Ammar

How to stop seeding/uploading?

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I'm new to this, so I'd appreciate the help and patience since even the simplest things are completely unknown to me.

I'm using uTorrent 1.8.4 on Mac, and I have some questions about it.

1. How do I set it to stop seeding/uploading automatically after the download is complete?

2. While downloading the file, it is also uploading. Can that be stopped? If so, how? And will it affect the download in anyway whatsoever?

3. After the download is complete, the torrent file vanishes. Does this mean that the .torrent file is deleted? If not, how do I set it to stop the file from downloading or uploading, but keep it there so I can right-click it and hit the delete .torrent file?

Thanks...

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1. Since I cannot set it to automatically stop seeding after the download is complete, is there a way to set it to automatically stop after a certain time? Someone told me that can be done by manipulating the upload/download ratio. What is that? And what does it mean to have it set on 1? Does that stop seeding after 1% is uploaded, or 100% since it's a ratio?

2. What do you mean by I'm looking at the wrong category? Also, since you said the ".torrent" files are not deleted after the download is complete even though the file vanishes from the uTorrent, is there a way to delete this ".torrent" file? Or would I go to where it is saved on the device and delete it from there? If so, where is it saved on the Mac? Because when I start a download from some website, it automatically starts on uTorrent, it doesn't save it on my Mac first, so I have no idea where this ".torrent" file is stored.

Again, thanks for your help and patience.

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1> The ratio value in the preferences doesn't allow you to set a value that would cause you to be an ungrateful leech.

2> "Torrents" is the category you need to look at to see everything.

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I have asked politely for help in some questions I had. If you don't want to answer, you can just not post anything. I don't appreciate the way you are talking to me. The fact that you don't want me to stop seeding is irrelevant. I will do as I wish. Have you ever considered the possibilities that I may have my reasons for not seeding? Besides, what is a "leech" anyway?

The ratio in the preferences is there for a reason, and I asked about that reason. Instead of answering my question and telling me what the ratio means, you decided to be rude to a person who's done nothing but ask politely because of a judgement you made based on some reasoning you imagined.

I will be the better person here. Thank you for answering the second question, I've found what I was looking for. I still have no idea what the ratio is, but I know it has something to do with stopping the uploading process after a certain point because I tried playing with it, and it did change when the seeding stopped. However, I still have no idea what the value of 1 for that ratio actually means. I would appreciate your answering my question if you can. I do have my reasons, and you should respect that instead of accusing me of being an "ungrateful leech" whatever "leech" means.

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Have you ever considered the possibilities that I may have my reasons for not seeding?
I have, and I've probably heard them elsewhere before. in 98% of cases, they're flimsy excuses for not wanting to allow other people to be able to download the same files.
Besides, what is a "leech" anyway?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leech_(computing)

The wording you've been using tells me you actually don't want people to be able to download the torrents you're also downloading or want them to get the files slower from someone else.

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Hi Ammar,

The whole thing about the torrent community is share and share alike.

Or maintaing a healthy give and take ratio.

Other people are giving valuable bytes, so should you.

Anyway, the bigger your upload limit, the faster your downloads.

Yes, you can disconnect after downloading, to stop seeding, but that would be very selfish.

Just my thoughts....

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Hello everyone and I am glad to be here. I seen your post and had to start up a account, so I could ask a question here. I am new to all of this, so please take it easy.

I seen everyone talking about seeding here and "I don't mind at all". I don't mind passing out information that I received for free. I was wondering what is the correct way to seed on here? Is there a way to seed and still keep the same or around the same download speed? Just trying to get everything set up the correct way.

I downloaded a few things and then deleted when they finished, but I see I wasn't seeding them, so I just wanted to make sure I keep the files going for others. I am downloading a file now and my average download speed it around 8 kb but my average upload speed is 27 kb. Is there a reason why I have more information going out than coming in?

I am new to torrents and always scan them to make sure of no virus. I have a lot of stuff I would love to share, but not sure how to do it. Any information would be a great help and hope I can start sharing all my files very soon with everyone.

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Well update. I did find out how to change the upload speed, but PLEASE don't ask me how to do it. I do truly believe in Seeding and just for the "Leech's" on here, this is the reason I will not explain how to do it. Thanks everyone for understanding my opinion why I will not disclose. I have got my upload sped up to 40 kb, so this will come in hand when I upload torrents, but my download speed on the same file stays at 9-20kb. I will just see how to safely upload torrents now.

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Hi guys,

I am new to torrents, and have just completed downloading my first torrent (4GB size). I haven't stopped it, so it is still seeding, and by now I have uploaded around 20GB of data. My question is:

If I continue seeding, will the download speeds of other torrents be affected?

I use Bittorent version 7.8.2


One more thing, if I stop seeding, no one will be able to download from me, will they? And is 5:1 a good ratio to stop?

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I hate it when other people dont seed as it takes a long time to download something

 

Don't you hate it when you start a thread only for annoying tards to just discuss tarded unrelated things?

 

Many people get flagged for uploading a certain limit.  I completely agree with the whole anti leeching thing that's the only reason torrenting exists.  But shit, you guys are being as*holes.  He's obviously a newb.  Because of my slow local isp I can only really download at night while I sleep.  Also because of my slow/local isp I can easily get caught torrenting.  The easiest way to get caught torrenting is...you guessed it -seeding.  Figured torrenting savvy asstards like you guys would know this.  That being said I can't seed that much.  It is common courtesy to seed at least 1:1 so you are at least giving what you are taking.  That is what that ratio means.  Keeping it at 0 will continiously seed until you stop it.  Setting it to 1 will seed until you've seeded one full copy of the torrent.  So on and so forth.  There are little tricks out there to stop it automatically.  Most people on these forums seem to be overprivelleged kids who post before considering other people.  A few years ago my brother was downloading a movie for his wife while he visited us at home.  He fell asleep on the couch laptop on...er...lap.  The next morning he realized he was seeding some Jennifer Anniston movie all night.  Our internet was disconnected. We got a call from Columbia pictures, a fine, a slower connection, a higher monthly rate, and are probably being monitored more as far as d/u rates go.  So when someone asks you a question and you don't have an honest answer or don't want to give them an answer just STFU and switch back to the tab you keep open of Dane Cook gifs.  *mic dropped

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Hi, I'm quite new to bittorrent, and I would also like to know how to quit seeding. Hear me out first, my avg. upload speed is .1kb if I'm lucky, and the latest ETA was 2 years and 36 weeks. I would either like to know how to remedy this slow uploading speed easily, or how to quit seeding. At this speed, it is not doing anybody any good, including myself. I would love to be able to share my upload with others, but two years? That seems a bit excessive. Like I said, any possible remedy to this instead of just stop seeding would be more than perfect. Thank you.

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This whole question of speeds, both up and down, in the world of torrents is (one of) the most discussed and least understood. Speeds both up and down are affected by a wide range of factors, including but not limited to:

~the quality of your own network, wireless, wired Ethernet?

~the theoretical speed of the service you have subscribed to from your ISP

~the practical "data delivery" speed of the same connection after overheads, bandwidth shaping etc are factored out

~the fact that all (virtually) Internet connections are MUCH slower on the upload side than on the download

~the quality of the swarm. Ironically, a swarm in which there are a hundred seeds might literally never call on a peer with only 10% of a file to upload at all

Etc etc

It takes experience with a lot of files, and fooling around with a lot of freely available utilities, to measure these things and come to an understanding of what is really happening in your case

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I have, and I've probably heard them elsewhere before. in 98% of cases, they're flimsy excuses for not wanting to allow other people to be able to download the same files.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leech_(computing)

The wording you've been using tells me you actually don't want people to be able to download the torrents you're also downloading or want them to get the files slower from someone else.

Here's the thing - if we try to upload, our ISP CUTS US OFF.  In other words, our ISP monitors our downloading and uploading and somehow knows when we're "seeding".  When it determines that we're file sharing, it cuts off our Internet service. 

How do I know this?

Because it's happened on at least two occasions.  We were told they don't care if we download, but since uploading is considered "piracy" due to copyright laws, it is therefore illegal. And since it is considered illegal use of the Internet, they have the right to cut off our Internet service.  And they have, twice.  The last and final warning was that the third time would be final.  We don't want to lose our high-speed Internet service, so we CANNOT upload/seed.

Is that a good enough answer for you?

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That's a case of "stop downloading content monitored by anti-p2p groups"

 

World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 all use BitTorrent to distribute their patch data, and you don't get cut off for using those.

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