Questions tagged [bittorrent]

This tag should be used for questions about bittorrent, such as why it should be used with Tor or how it works.

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Are Tor and BitTorrent somehow related?

Both Tor and BitTorrent contain the same three-letter word, so based on whatever etymology, is there some sort of association they share, not just in syntax but in computing architecture or founding ...
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How to run IRC through Tor to download files by XDCC?

How to download a file via XDCC from an IRC bot anonymously using Tor? Which IRC client is most compatible with Tor and can be used to /msg the IRC bot to send me files by XDCC? Is it some sort of ...
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how to get BitTorrent client in tails os

i know tails purpose is different but for usb live session i cant find anything better and simple than tails. is there anyway to get BitTorrent client in it like transmission and i don't mind ...
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Why is torrenting over tor discouraged? Can the practice be benifitial to the tor network?

I have seen various sources saying this should not be done, and the argument is that the network cannot handle the load. Fine. But what I want to ask about is the following: what if someone created a ...
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Why does TOR leak IP through Bittorrent and Flash while VPNs don't?

1) Do VPNs not leak IP while bittorrenting? Does TOR leak IP while bittorrenting? If yes why are VPNs safe while TOR is not in respect to Bittorrent? 2) Why don't VPNs warn abvout Flash while TOR ...
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Using Bit Torrent under openDNS content filtering

My University has openDNS content filtering over it's WiFi network, so WhatsApp, Facebook app and obviously Torrent are blocked. Folks use Psiphon to bypass these, but this doesn't work for torrent. ...
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What would be the better alternative to Bittorrent file-sharing sharing over Tor?

I asked this question earlier about whether Bittorrent over Tor is a good idea, and if it is, why it's not popular (turns out it would be a very bad idea). So my follow-up question is now: What would ...
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Why aren't the biggest bittorrent file sharing sites using Tor yet?

From what little I know about how Tor works (I might be wrong about some things), it seems like if more users were incentivized to use Tor for downloading and sharing files, the number of endpoints ...
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OnionShare index? Something like The Pirate Bay (description and preview)

Quote from GitHub OnionShare Open OnionShare and drag and drop files and folders you wish to share, and click Start Sharing. It will show you a .onion URL such as http://asxmi4q6i7pajg2b.onion/...
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Using extratorrent.cc

I am having trouble loading all the content at extratorrent.cc. I get past the Captcha fine, then the page loads but with none of the torrent content. And searching for a torrent file doesn't work ...
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Routing Bittorrent through a Tor relay…

I am running a non-exit Tor relay on my Windows 10 machine. I have the ORPort as 443, while the SocksPort and ControlPort are 9050 and 9051, respectively. I devote 800 Kbps average, and 950 Kbps to ...
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What do you make of the news that researchers had found at least 110 Tor nodes that were spying in on network traffic or were honeypots?

URLS for news www.zdnet.com/article/over-100-spying-malicious-tor-nodes-discovered/ www.scmagazineuk.com/security-researchers-discover-over-100-suspicious-tor-nodes-snooping-on-traffic/article/...
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Using Tox(tox.chat) with Tor

I know there's "Tor Messenger", but it's centralized, not peer to peer. So I am using "qTox" with Tor, which use Tox protocol (again, not "tor" but "tox"). The question is, does Tor welcome P2P ...
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Is it possible to use BitTorrent over Tor without harming the network?

Using BitTorrent over Tor is said to slow down the whole network because it can't handle the load. The Tor Project discourages it for this reason. What is the main issue with BitTorrent over Tor, and ...
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Using Torrents and Tor simultaneously on the same machine [duplicate]

I know that even official Tor project website clearly says that it's bad idea to use torrents over Tor. Just want to clarify. If I understand correctly, to run torrents over Tor I have to run TBB ...
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Torrent via tor

Can't I download files of more than 1 GB via configured tor? I'm using socksv5 127.0.0.1 and port 9150. I've already downloaded files of less than 1 GB and they downloaded just fine. However, when I ...
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How or can I use Tor for downloading torrents? [duplicate]

As torrents sites are bloacked at my college so I think I can use Tor to access them but I want to download some of them so is there a way to use Tor to download torrent? Or if Tor can give me ...
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How can the BitTorrent DHT for a specific torrent be accessed over Tor?

BitTorrent.org explains that: 'BitTorrent uses a distributed sloppy hash table" (DHT) for storing peer contact information for "trackerless" torrent.' Because DHT for BitTorrent operates on UDP, it ...
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By pass proxy server for utorrent

I have an internet connection which is provided by college and they have proxy server every time I have to enter user name and password for internet access. The torrent is blocked. When I open ...
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What does it mean to run bittorrent app over Tor?

I know I should avoid running bittorrent application over Tor, but I do not understand what does it mean. I should not browse the web using Tor browser and run bittorrent application at the same time? ...
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Theoretically possible to make torrenting over Tor work? [duplicate]

I know (it even says it on the page when you go to download Tor!) that torrenting over Tor is a no-go. There are several reasons for this, I quote the tor project website: Torrent file-sharing ...
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Will utorrent work with orbot?

I opened utorrent to use it without root and the only thing I see is incoming tcp port. Will it automatically fill this in or do I need to put in another number?
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Torrent outside the Tor network

I have set up a non-exit Tor relay on my Windows 8.1 64 PC. When I use uTorrent, outside of the Tor network, but on the same pc, a lot of trackers become unreachable, not all of them though, just ...
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Torrent download starts only for a few torrents, rest are still “connecting to peers” . Am I missing something?

I am using uTorrent via Tor. I know it works because I can download torrents, but the problem is that downloads don't start for all torrents. Only some of them work. The same torrents work for my ...
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Using Torrent via Tor [duplicate]

utorrent doesn't work from my institute computers. Can I bypass this restriction through Tor to download torrent files? If yes, how?
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How do torrent clients over Tor affect the network? [duplicate]

This blog post from a few years ago, suggests that: The first answer is "don't run Bittorrent over Tor". We've been saying for years not to run Bittorrent over Tor, because the Tor network can't ...
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How can BitTorrent traffic be anonymized with Tor?

This blog post from a few years ago suggests that using BitTorrent services over Tor is a bad idea for multiple reasons. However, it also suggests some fixes to get over these problems. Is using a ...