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Re: downloading prerelease, have silly questions while waiting...



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Tom Horsley wrote:
> I'm using ktorrent because it has more junk on the screen to keep
> you occupied while waiting :-). One of the things it displays in the
> status is very similar to other torrent clients, and I've never
> seen any explanation of it. There are two boxes, one labeled
> Leechers: the other labeled Seeders: Inside the boxes are numbers
> like this: 5(10) or 1(1).
> 
> WHAT IN THE BLUE BLAZES DOES THAT MEAN?

Same as every other BT client.  Seeders are those who have a completely
downloaded file and are uploading only there are 10 seeders who have the
file you are getting, but only 5 are connected to the swarm. Likewise
there is 1 leech (someone other than you) in the swarm (that's the
number in parentheses) and 1 is uploading to the swarm.  Note that not
everyone is uploading to you at any one time, but when your BT asks the
swarm for a particular packet 1 of them will respond.

If you do study the source, maybe you can figure out why sometimes I
have a lot of seeders/leeches in the swarm, but no one is uploading to
me, (AAAAAAARGH!). or (worse?) I get speeds of 1 or 2kbps or less
(double AAAAAAARGH!)

HTH

Scott
> 
> Will I have to download the source to a torrent client, and decrypt
> the code that prints status to find out why there are two numbers
> and what the one in parens means versus the one not in parens?
> 
> Its cryptic stuff like this what causes unrest :-).
> 

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