In the world of file sharing, BitTorrent has long been hailed as the go-to protocol for its efficient initial distribution capabilities. However, when it comes to maintaining availability and ensuring the longevity of shared files, BitTorrent falls short. There are several alternative platforms that make it much easier to share files, allowing the seeder to reorganize the files to their hearts’ content without losing the ability to keep seeding to a torrent. Fopnu, eMule, DC++, and Nicotine+ are some of the better alternatives that make sharing a breeze.

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  • @xoggy
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    511 months ago

    While I find it annoying that I can’t rename files and think that could have easily been avoided in the original bittorrent design, it’s not too inconvenient to just copy the files and leave the originals in a “seed” folder.

    • Sosage
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      611 months ago

      You can rename through the client but it would be nice if the clients could also use a hash, then when it detects a file is missing it could just scan the dir for a matching file automatically.

      • Sergey Kozharinov
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        111 months ago

        BitTorrent v1 does not hash the files, it hashes chunks (pieces), and they can span multiple files

    • @[email protected]OP
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      411 months ago

      I seed 160 TB. What you are suggesting is only feasible if you share a small number of files.