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Tom Horsley wrote:
I'm using ktorrent because it has more junk on the screen to
you occupied while waiting :-). One of the things it displays in the
status is very similar to other torrent clients, and I've never
seen any explanation of it. There are two boxes, one labeled
Leechers: the other labeled Seeders: Inside the boxes are numbers
like this: 5(10) or 1(1).
WHAT IN THE BLUE BLAZES DOES THAT MEAN?
Same as every other BT client. Seeders are those who have a completely
downloaded file and are uploading only there are 10 seeders who have the
file you are getting, but only 5 are connected to the swarm. Likewise
there is 1 leech (someone other than you) in the swarm (that's the
number in parentheses) and 1 is uploading to the swarm. Note that not
everyone is uploading to you at any one time, but when your BT asks the
swarm for a particular packet 1 of them will respond.
If you do study the source, maybe you can figure out why sometimes I
have a lot of seeders/leeches in the swarm, but no one is uploading to
me, (AAAAAAARGH!). or (worse?) I get speeds of 1 or 2kbps or less
Will I have to download the source to a torrent client, and decrypt
the code that prints status to find out why there are two numbers
and what the one in parens means versus the one not in parens?
Its cryptic stuff like this what causes unrest :-).
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