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Old 02-26-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
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Torrent file question for 10.1


I downloaded Slack 10.1 as a Torrent. I then downloaded Bittorrent and used the files to download them to ISO's. I did this last night and it now says that the download is done but it is uploading. I want to put this on badly, can I just exit and use the ISO in the folder or do I have to wait for this slow upload? Is someone else downloading this from me? What is this upload doing? If anyone has any experience with torrent files and could give help that would be great. Thanks.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 10:31 AM   #2
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just quit it.

it will always upload as long as that windows is open. 100s of other people will be sharing, so don't worry about cutting someone off

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Old 02-26-2005, 10:41 AM   #3
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Thank you, I had a strong feeling that people were just sharing off of me. Now I can finally get 10.1 up, thanks again.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 10:50 AM   #4
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so.. basically you don't really understand bittorrent...? ok well you should leave it runnign as long as you can possibly manage... give back to the community what you took out of it (i.e. bandwidth). you're free to copy that file elsewhere and burn it to disc while it's still uploading though.
 
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no! don't quit it!! have pride and respect for the community you wish to be part of!
 
Old 02-26-2005, 11:07 AM   #6
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Since this is not a Slackware problem (or even a Linux specific problem), I am moving it to General
 
Old 02-26-2005, 08:51 PM   #7
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no! don't quit it!! have pride and respect for the community you wish to be part of!
Obviously you don't own a 56k dial-up connection. What will happen to your telephone bills? I think that most people will end up paying more than a fortune if they allow their connection to be open 24x7.

Also many broadband providers charge by the data transfer rate, in which case, you end up paying ten times more if you allow everybody to upload off you. Esp. when you suffer from a slow connection and nobody is really going to benefit from it.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 12:53 AM   #8
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Also many broadband providers charge by the data transfer rate, in which case, you end up paying ten times more if you allow everybody to upload off you.
Looks like the Netherlands will be growing into one of the main BitTorrent areas then : The DSL-providers here just made their longtime stance of "don't bother with DL/UL-limits" official.
(Curious : How's this in other countries?)

Now ; If I only could get a BitTorrent client up&running....

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Old 02-27-2005, 02:11 AM   #9
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In India the difference between a 64 kbps and 128 kbps connection is almost Rs. 1000 /- per month.

I doubt we'll be seeing 512 kbps or more in the near future
 
Old 02-27-2005, 05:03 AM   #10
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if you only have dialup, then i can't see anyone downloading slack over it in the first place......
 
Old 02-27-2005, 05:45 AM   #11
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if you only have dialup, then i can't see anyone downloading slack over it in the first place......
It's not just the dial-up users I was talking about.

Even DSL/Broadband users here in India pay through the nose to get a decent connection and many of us pay by the hour or pay by bandwidth usage. It's really very expensive and can be a severe drain on your finances if used unwisely.

I suggest that users with good bandwidth and throughput should stay connected if they can afford it. BitTorrent is a great idea, but I still think that most people in several parts of the world cannot afford to remain connected for the sake of others simply because of the cost of staying online.
 
  


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