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Old 12-22-2010, 12:18 AM   #1
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What happens if a torrent or transmission is started and uncompleted


If you start a transmission then shutdown unintentionally, what happens to transmission?

This hasn't happened recently, but the question sticks in my mind.

I was downloading 2 files.
I opened raw package which, at the time I didn't have BT or FDM or any other type of transmission at that point I shutdown system.
I'm assuming it picked up after restarting computer.
Anyway what I really want to know is if I only shutdown os and not the transmission, when does it actually stop?

I know it is a really newbie question.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-22-2010, 12:48 AM   #2
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I can say that torrents are split into blocks (which are a few Kbytes big) which are downloaded individually. if the transmission is cut, your client will most probably just re-download the last block (which would be probably corrupted) and take off from there, thus loosing no information from the user point of view (the system just ends up downloading a few extra Kbytes to replace corrupted data). This system also allows you to pause torrents for long periods of time.

Torrents are downloaded via clients,so your torrent will download as long as the client program is running (unless you manually paused it).

By the way.
Shutting down the OS will shutdown your computer completely. Everything Shuts down...

As for other types of transmissions (data transfer) i don't know.

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Old 12-22-2010, 01:07 AM   #3
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Thank you for your input.

At the time I didn't have a download manager.
Now if I'm googling I make sure that I read what type of site I'm connecting to and don't open packages unless I know the file-type.
 
Old 12-22-2010, 02:30 AM   #4
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No problem...

Also its worth noticing that when you download from sites like mediashare, fileshare, mediafire (file hosting websites) they generally they limit your bandwidth (you will download as fast as they want you to) and will block pausing (you wont be able to pause your downloads), some even limit your connection time (if you download takes too long, they will shut the connection and you will loose that download)

File Hosts can be a real bitch when it comes to big files.
 
  


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