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Re: [videoblogging] you keep the file that you want to share using BitTorrent

By Steve Garfield | Steve Garfield <steve@...> | sgarfield
October 17, 2004 | Post #1395 | Topic #1389

This is the part of BitTorrent that keeps me from joining in. I don't really want may machine to be open to the net for people to download files. I'd rather allow them to download files from my hosting service ie: 1and1.com or .mac Can BitTorrent allow that? Thanks --Steve On Oct 17, 2004, at 7:02 PM, Joshua Kinberg wrote: > > Meanwhile, you keep the file that you want to share using BitTorrent > on your local machine. Once your .torrent file is uploaded to the > tracker you "seed" your file by attempting to use the BitTorrent > client to download the file -- even though it already exists on your > local machine. The BitTorrent client will see that this file exists on > your machine and that it is fully intact, so instead of downloading > the file BitTorrent will then begin to "seed" your file -- making it > available from YOUR machine to others that want to download it > ("leechers").--------- [ Web Sites ] --------- Steve Garfield Video Production http://stevegarfield.com Video Blog http://stevegarfield.blogs.com/videoblog/ Weblog: Off On A Tangent http://offonatangent.blogspot.com/