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Old 05-21-2005, 02:21 AM   #1
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how does the whole bitorrent thing work, and how safe is it? in terms of security/virus, and riaa crackedowns or whatever...
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how does the whole bitorrent thing work, and how safe is it? in terms of security/virus, and riaa crackedowns or whatever...
First of all... the official Bittorent page can be found here:
http://www.bittorrent.com/

Lets say that you have something terrific to publish -- a large music or video file, software, a game or anything else that many people would like to have. But the more popular your file becomes, the more you are punished by soaring bandwidth costs. If your file becomes phenomenally successful and a flash crowd of hundreds or thousands try to get it at once, your server simply crashes and no one gets it.

All the questions you want answers to you will find at:
http://www.bittorrent.com/FAQ.html
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yeah, all I know is the more you share, the faster your downloads will be. I tried bittorrent once and didn't like it.
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yeah, all I know is the more you share, the faster your downloads will be. I tried bittorrent once and didn't like it.
Same here........... I tried it as well i think about 4 times.........and i found it extremely useless......... im on 256 ADSL...... and i was downloading on average on 5k, now considering that i was downloading software 1GB plus, it would have taken me till next christmas to have the download complete.

I went back to Kazaa Lite Revolution, a P2P filesharing program, which can be downloaded from:
http://www.kazaalite.pl
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The most complaint I hear about Bittorrent is that it is slow. However, you're suppose to get the latest and greatest games and apps.
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The most complaint I hear about Bittorrent is that it is slow. However, you're suppose to get the latest and greatest games and apps.
its dead slow alright........... i guess the best site ive come across would have to be the you beaute http://www.torrentspy.com

Just about every search entry i made would bring up a result.

impressive file sizes to, we are playing in the gigabyte (GB) area.
but at 4k id rather fly to antartica and back on the same day via Qantas Airlines hehehe.... well....... just trying to point out how slow this torrent stuff is............ of course someone will eventually come up and say that they download at 40k and so on, but the point is P2P is usually more faster.

however for those keen torrent boys out there... give http://www.torrentspy.com a go.
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