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Whats A Seed, Leech And A IRC

Discussion in 'Windows - P2P software' started by Cosmo1111, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. Cosmo1111

    Cosmo1111 Regular member

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    I guess a seed is someone downloading an item and a leech is someone uploading it!

    Well these are a bunch of things I see heeps of and still dont 100% know what they are
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    IRC = Internet Relay Chat, which is exactly what it says. You can also send files over IRC.

    Seed = Someone who has completed 100% of the torrent file and are now uploading to those leechers.

    Leech = Someone who has not completed the torrent file and are downloading from the other leechers and seeders.
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    So the more Seeds the faster the download speed?

    So do I go for files with more Seeds or less Seeds or do i go for files with more Leeches or less
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    The more seeds a file has the faster it should go. Thats the idea behind seeders/leechers : you arent relying on just one person/place to dl from. the more leechers that are on a file , the more strain / bandwidth is being used from the seeders. Try to find an equally balanced file ; equal number of Seeders and leechers. Best situation is more seeds than leechs.

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