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utorrent seeding question

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by brenden1, May 19, 2007.

  1. brenden1

    brenden1 Member

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    Once I have finished DL a file and start seeding, the DL counter in the bott right corner still ticks over (very slowly but not zero).

    Why am I still DL if I am seeding?
    Can I stop this from happening or is it just a part of seeding?

    Also how long should u seed a file for?

    Thanks
     
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    You're not really downloading anything, utorrent will continue to turn over but so slowly it's only a few kb by the time you finish seeding. A good ratio to aim for is 1:1 so you have uploaded as much as you downloaded. Edit: spelling
     
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    Yeah, all network traffic (well, not ALL ... but a VERY high percentage!) involves a two-way handshake. As your machine receives data from the net, is has to send a *small* acknowledge packet back to the sender occasionally to let him/her know that you've received the data ok, otherwise the other end will assume the message got "lost" along the way and re-send the info again.

    Trev
     
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    Thanks guys for clearing that up.

    I usually leave my files seeding for a couple of days and end up with
    a ratio of about 4, so I guess thats more than enough.

    over that time the DL counter is at about 200mb.


    Thanks again
     

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