Torrent networking is a modern form of sharing a file using modern P2P(peer to peer) connection. Torrents have become primary use of trading software,music, movies, etc. And the advancement is leading towards piracy. Torrents are really a great development but the usage is not going in a good way. That’s why government have shut down many torrents site.
How does Torrents work?
Torrents work on sharing system. All the users downloading a particular file share them with others so others can also download it at the same time. It doesn’t matter now much part of the whole file you are having, it will still share that part with others who don’t have that part. So it does not put load on server so speeds are good.
For example: Let’s say only me and you are downloading a same file from torrent. So we both won’t pull it from server or primary machine(through which upload is done). I will download some from primary machine and some from you, similarly you will download from me and primary machine. In this case there were only two people(and we were working as PEERS) but mostly there are many people doing the same so it forms a spider and everyone shares what they have.
Some importance terms to be known :
1. Seeders: Seeders are the user who have downloaded the file completely but still uploading them for others to download at high speed. So seeders are good people in short. More the seeders better is the life of torrent.
2. Leechers: Leechers are the users who are only downloading the file but not uploading them. So the availability of torrent decreases. Leechers are the bad people in short. More the leechers lesser is the speed and life of torrent.
3. Peers: Peers are the users who are simultaneously downloading as well as uploading the file. So they are doing their job well. We don’t have any problem with them.
4. Health of torrent: Health of torrent is defined by the number of seeders and leechers. If seeder/leecher ratio is greater than 1 then the health is good and higher the value, better is the health. In short we want more seeders and less leechers.
How to Download Files from Torrent?
For downloading we need few things:
1. Torrent Client (Bit-torrent is the most popular one)
2. .torrent file
3. Torrent Search Engine(This will help you download .torrent files)
4. Presence of Mind
First download the .torrent file from torrent search engines.(Google for search engine)
Make sure the health should be good otherwise you will stuck in middle with slow download speed (I got stuck once at 90%)
Upload the files in the torrent client and you are ready to download.
Click on start and Wolla! Download Started
Torrent client have tons of useful features like you can know the info of all the peers, control download speed, control upload speed, put torrents in queue,etc.
DON’T USE TORRENTS FOR PIRACY
IN INDIA DOWNLOADING ILLEGAL FILES FROM TORRENT IS A CRIME AND CAN LEAD JAIL OR CASH PENALTY.
SAY NO TO PIRACY
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