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Old 11-02-2015, 11:37 AM   #1
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Torrent sent through gmail saves a zero length file


I am trying to receive a large file from a friend, and we decided to try torrent. He has sent me a torrent file, which in gmail shows 312 bytes.

When I save that file on my system it is 0 bytes long, and obviously will not properly feed ktorrent.

Has anyone experienced anything similar?

The next thing we will try is to send the torrent file as a .bin file, and then rename it after storing it locally, and see if that works.
 
Old 11-02-2015, 01:52 PM   #2
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a *.torrent file to download the file it is for needs a torrent client to use it

all they are are binary listing of the file and the trackers to use

magnet files have replaced torrent files

torrent files need to be registered on a server like TPB
and then seeded

then and only then can you grab a copy of he file the *.rorrent if for

a magnet however dose NOT need a CENTRAL SERVER like *.torrents's do


so for the torrent to even work

it needs to be seeded on a central service FIRST

have the person upload the torrent to TPB
then have them SEED IT

then have that person mail you the TPB link

then you grab it
but the other PERSONS computer MUST BE ONLINE if only that one person is seeding

personally for one file and for ONLY one person

use FTP !!!!!

or Google drive ( 15 gig storage)
 
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:56 PM   #3
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JohnVV, that is a good overview.

I actually resolved the problem. I don't know why, but gmail running on that computer always saved a zero sized file for the torrent. I downloaded the torrent file from a different computer, then saved it on a common share, and copied it in and was able to read the torrent.

I still don't have things running, but the posted problem was worked around, so I will call this solved.

The current issue is that the torrent, while it is read, is not transferring data. We are not using a tracker in this instance, and using DHT. So I have more digging to do.
 
Old 12-06-2015, 08:57 AM   #4
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The problem has been resolved, and as near as I can tell, the torrent file I first tried to download had some defect in it. I don't know what the defect was, as the sender was able to use that torrent in a test, which was reported as successful.

Thanks to anyone who read the post and thought about a response.
 
  


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