What are seeders and leechers?

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Seeders are people who have already downloaded the file earlier. Once a user has finished downloading a torrent, whenever he's is online, he will upload tiny bits of file to those users who are still downloading the torrent. The downloading process of your torrent depends on the number of seeders online. The more seeders the faster the download will go.

Leechers are people who has a negative effect on the swarm of the torrent. Leechers are commonly the users who download much than they upload. They are the users who doesn't leave their bit torrent clients seeding after downloading the file. They didn't spread the share of seeds that has been downloaded to the user.

When searching torents, always magnet those links with high seeded torents. If there are no seeders, you will never finish the download, no matter how many leechers there are!

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Can you download a torrent of something if it doesn't have any seeders or leechers?

No if there are no leechers. If there are leechers, then it's possible if all the leechers have enough of the different parts to make up the whole download.

Are leechers bad?

Yes and no. Leechers are people who are still downloading the file and at the same time are uploading some of it though not as much as seeders.

How do you increase in speed?

find a torrent with more seeders and less leechers -hope this helps:))

What does se and le mean on pirate bay?

seeders (people 'hosting' the file) and leechers (people downloading the file)

In downloading what are leeches?

When using torrents seeders have the entire item you are downloading while leechers only have a part of the item. When you are downloading and uploading an item at the same time you are a leecher.

What is a utorrent tracker and how do you get one?

A tracker in a Bittorrent swarm organizes the seeders and leechers. You don't need a tracker though, you can just use DHT when creating a torrent. You can also use Openbittorrent's tracker.

How long does it take to torrent?

This depends on MANY things. The most important is perhaps the number of seeders and leechers. If there are many seeders then it will be fast. If the seeder to leecher ratio is bad (aka worse than 1:2 or 1:3) then it can be slow. But perhaps the most important factors are the size of the file and your internet bandwidth.

What is the best site to download ea cricket 07 game?

I think it would be best to torrent a crack file. get one that has good reviws and lots of leechers and seeders

What does update tracker mean for u torrent?

Its the place where the seeders and leechers are cumming from

How do you leave a comment on the pirate bay?

You must have an account and be logged in. On the page with the link to the file and comments and all, you'll see some info (eg. Seeders, Leechers, yada yada). You can see a comment part as well. There's a link called "Write Comment" there, so you can click that and comment.

Do the number of seeders and leachers matter when downloading torrents?

It would be better if there were more seeders, as it would download faster. Don't think number of leechers matters. Added by Krofs" Yes. The general rule here is to choose torrents that have a high seed to peer ratio. Seeds have 100% of the content associated with the torrent and are only uploading to peers. Peers also upload to other peers, but are also looking for other peers to upload to themselves and their download capacity is almost always higher than their upload capacity. This rule applies even though one swarm has significantly more active users than another. For example, a torrent with 30 seeders and 70 peers (30% seeders) will generally be faster than one with 500 seeders and 2500 peers (20% seeders) as the average upload capacity available to the peers will be higher. Optimizing Bittorrent Clients for Speed

Is 9 seeds and 1 leech safe?

depends there is no way to know for sure but as a rule less leechers and more seeders is better. however if this is pirate bay or bittorent or any other p2p website then i must warn you that there are heavy fines and other penelties against downloading movies and other illegal material