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Old 11-09-2004, 06:33 PM   #1
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I found a demo for John Deere American Farmer, but it is a .torrent file, so i downloaded bittorent and am currently downloading the game.....but i've downloaded 88 MB so far and it has uploaded 130 MB! what is it uploading???
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I'm not real familiar with bittorent, but I think this may be what is happening.

Most file sharing programs require you to share, to be able to download files from other people. It may have selected folders like "My Music" and "My Pictures" as folders it would allow people to download from. So POSSIBLY people have uploaded 130 MB of files off of your computer? Or maybe the folders you have available for share are a total of 130 MB?
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"Most file sharing programs require you to share, to be able to download files from other people. So POSSIBLY people have uploaded 130 MB of files off of your computer?"

yes, People are DL what you have off of you, and you are DL it off a few other people... Not quite the My Documents, the window itself, when you close the window, noone will be downloading it from you, thats why people suggest leaving the window open after you already have it this way other people can get it. If no one is hosting or "seeding" the file, it cannot be downloaded.
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You are a node on the network with a "seed". Since you have the torrent on your PC, you are also supplying (uploading) files of that torrent. The difference in up/down is somewhat typical...otherwords, you can configure your torrent program to limit upload bandwidth (most do). Therefore, most are greedily leeching, but limiting what they will share. Once you get the whole file(*), it is up to you if you want to stay connected. Since you have already shared over 130Mb, I think you have contributed enough. :P
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thanks guys...i was afraid somebody was taking music or documents off my comp. by the time i got the 220 MB file it had uploaded 890 MB. Problem is, now that i got the file, it is broken up into 15 .rar segments! how do i put them back together?
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www.rarlab.com

bittorrent downloads a program from a variety of sources that have that same file. This reduces demand on the primary file server by essentially making everyone who downloads the file a partial file server.
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