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Web Seeds

Web seeding is the ability of BitTorrent clients to download torrent pieces from an HTTP source in addition to the swarm. The advantage of this feature is that a website may distribute a torrent for a particular file or batch of files and make those files available for download from that same web server; this can simplify long-term seeding and load balancing through the use of existing, cheap, web hosting setups. In theory, this makes using BitTorrent almost as easy for a web publisher as creating a direct HTTP download. In addition, it would allow the “web seed” to be disabled if the swarm becomes too popular while still allowing the file to be readily available.

You can sort the web seeds by clicking the column header.

You can manage web seeds by right clicking them then you’ll be shown a menu with the following options:

Clicking this will show you the following dialog that lets you add a web seed to the torrent.

Clicking this will delete the selected web seed.

Koinonein manages web seeds for you and any web seeds known to be invalid will be ignored from the list.

You can read more about web seeds here and here.

Web seeding is the ability of BitTorrent clients to download torrent pieces from an HTTP source in addition to the swarm. The advantage of this feature is that a website may distribute a torrent for a particular file or batch of files and make those files available for download from that same web server; this can simplify long-term seeding and load balancing through the use of existing, cheap, web hosting setups. In theory, this makes using BitTorrent almost as easy for a web publisher as creating a direct HTTP download. In addition, it would allow the “web seed” to be disabled if the swarm becomes too popular while still allowing the file to be readily available.

Clicking this will sort the list of web seeds.

Clicking this will show you the following dialog that lets you add a web seed to the torrent.

Clicking this will delete the selected web seed.

Clicking this will paste a web seed or a list of web seeds from the clipboard.

You can right click a web seed in the list to get the same options as above.

Koinonein manages web seeds for you and any web seeds known to be invalid will be ignored from the list.

You can read more about web seeds here and here.

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