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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 decade ago

what is seeding of torrents?

what is seeding?

Is it useful?

Should we maintain the share ratio above 1?

If I increase "up speed" then does "down speed" also increases?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Seeding is the process of connecting to a torrent when you have a complete file.

    Yes it is important to seed 1 to 1. The more seeders there are on a torrent the faster the torrent is. You are not downloading the torrent from the actual site you get it from. You are downloading it off another user that has it on their computer.

    Let’s say someone uploads a torrent to a site and that person seeds at 100kbps. At first every single leecher is trying to get the file from the uploader which if there are 10 leechers then each leecher is approximately getting the file at 10kbps.

    Let’s say the 10 people finish downloading the torrent from the uploader. Each also is seeding at a speed of 100kbps.

    That means the total speed of the torrent after the 10 get done downloading the file is 1100kbps. Because 10 are seeding at 100kbps and the original uploader is seeding at 100kbps. So if there are 11 more leechers getting the file now each of those leechers are approximately getting the file at 100kbps instead of 10kbps because there is a 1 to 1 ratio per seeder & leecher.

    If everyone just downloaded the file from the uploader and stopped seeding without seeding the torrent 1:1 then the uploader will always be stuck seeding. Which the speed of the torrent will hardly go up because the leechers will always outnumber the seeder.

    So it is important to seed back at least what you take. So if you download a file that is 1GB then seed back 1GB. That is why it is called FILE SHARING. People are considerate enough to share their stuff you can repay them back by seeding back what you take so others can enjoy it as well.

  • 4 years ago

    Seeding is the place you leave your BitTorrent customer open after you've completed your download to disperse it (you convey the record while downloading, yet it's much more accommodating on the off chance that you keep on distributing the full document even after you have got done with downloading). Odds are that the greater part of the information you got was from seeds, so offer back to the group! It doesn't require much - the customer will keep seeding until the downpour is expelled (right tap the deluge, then hit Remove). Appropriate practice is to seed until the proportion of upload:download is no less than 1.00.

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  • 6 years ago

    Seeding is where you leave your BitTorrent client open after you've finished your download to help distribute it (you distribute the file while downloading, but it's even more helpful if you continue to distribute the full file even after you have finished downloading). Chances are that most of the data you got was from seeds, so help give back to the community! It doesn't require much - the client will continue seeding until the torrent is removed (right click the torrent, then hit Remove). Proper practice is to seed until the ratio of upload:download is at least 1.00.

    • ok...but why is it taking so long, and why is the speed not at the IP speeds? I have xfinity and it was 20 min.s getting the file!

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  • 5 years ago

    Seeding the torrent is helping for another people to download torrent speedly!!

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  • tien
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    What Is Seeding

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  • 6 years ago

    Does a "downloaded torrent" expires after a certain period of time.i have let a torrent to seed for a long period and a friend tells me torrent seeding has a expirary and i shold remove it from seeding order.what i mean is if it does ,does seeding become a useless process?

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  • 1 decade ago

    seeding is uploading a complete file.

    yes, it is useful...

    yes you should maintain the share ratio above 1.0. It is more healthy for the torrent. Some torrent trackers have rules that you have to seed/upload over a certain amount or else they do unspeakable things to you.

    If you increase upload speed, it doesn't automatically generate quicker download speeds. There are other factors in play here. You are still constrained to the upload speeds of the other peers. Though, quicker upload speeds help spread the file quicker and some people might have their seeding options set so that they will upload faster after getting the file complete. Again, there are many factors that play into u/l and d/l speeds.

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  • 5 years ago

    connecting to torrents once you get a complete file

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  • 4 years ago

    seeding means seeding :D

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  • 4 years ago

    seeding is when you are letting others download from your computer

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  • 6 years ago

    thank you for the concise answer

    nice to know that seeding is returning a politeness!

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