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Everything posted by kluelos

  1. It's best if your port is open to both protocols, TCP and UDP, but it's most important that it be open to TCP. IF your listen port is not open (on TCP), then nobody can initiate a connection with you. You can call out, but nobody can call in. Some sites call this being "connectable". This will also greatly interfere with your seeding and with maintaining a proper ratio, as you are experiencing. When you are actually seeding, you will have peers downloading from you and can see this in your client, under the PEERS tab. If your listen port shows that it is not open, this means you have a firewall blocking the port. It may be a software firewall, which must be configured. It may be a firmware firewall if you are connected through a router, and it may be an external firewall imposed on you by your ISP or connection. It can be more than one. ATComet has been having issues. I recommend that you forget the list and use your regular web browser to do all of your torrent-finding, bookmarking your favorite sites as you find them. Most people don't use the built-in browser at all, because it's an ancient version of Internet Explorer.
  2. The buttons are still there, they just default to "not visible". You can change this, and a great deal about the whole interface, in the "VIEW" menu. In this particular matter, what you want is VIEW -> Toolbar -> Buttons and then check "Move Up". It will now appear on the toolbar. (I agree that it was a bad idea to default it to invisible.) Do the same for "Move Down". You can check and uncheck whatever other buttons you want visible or invisible. It would be good to spend some time exploring the VIEW menu, to learn about all of the items that can be changed.
  3. I'll add that that list has not be updated for many years, and that many of the listed sites no longer exist. When it WAS being updated, people would complain that a favorite of theirs had disappeared from the list when it was changed. This was not a good idea in the first place. The pane should be replaced with something else.
  4. The "%1" entry is a variable, under MS-DOS. It means "whatever gets inserted here". This is how MS-DOS command files pass parameters to each other. BitComet uses this to tell the DOS version of your antivirus which file to test. Since the filename is always different, a constant can't be used and a variable is required. I think, though, that you will probably end up regretting this and disabling the antivirus check. Most AV's check when you actually open the downloaded file, and that's good enough. There's nothing wrong with having it checked as soon as it is downloaded too, but this is a VERY disruptive process, and I think you will soon get tired of it. You can be in the middle of something else, concentrating very hard on it, when a download happens to finish in the background. So here comes this DOS window, popping up into the middle of what you were doing, to run its AV check. Your train of thought is now completely derailed. There's no way to stop this, no way to tell it "don't do this!", or "Shut up!, do it quietly in the background!". The firth or sixth time this happens is usually enough to make you disable it again. El "%1" es una entrada variable, bajo MS-DOS. Significa "lo que se intrduzca aquí". Esto es cómo los archivos de comandos se pasan parámetros entre sí. BitComet usa esto mismo para decirle a la versión DOS de tu antivirus cuál archivo a escrutinizar. Ya que el nombre de archivo siempre es distinto, no se puede usar un constante y se necesita usar un variable. Aún así, pienso que problablemente te arrepientas de esto y acabes deshabilitando el escanéo del antivirus. La mayoría de los antivíruses repasan cuando actualmente abres el archivo descargado, y esto es suficiente. No hay nada malo por tenerlo escanéar, en cuanto se termina de descargar pero, este es un proceso MUY disruptivo y pienso que pronto te cansarás de él. Puedes estar en mitad de hacer otra cosa, concentrándote muchísimo en ello, cuando una descarga casualmente finaliza en la "trastienda". Derepente, aparece esta ventana de DOS, en mitad de lo que estabas haciendo, para efectuar la comprobación por tu antivirus. Tu concentración, ahora, se va completamente y abruptamente al traste. No hay forma de decirle "¡No lo hagas!", o "¡Cállate! ¡Hazlo silenciosamente sin yo tener que enterarme!". A la quinta o sexta vez que esto ocurra, lo más probable es que hayas llegado al punto de optar por deshabilitarlo, de nuevo.
  5. Discussion of software piracy is forbidden by the forum rules. Topic closed.
  6. They're going to need much more information than THAT. You say the download rate shown "is not true". How do you know that? What do you think it is, and how are you measuring it? Come to that, what are you measuring? You provide no details, no examples, no proof, just asserted generalities. There's nothing to work with here.
  7. True anonymous download is not possible with Bittorrent. It's like asking FedEx to deliver a package but refusing to tell them your address. It's not going to happen. The service you mention is a simple free proxy. It can hide you from file servers, but this is Peer-to-Peer, and your connections are not to file servers. They're to other peers just like you, with no server in the middle. The proxy either reveals your IP address, or it does not. If it does not, then no peers can contact you. This will drastically slow down your transfers, as you are limited to those peers that your client can contact -- you can call out but nobody can call in -- and only if, when and as they aren't busy. The free Web Proxy service is only for your web browser, not your bittorrent client, so it won't do anything for you anyway. The ProVPN paid service doesn't require any configuration, but ALL of your traffic goes through it, and as I said above, you can't become connectable so you'll be very slow.
  8. Look at the "Seeders" column. There aren't any. There are no members of the swarm who have the entire download. You currently have all that is available on this torrent. Unless a seeder joins the swarm (or the torrent is being trickle-seeded (a/k/a "Super" seeded), then it won't ever finish. The "Health" column, if displayed, will show you how many copies of the whole torrent there are in the aggregate in the swarm. If this number is below 1.0, you should probably choose another torrent.
  9. That is, unfortunately, a WiMAX gateway. WiMAX is a wireless connection operating in microwave frequencies. Like just about all wireless connections, it is firewalled further upstream, so nothing you can do locally will get you an unblocked listen port. Your only option is usually to switch to some sort of wired connection.
  10. Your best bet is to teach yourself about bittorrent. When a computer overheats, something is badly wrong already. That it has overheated tells you you're probably too late, but if you don't change anything -- just keep going like you were, then the heat damage is going to grow and grow until the system quits. Downloading a torrent is no different from any other computer activity. It doesn't "ruin" anything, any more than writing a document in MSWord does. On the other hand, performing any activity at all on a computer that has already quit from overheating is going to damage it further, until you do something about the overheating. Just about all laptops now have alarms that let you know well before the temperature gets out of hand, that it is too high. Ignore them at your peril. So change the location, get better airflow, get a fan under the laptop, but get the heat problem sorted. Hacking is usually facilitated by foolish downloading practices, and these can be done via bittorrent as well as any other means. But this is almost certainly not the issue here, as most companies seem to have a hard time keeping their own information secure. Using bittorrent will, however, make you go blind, as everybody knows.
  11. Watching it work, what happens is that every peer comes on board as a leecher. It is then up to the client, not the tracker, to mark the seeders as such, based on piecemap exchange. What SHOULD probably happen is that the seeds get determined and then subtracted from the rest, leaving only the leechers. This is in fact the way utorrent does it, from observation, but I don't know that it's actually part of what standards exist, or which clients do it which way.
  12. All tasks require upstream bandwidth. When you seed you have less bandwidth to divide among leeching tasks -- which both upload and download -- and that will affect your download speed. Keep in mind that not seeding has much worse effects. The former is correct. The statistics are likewise telling you that there are 40 peers who don't have the complete contents, of which 9 are currently connected to you. (It is mostly these peers, and not the seeders, that you will get most of the torrent from.)
  13. That attached image doesn't show a sign-in in progress. It shows one that hasn't started yet. If your issue is that the sign-in isn't automatic anymore, this is because you have not instructed the newly-installed BitComet to sign in automatically each time. Options -> Service -> Sign in CometID automatically.
  14. If you think the second line tells you that UDP worked, then it tells you that TCP worked too. Very, very, very bad idea to turn firewall off. Like taking your front door off the hinges because you had trouble with the lock. Your TV and stereo will go walkabout. Homeless strangers will set up housekeeping in your living room. Your identity will go waltzing out the door. You didn't supply the necessary basic information, the stuff that it says to supply in the sticky topic titled "READ BEFORE POSTING".
  15. As soon as a downloading (leeching) task gets 100% of the torrent, it automatically changes to a seeder. In that sense, you are seeding. If you mean creating your own torrents and seeding them, look here: How do I create a .torrent file? How do I seed it?
  16. A blocked port means a firewall blocking the port. Firewalls are like gates. It only takes one closed gate to block the path, even if the others are open. You've opened the port on your router's firmware firewall. But it's apparent that you have at least one other blocking the port, otherwise it would be open. You must find, and if you can, configure that other firewall(s). One is likely to be the Windows built-in firewall, but if you set BitComet to use ICF, it will configure that one for you automatically. The others, you will have to find yourself. That's Process Explorer + google to find out what everything that's running on your computer is for.
  17. If it works with the firewall disabled, then the system is probably already infected. It's NEVER necessary to disable the firewall. If the firewall is suspected as the problem then the answer is to open the listen port -- to CONFIGURE the firewall, not turn it off altogether. No one should ever connect to the internet without a known working firewall. It takes more time to take a shower than to get infected. One group trying to test this subject reported that they couldn't even finish installing Windows before their test system became infected. Once a system has been exposed, it need complete and thorough cleaning -- because most of the really bad infections do their best to conceal their existence and make sure you never find out that they are present. No one product can do the job of cleaning. You need an antivirus, an anti-spyware product, anti-malware and a rootkit decector. You need to run them all on any system that you've exposed to the internet without a firewall, for any length of time.
  18. masonab, when you download a torrent, somebody just like you has to be uploading it to you. There's no central server, there are only other peers. Why it's called Peer-to-peer. In the first example you post, there are no other peers -- no seeders, no leechers, nobody to download the torrent FROM. Where do you find those peers? Usually, your client gets them from the tracker(s). Look at the tracker results in your second example: timeouts, failures, not one good connection. Because of that, no list of peers ever gets sent to you, so again, nobody to download from.
  19. I really wish that we, as a group, would not tell people to disable their firewalls. It's never necessary, and is really, really BAD advice.
  20. Please don't post the same message in multiple forums. Once is enough. Both forums were the wrong forums, topic moved to "General Discussion". Please read the sticky topic marked "PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING" before posting a message.
  21. It's also not really appropriate for the forum, don't you think?
  22. It is primarily up to you to help yourself. You, not anybody else. Nobody owes you any help, least of all any of us unpaid volunteers. We don't think it's too much to ask that you communicate CLEARLY when you have a problem. If you can't do that or think it's too much to ask, go solve your problem yourself. That is how all of us got here, by diving in and solving problems ourselves, then being willing to lend a hand to others. Don't take us for granted.
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