[ILUG] IOL Broadband handing over information.
bigbro at skynet.ie
Thu Jun 9 12:33:37 IST 2005
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BitTorrent will download (as per expectation) and seed with anything in
its cache. So if you previously downloaded $thing, it's likely that you
will be uploading bits of $thing while downloading $other_thing.
You can, of course, seed material by telling your client to do so - if
you are the 'source' of the material. So you need not necessarily have
downloaded it in the past to be uploading it now (if you see what I
mean) - though this generally requires deliberate action on your part.
Hope this helps.
Conor Daly wrote:
| On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 12:09:44AM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
| Liam Bedford thought:
|>They don't have to give any information to anyone for you to be caught
|>using p2p sharing systems. Any client in a bittorrent download is also
|>participating in uploading the file too (in general, you can turn off
|>the uploads, but then your download speed will die).
| To clarify this, a bittorrent client is involved in the distribution
| _only_ of the file(s) it is involved in downloading so, to be seen
| uploading bits of StarWars (or whatever) the client must be downloading
| the same. Is this a correct interpretation of BitTorrent?
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