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THE11thROCK™
I'm pretty new to torrents. Can someone give some preview and explanation? Is it legal? What about emule and ed2k?
elekis
bittorrent is legal, like emule and other application. the illegal is what you download.

the best is http://azureus.sourceforge.net/ but it's taste question.
ml
BitTorrent is a protocol that makes it possible to massively distribute files without incurring the corresponding massive consumption in server and bandwidth resources.

Unlike to emule, you have to upload the parts of a file you already received to gain download speed. That's why its often possible to download fullspeed.

more information see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bittorrent
moejoe
I also recommend Azureus as your bit-torrent client, its the fastest and most reliable client out , i believe because it uses multiply trackers, rather then just one main one.

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Bit-torrent runs like a massive share portal, so when I give, you give and vise versa. You have to give, or you will not get, thats whats great about bittorrent (stupid F***ing p2p) Evil or Very Mad and this is the reason why u can download at som great speeds.

One cool fact that i've learnt is that bit torrent is about 33% of the internet put together, thats some 300+ terrabyte.

Cya!
ml
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I also recommend Azureus as your bit-torrent client, its the fastest and most reliable client out , i believe because it uses multiply trackers, rather then just one main one.


i recommend µTorrent (http://www.utorrent.com/)
it has the same gui like azureus and is as reliable as azureus.
but the advantages is that ist very small and fast and uses only little ram
(about 4mb, azureues often uses 60+ mb because of the java client)

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Omego2K@
bit torrent is just another p2p. Although better than the rest.
Summer
lol , i used BitComet Embarassed . Not so good ?
Rubstah
BitTorrent works very good, only problem in the beginning is that you have a low upload/downoad ratio and therefore can't download superfast, but this gets better soon if you use it a lot and it is certainly no disadvantage that weighs against all the pro's.....

I use BitSpirit though, Azureus doesn't work so well on my pc and laptop.
acidic_misfit
I'd have to recommend the following client:

BitLord http://www.bitlord.com

and the following sites for torrent's:

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hope it helps, BitLord is a great client
gh0stface
Please don't list sites to where you can find torrents as that is against the FriHost rules. Talking about the program itself is fine.

Any further talks about torrent sites can resolve in severe punishment and I maybe forced to lock and possibly delete this thread.

I myself use BitComet. It's probably one of the fastest client out there and doesn't use as much resources compared to Azureues as it is coded in C++. Azureues is coded in Java. However, I use Azureus to upload torrents.
maia
gh0stface wrote:

I myself use BitComet. It's probably one of the fastest client out there and doesn't use as much resources compared to Azureues as it is coded in C++. Azureues is coded in Java. However, I use Azureus to upload torrents.


i agree with this. i've tried and tested all kinds of P2P clients, and for torrents, i found BitComet the best. it's easy on my memory, it's faster than Azurues and BitTorrent, the interface is good, and the downloads are good. i mean, most of the things i was able to download from other clients are corrupted, but most of the things i downloaded from BitComet are good.

by the way, don't use emule, it sucks. off all the P2P clients, i like Shareaza best. the interface is good, it shows reviews, it doesn't use much of your resources, it's fast, and best of all, it has access to almost all the networks. it's all-in-one. it can download from Edonkey, BitTorrent, Gnutella & Gnutella2
berrs003
Personally i would recommend LIMEWIRE.

They are introducing a new idea which means you can download free stuff (E.g TV series !)
berrs003
. i've tried and tested all kinds of P2P clients, and for torrents, i found BitComet the best. it's easy on my memory, it's faster than Azurues and BitTorrent, the interface is good, and the downloads are good. i mean, most of the things i was able to download from other clients are corrupted, but most of the things i downloaded from BitComet are good.

by the way, don't use emule, it sucks. off all the P2P clients, i like Shareaza best. the interface is good, it shows reviews, it doesn't use much of your resources, it's fast, and best of all, it has access to almost all the networks. it's all-in-one. it can download from Edonkey, BitTorrent, Gnutella & Gnutella2


BEARSHARE IS PROBABLY THE CLEANIST THOUGH
No spyware or anything !
Lochium
I dont know Bittorrent is legal or no. But in my opinion its best P2P client what I ever seen. I downloaded many new DvD films like Ring 2, Black Hawk Down and more. I have some polish links with really good torrent like
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sprk3
I use shareaza it is user friendly.
joe_nl
In the Netherlands bittorrent is becoming illegal.
It's not illegal yet, only uploading is!

The whole torrent-thing is based on downloading and uploading so in one way it is...

There are many programs that can handle torrents, but I prefer Azureus. It's only a pity that it uses so much of your CPU and workspace, because of Java.

ABC (yet An other Bittorrent Client), BitComet, BitLord (less good), BitSpirit and uTorrent are some other examples.

Mostly P2P programs with bittorrent plug-ins aren't that good.

Talking about other file-sharing programs as KazAa (I really hate it) and eMule, than I prefer LimeWire.

Grz. Joe (the Netherlands)
windval
u can find some informations at http://www.bittorrent.com/introduction.html
yokonative
Azureus is hands down the best bittorrent client out there. However, if you have a slow computer, like my own ( im running a pII..i know, laugh it up) then it does make things slugish and I practically unable to run anything else. Although, It does provide the bestr features then most. Plus, the pluggin that you are able to download make things easier to see, look 'prettyer'.

Utorrent is also a good one. I love it since it does uses like..4 mb of memory and runs smooth and quick, but from my expirerences, it had caused me problems. From, almost no peers on some torrents, whn i get about 30 on other clients, and sometimes just not downloading at all.

It's all a matter of taste and knowledge of computers as well as bittorrent.
dhawal
Azureus is the best that is if you have loads of RAM and HDD space. Even if you want to download one file from say a 4 gb torrent it will allocate 4gb of space first.
Quake
I use BitTiornado for my BT client. Like it a lot. Lets me select parts of torrents I want to download and is pretty fast too. Or maybee it just seems that way to me.
MistaKiula
For those who lives in Canada and has Rogers as their internet provider, your BT downloads will be reduced to the maximum of 20 kb/sec (roughly about 85%). I used to have 100+, now 20.. dammit!
driftingfe3s
MistaKiula wrote:
For those who lives in Canada and has Rogers as their internet provider, your BT downloads will be reduced to the maximum of 20 kb/sec (roughly about 85%). I used to have 100+, now 20.. dammit!


Have you tried switching the ports around?
wrightbros
i'd suggest utorrent (.com) for torrents.
kezialounel
i use Shareaza for P2P, but i also use BitComet and Bearshare.

but most of the time, it's Shareaza that does the job easily and faster too, although Bearshare is the lightest that i've tried so far
pomp
Bit comet is the easiest and the best client for using torrent networks.It is extremely light on resources,has adjustable disk cache to save your disk from damage during high speed downloads, supports UPnP port forwarding, allows for adjusting speed limits for uploads and downloads,include a simple web browser for browsing net. The best part is that as soon as you start a torrent download it does not create a full sized file beforehand consuming your diskspace like Azureus. It is perfectly legal to use torrent clients but for free and opensource downloads like Linux distos. E mule is good for old materials but it is very slow. Limewire is good for e books , music , small softwares .For latest material use bittorrent.
win66
elekis wrote:
bittorrent is legal, like emule and other application. the illegal is what you download.

the best is http://azureus.sourceforge.net/ but it's taste question.


agree.bittorrent is legal and is a best P2P software.However, if you use bittorrent to download some file which is illegal, it will be illegal
corey
MistaKiula wrote:
For those who lives in Canada and has Rogers as their internet provider, your BT downloads will be reduced to the maximum of 20 kb/sec (roughly about 85%). I used to have 100+, now 20.. dammit!

You get that fast? They're shaping the traffic in some way that seems based on a down/up ratio now. I can get at best around 50k up now (used to get as high as 140k) but not for long. It seems that I get to upload about 1/3 of what I download. I can't see this changing anytime soon. I'm moving in about 6 months and one of the criteria I'll be using is the availability of other high speed providers so I can leave that evil company and never look back.


And for the original question, yes, Bittorrent is completely legal. Its the files you share that might not be, depending on where you live. Most Linux distros have a bittorrent link for new releases. Many game manufacturers use it for patches (WOW?). It takes a lot of strain off the original server.
picsite
i use Utorrent ...search for it on google, by the way i was going to ask if we are allowed to talk about bittorrent on these forums and sites for BT and stuff like that....?
corey
picsite wrote:
i use Utorrent ...search for it on google, by the way i was going to ask if we are allowed to talk about bittorrent on these forums and sites for BT and stuff like that....?
Any private trackers (ones where you have to sign up for) are that way for a reason. They get all the exposure they want.
dostra
uTorrent A very small (115 KB) but also very good Torrent Client
gonzo
berrs003 wrote:
P(E.g TV series !)


I can do that now WITHOUT CRIPPLING my system with EVIL DRM SOFTWARE
GDG
THE11thROCK™ wrote:
I'm pretty new to torrents. Can someone give some preview and explanation? Is it legal? What about emule and ed2k?


Well my friend there is so much, as I see it they have already answered your answers. But to add to the question to Legal or not? If you live in America I would suppose it is illegal. Yet here in Canada where I live last time I checked they said it was ok to download, in other words legal. They said it especially towards movies!!! Very Happy We got it easy up here in Canada!!!
taurus_just4u
As a matter of fact, bittorent is an application which trigger downloads from seeds planted by a someone sitting in some other parts of the world. You can check for the software/anime/video/music/ or just about literally anything to download using bittorrents clients.
As far as i know bitlord is a very good client and there are still new ones which u can easilt try ur hands on.
jaysen
i see lots of good suggestions here... but what im curious about is how many of thes apps have spyware/adware etc or any other form of malware?

i use fosi's limeware at the moment (not limewire) but if theres a good alterantive without messing up my system i'b be more than happy to try it

as far as legal/illegal goes.. im still gonna sleep at night either way Laughing
SgtGarcia
There are a lot of clients for bittorrent. It's just a matter of taste which one you like. Azureus really is a good one, but maybe you'll like another.
I recently heard some news about NASA creating their own bittorrent version, so it's really good
tsylvest
Like previously stated, Bittorrent isnt illegal, it is simply a way to transfer files. What illegal is if you download illegal content. Same rules apply as other P2P programs. And I also recommend Azureus.
SenseiC
elekis wrote:
bittorrent is legal, like emule and other application. the illegal is what you download.

the best is http://azureus.sourceforge.net/ but it's taste question.


Torrents, etc. are a way to maximize your download capacity by pulling portions of a file (i.e. bits) from a large number of other "providers" (seeds).

As has been pointed out, it's not the technology that is an issue, it's what you use it FOR that can be. Unless you have been living on the dark side of the moon for a long time, you already know that "file sharing" runs all sorts of risks on copyright infringment, etc.

The best (and safest) use for Torrent applications (and again, I chime in for Azureus) is pulling things like Linux distributions, etc. which are huge. The advantage is that rather than being tied to a single ftp server, you've got a wide range of them all offering up portions of the file you're looking for. The trade off is you're expected to reciprocate and serve those same bits BACK to the 'collective'.

I have frequently pulled entire Fedora Core distributions down at 350KB/s sustained. You would be VERY hard pressed to find any mirror site capable of delivering that consistently. At the same time, the performance of a torrent is only achieved when there are a large number of seeds (i.e. shortly after some high-demand file becomes available. Months later you might have only a handful of seeds and then you won't see what you are hoping for.

One final note - appropriate monitoring and tuning of the Torrent application is very important. Having your upload/serving set too high will significantly impact your download performace. Likewise having it set too low means you're sending back next to nothing and it will take a very long time before you're served a sufficiently large amount to be a 'good member of the collective'.

As always, YMMV

SenseiC
mckenneth
hhmp...

torrent = legal
files U download using it = illegal (some)
flashmoto
I've got one quick question, since this is already about bittorrent and p2p.
I understand that you download a file but you're also uploading it at the same time for other people. Isn't this dangerous?
Let's say if someone were to download that file and replace it with harmful files. Wouldn't this cause the harmful files to be shared? Wouldn't this be an easy way to get harmful files on your computer that can destroy your computer?

thanks
SenseiC
The answer is - NO. It is NOT dangerous.

The torrent uses a cryptographic hash of all the data so it is verifying the integrity of the data.

http://www.bittorrent.com/FAQ.html#corruptdl

SenseiC
chihouse
I recommend BitSpirit for using Bittorrent.
Emule is also a good P2P software. Very Happy

P.S. BitSpirit website
SenseiC
For what it's worth (that plus a quarter will buy you a lousy cup of coffee) here is "A List of Various Torrent Clients" in no particular order. Actually they are in (for the most part) the order that I found their homepages in assorted "review" articles. Frankly I am somewhat under-whelmed on client reviews. Stewing down the reviews I get this:

In the "C++ based, fast, small 'footprint' and well-loved" category would be uTorrent
In the "Java based, OpenSource, full of features and the obvious baggage they require" category would be Azureus

The 10-minute Search Engine Hit List
uTorrent - http://www.utorrent.com/
BitTorrent - http://www.bittorrent.com/
Azureus - http://azureus.sourceforge.net/
BitPump - http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/bitpump.htm
BitCommet - http://www.bitcomet.com/
ABC - http://pingpong-abc.sourceforge.net/
BitTornado - http://www.bittornado.com/
BitLord - http://www.bitlord.com/
BitSpirit - http://www.167bt.com/intl/
Rufus - http://rufus.sourceforge.net/
G3Torrent - http://g3torrent.sourceforge.net/
Artic Torrent - http://www.int64.org/arctic.html
Shareaza - http://shareaza.sourceforge.net/
Torment - http://www.darkknightsoftware.com/projects/torment/
ZipTorrent - http://www.ziptorrent.com/

A pair of review articles
http://www.grauw.nl/articles/bittorrent.php
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1913683,00.asp

Some Torrent Searching Apps
http://torrentsearcher.filesharingplace.com/
http://www.torrentopia.org/

Conclusion:
There are as many clients out there as there are "beach bums" in Venice, California. Most of the reviews are dripping with favoritism ("My daddy can whoop your daddy with one hand tied behind his back") and horribly biased ("read like 'personal ads'"). The first of the review articles I posted above is about the only one I found that seems to cover a wide range of clients and gives a fairly comprehensive review of each client's features, etc. I will confess... I didn't read all of it as I was just trying to compile a list of clients for "all ya'll"

SenseiC
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