoming unobtainable, BitTorrent clients attempt to get the last missing pieces from all of its peers. Of course, I still use leech when I talk about about people who never Seed a file. It also contains the address of a tracker that coordinates communication between the peers in the swarm. A peer or downloader becomes a seed when it starts uploading the already downloaded content for other peers to download from. Hey Legolad, mind not jewelisheaven's comment. Peers refer to the number of people who are in the process of downloading the torrent with you, meaning they don't have all portions of the download, but they have portions that you don't, and you may download those portions from them.
Main article: An index is a list of. Often, leecher is synonymous with downloader see above : simply describing a peer or any client that does not have 100% of the data. It could also include Seeds and Peers that are not currently connected. Likewise, share ratios under 1 have negative connotation. Ratio does not increase just because there are seeds in the swarm. If you ever paid attention to your Economics class, the concepts are quite similar to the flow of demand and supply. I have searched Google like crazy, and it seems like there are conflicting explanations on what they actually mean in comparision to what is displayed.
Similarly, when you seed the file, your upload speed helps other peers in their download speed. Hopes this helps anyone that is still confused about the numbers. The number of seeds in the swarm is an estimate based on the number of seeds µTorrent has encountered within its peer cache. I do realize the numbers will change constantly, but I'm trying to refer to each side left and right of the character left parenthesis to avoid confusion. The data you get from scraping tells you how many Seeds and Peers there are for each torrent. If it fails verification, the data is discarded and requested again.
The seeders make the difference. If you were at all confused, it must've been from reading descriptions of the numbers for different parts of the µTorrent interface -- there are descriptions for the torrent list, and descriptions for the General tab littered throughout the forum, sometimes only coming with subtle indications as to which part of the interface they're describing. This can be seen in the Ratio column. It's just counting how many seeds or peers there are in the swarm. In general, the more seeds, the better, as this gives you more places to connect to to download the file. More the seeds, better the speed.
Seeds displays the number of seeds you are connected to, and the number of seeds in the swarm in the parentheses. However, some leeches intentionally avoid uploading by using modified clients or excessively limiting their upload speed. I have several potentially interesting downloads hanging now, waiting for the final part or parts. Torrent and p2p files typically use 160 bit hashes that are reasonably free from hash collision problems, so the probability of bad data being received and passed on is extraordinarily small. It introduces new computers to them so that new computer can start the download. Seeds displays the number of seeds you are connected to, and the number of seeds in the swarm within the parentheses. You can only get a certain amount of the file s from the peers, but not all.
It's connected versus the potential number of people you can get connected to but aren't necessarily connected to. For example, six Peers and two Seeds on the same tracker make a swarm of eight. With torrents, as soon as you get your first piece, you're sharing. Well, before I get to that, let me break down some of the most used torrent terms, namely, seeds and peers. I don't think that there are no seeders online bcoz the peers ratio is increasing time to time this means the some of other guys who are leeching are able to connect to seed but i am not. Seeds are the users who have already downloaded the entire file, and are uploading.
Leeches may be on asymmetric Internet connections or do not leave their open to seed the file after their download has completed. Peers, on the other hand, are currently downloading the files. Since users are required to seed as much as possible, they have torrents with 100 seeders and only two or three leechers. When µTorrent is first provided with the peer list from the tracker, it checks every one of them. If there are no seeds, chances are the other users will never be able to completely download the file unless all the peers who are downloading the file have all the parts of the file among themselves which is a rare phenomenon. A Tracker is a server which keeps track of the computers downloading or already have the whole file.
Main article: A tracker is a server that keeps track of which seeds and peers are in the swarm. However, in some cases, the terms Leech and Peer are used as synonyms. Inside the parentheses means nothing in terms of who you're connected to. So, yes, a torrent with 100 seeds may be slower than a torrent with 1000 seeds. I came here seeking the same answer as dudeboy but as I read this thread there was something that kept driving me nuts. We used it to describe someone who downloads things but never uploads.