Lets begin this post with a brief discussion on Torrents. I will just have to share what I know about torrent. So all of you try to listen.
First, let’s define some words related to torrent:
BITTORRENT - Also simply known as Torrent, this is the name of a peer-to-peer (P2P) file distribution client application and also of a file sharing protocol.
TORRENT FILE - This is the small file used to download other files. These are the files you download at the websites with an extension name of *.torrent. This is not exactly the file itself, but a small file that you will open in the client to download the actual file you need.
TORRENT CLIENT - These are programs or software you use to open a torrent file to download the actual files you need. There are a lot of existing torrent clients for download. Among the most famous clients include bitcomet, azureus, and utorrent.
TRACKER - This is a server that keeps track of which seeds and peers are in the swarm. Torrent clients report information to the tracker periodically and in exchange receive information about other clients that they can connect to. The tracker is not directly involved in the data transfer and does not have a copy of the file.
PEER - In its simplest term, this is anybody, leecher or seeder, involved in a torrent.
SEEDER - A peer that has a complete copy of the torrent and still offers it for upload. The more seeders there are, the better the chances are for completion of the file.
LEECHER - A peer who has a negative effect on the swarm by having a very poor share ratio – in other words, downloading much more than they upload. Most leeches are users on asymmetric internet connections who do not leave their BitTorrent client open to seed the file after their download has completed.
However, some leeches intentionally avoid uploading by using modified clients or excessively limiting their upload speed. The term leech, however, can be used simply to describe a peer – or any client that does not have 100% of the data.
There are more terms involved in bittorrent. But the terms above are the most basic terms that you need to understand. So keep them in mind.
HOW TO MAKE A TORRENT FILE-
Most torrent client has a built-in torrent file creator. Whatever your torrent client is, just follow these basic instructions.
1. Click on CREATE NEW TORRENT, wherever it is.
2. Locate the file or folder/directory that you want to share.
3. Write down the tracker URL.
4. Generate or save the torrent file on your hard drive.
Note that this is not yet the final torrent file. The next step should be done to make the torrent file active.
HOW TO UPLOAD A TORRENT FILE ON WEBSITE-
Take note that the torrent file you created is not yet ready for seeding.
1. Upload the torrent file you created on any torrent site.
2. After the torrent file is uploaded and posted, download a copy for yourself. The downloaded torrent file will be the final torrent file you need for seeding.
3. Open the downloaded torrent file on your torrent client (bitcomet, azureus, utorrent). It will then ask you where to save the actual file to be downloaded. Since you are the seeder, simply point it to where the actual file for seeding is located.
HOW TO OPEN AND DOWNLOAD FILES USING THE TORRENT CLIENT-
1. Open your torrent client.
2. Click on OPEN/ADD TORRENT. Then locate where you saved the *.torrent file you downloaded from aby website.
3. Choose a location where you want to save the actual file that you will download.
4. Click OK to start downloading.
HOW TO CONTINUE SEEDING FILES-
The best thing for you to do is to leave the client open so that others who also wishes to get a certain file can also finish their own downloads. That is, until a considerable amount of seeders are present.