How to Use BitTorrent in Linux
Jan 29, 2009, 20:03 (2 Talkback[s])
"But before that, I would like to give you a brief intro about
BitTorrent taken from Wikipedia:
"BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used to
distribute large amounts of data. BitTorrent is one of the most
common protocols for transferring large files, and by some
estimates it accounts for about 35% of all traffic on the entire
Internet. The initial distributor of the complete file or
collection acts as the first seed. Each peer who downloads the data
also uploads it to other peers, even after they have dismounted the
original seed. Because of this, BitTorrent is extremely efficient.
One seed is needed to begin spreading files between many users
(peers). The addition of more seeds increases the likelihood of a
successful connection exponentially."