Hi all! Would someone please learn me in understanding the STATUS section [ Seeding 0 (33) 2 (6) ] in TIXATI.
#1 I 'm assuming that 'seeding' is what it's doing after the download is done? Am I assuming correctly?
#2 What does the numbers stand for? I know the number changes , but what do the numbers mean?
Example:[ Seeding 0 (33) 2 (6) ]
#3 When's a good time to end after helping the community?
by Guest on 2014/09/24 12:51:04 AM
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(1) Yes, after a download completes it will typically 'seed' the downloaded data back to other users requesting it until the Tixati client reaches its configured 'seeding ratio'. If you had a seeding ratio of "1.00" configured, and downloaded 350 megabytes of data, then the client would continue to upload data back out to other peers until 350 megabytes had gone out. I think the default is "1.30" in Tixati, so for every 350 megabytes downloaded, 455 megabytes would typically be uploaded back to others.
If a torrent is particularly slow to download sometimes you may find data going out faster than you receive it, and by the time the download has finished, can already have uploaded a greater amount than the client's configured seeding ratio, so it's possible it can fall into a 'stopped' status immediately after download completion due to having already met, or exceeded, the configured target seeding ratio.
(2) The status numbers that look like e.g: 5(10) 9(15) mean the following:
5 = number of clients you are currently connected to that have already completed their download (seeders/seeds)
(10) = number of available seeders in total that your client is currently aware of for potential use
9 = number of clients you are currently connected to that are still actively engaged in download (incomplete peers)
(15) = number of available incomplete peers in total that your client is currently aware of for potential use
Seeds = Users (technically 'clients') that have completed transfer and are in the process of giving (seeding) back (completed peers).
Peers = Users who have an incompleted download still in progress (incompleted peers).
The terms 'seeds' versus 'peers' is a bit confusing really as technically 'peers' should refer to all clients, both complete and incomplete, but that's just how people tend to differentiate them; completed seeds, versus incompleted peers.
(3) Good practice is to always upload (seed) at least as much data as you download back to the community (so, a ratio of 1.00, or greater).
Thanks everyone! I'm a newbie:
How do I practically do the following:
"(so, a ratio of 1.00, or greater)."
Where do I look to see I've done this? How do check?