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How exactly do I initial seed?


crazlunatic

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Hi. So I just uploaded a torrent to piratebay and within seconds there are already 29 leechers. Anyway to do initial seeding, all I do is right click the torrent and check the box right?

By the way, all the other boxes are checked: Enable DHT, peer sharing, local peer discovery.

But when I have initial seeding on, I keep on connecting to a random peer and disconnecting within a matter of seconds. The upload speed only goes up to 10kb rather than my maximum set 72kb.

Why is this? Isn't initial seeding supposed to make seeding more efficient?

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Yes, it makes seeding more efficient. But the meaning behind "efficient" doesn't mean "faster." It means it's more conservative with bandwidth usage, so that instead of needing to upload 150+% of the total size to get a full copy out, you might be able to get a full copy out at maybe 115% of the total size. Initial seeding will, in most cases, cause lower throughputs unless the entire swarm is moving quickly. And yes, frequent disconnects are common occurrences with initial seeding.

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Oh, er, two mistakes on my part: I misinterpreted his "disconnect" as "stop uploading," and then I used that same word (incorrectly) in my post. I'm not completely certain why it would disconnect, though I suppose the fact that he's behind Rogers might make it not so surprising either.

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