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What does seeding mean in torrent ?

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Seeding in Torrent, is the process of exchanging a file or files with other peers. If you leave a torrent job seeding after it stops downloading, it uploads the file(s) to other peers. So they may enjoy them as well. The exact length of time you should leave the file seeding is unknown. But it is advised that you share until the amount of data you upload equals the amount of data you download. Commonly known as achieving a 1.0 ratio.

It’s impossible to say precisely when you’ve reached this ratio, but leechers are folks that quit the swarm before ever getting near to it. Because leechers are bad for swarms, some peers and even private trackers may refuse to connect to you.

Below is the list of important terminologies:

  • Peer:

A peer is a computer connected to the internet with whom you may exchange data. In most cases, a peer does not contain the entire file; otherwise, it would be a seed. Certain individuals call Peers, leeches.

  • Seed and Reseed

A computer that contains a full copy of a torrent. Your client will remain open until you click the Finish button once it has finished downloading (or otherwise close it.) This is seeding.

  • Swarm

The group of machines that are collectively connected for a particular file.

  • Tracker

A server on the Internet that acts to coordinate the action of BitTorrent clients.

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