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Published 1 week agoWed, 06 Feb 2019 15:15:36 -0800

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I'm new to torrents, and I recently completed downloading a file. I read that after a file downloads it can still seed or be seeding. What does that mean in the context of torrents?

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0 Posted by Some Guy 1 week ago 🕓 Posted at 06 February, 2019 15:15 PM PST

This is a patsy account used by the 256 Kilobytes staff to seed content. 

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It also happens while you're downloading. Seeding means you're giving pieces of the data back to other peers using your torrent network. Seeing how you're new, let's keep it very basic, simple, and not use any peer-to-peer file sharing terms.

When you're downloading, you're getting segments of your files from other people's computers. You can also send these files to others who are also downloading. So, if you've downloaded 5 MB out of 10 MB, you are also seeding part of that downloaded 5 MB to others. Basically, you're uploading it to other people's computer.

Others who need the same file as you will benefit from your seeding, so remember to give back to the community and keep seeding once you've finished downloading. The same pieces will be distributed to many others if you keep seeding for a long period of time, thus helping others attain a higher download speed for those files.

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0 Posted by roxblade 5 days ago 🕓 Posted at 12 February, 2019 03:29 AM PST

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