lucky9 wrote:Dieselrider wrote:How do you upload torrents? What kind of upload speed is required?
Torrent software is included with most distributions. For Mepis 11 you need to open Synaptic and put torrent in the Search Box. Ktorrent and Deluge are two popular torrent managers.
Even if you're on dial-up you can seed a torrent. The only time it may not be appropriate is if you have data caps. IE: Many 3G/4G modem plans have a data cap that's too low to be usable for torrents. Normally a hard line (cable or phone) will not have a data cap. Upload speed is not material as the torrent software takes a little from many different computers (Seeders) and gives a decent download speed to those who (Leachers) need a file/s. The more Seeders the faster you can download.
Most of the torrent software will give the Seeders and Leachers national origin. It's kind of neat seeing people all over the world getting together to accomplish something.
Also the files downloaded are always checked for accuracy so you'll never have a bad download. The MD5sum will be checked automatically. Starting and stopping doesn't effect anything either. The software will pick up where it left off downloading.
LinuxTracker.org used to have some information on what torrenting was all about and how it worked. However wikipedia is also a good source of basic info.
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Okay, I have tried to read and understand the wiki pages but, let's just say I am not picking up what they are laying down. I have downloaded ktorrent from the synaptic and it is on board. What do I do next to help seed the torrents. I want to be a help but, I am totally new to this. Thanks.