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    Default Enabling DHT in ktorrent

    Hello does anyone know how to enable DHT in ktorrent 3.2.2 I've looked everywhere and cant find it...I've right clicked on the torrent>additional peer sources and DHT is checked but at the bottom of the gui it says it's off so idk

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    Default Re: Enabling DHT in ktorrent

    Have you made sure you're using the Packman repo version?

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    Default Re: Enabling DHT in ktorrent

    In addition to what deano said, you really should consider NOT using DHT. It's packed with lurkers (hello, MPAA/RIAA/MediaSentry, I'm looking at you ) and it's not that beneficial anyways. You'll only get a few extra peers if it's enabled

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    No I wasn't using the packman version...and as I don't really know much about DHT I did some googling and found that "enabling DHT" to be mixed reviews some claim that it makes the downloads go super fast while other agree with microchip8...but thanks for the info and I'll just download the packman version and find out for myself

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    If you're using KDE4, and specifically the 4.3 RC2...I have a DHT-enabled Ktorrent build present in my home directory at:- http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...e:/anshuljain/

    There are builds for 11.0 and 11.1. Let me know if you face any problems, or need a KDE 4.2.4 build instead.

    -Anshul

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    Default Re: Enabling DHT in ktorrent

    Quote Originally Posted by threatingbehaviour View Post
    No I wasn't using the packman version...and as I don't really know much about DHT I did some googling and found that "enabling DHT" to be mixed reviews some claim that it makes the downloads go super fast while other agree with microchip8...but thanks for the info and I'll just download the packman version and find out for myself
    DHT is a distributed system that looks around for hashes in its 'space' and attracts peers that download/upload the same content as you do so they can connect to your client. There's no real way that DHT itself can speed up your downloads as DHT itself does not offer the actual content. It, however, can attract peers that *may* have a fast connection but this is not guaranteed, thus one will be fooled in thinking that DHT is responsible for the fast download while actually the peers itself are responsible. Even without DHT, the chance is very much there that the same fast connection peers will connect to you. If you weigh the pros and cons of DHT these days, there are more cons than pros. A lot of MAFIAA lurking goes on in DHT space (hello, MediaSentry ), a lot of spammers fly around too and of course the government is always there snooping around for whatever reasons. I recommend disabling DHT completely and enabling IP block filters like those from bluetack.co.uk

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    Default Re: Enabling DHT in ktorrent

    how do you folks learn about using bittorrent/ktorrent
    I'm using ktorrent on 11.1 and don't have a manual for it and there is no man page
    The ktorrent website doesn't appear to have any docs
    is there documentation I can install?

    Dave

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    Default Re: Enabling DHT in ktorrent

    Quote Originally Posted by dmrobbin View Post
    how do you folks learn about using bittorrent/ktorrent
    I'm using ktorrent on 11.1 and don't have a manual for it and there is no man page
    The ktorrent website doesn't appear to have any docs
    is there documentation I can install?

    Dave
    it's not really hard. You basically go to a torrent site, download the small torrent file of the content you want to get and open that small file in a torrent client and it downloads for you. It's not rocket science you know

    ktorrent has a wiki though - http://ktorrent.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

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    Default Re: Enabling DHT in ktorrent

    What's to know, it's bittorrent.
    DHT! Take the warnings already posted seriously. DHT is a bad idea.
    A Quick Bittorrent Guide (with screenshots) - openSUSE Forums
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    Default Re: Enabling DHT in ktorrent

    thanks for the link, it'll tell me what I want
    I know how to download stuff with ktorrent, trivial
    I want to seed some stuff
    I'm downloading some educational stuff for blender
    It's CC licensed, it's legit
    I want to seed it when I'm done
    I foolishly started downloading it on my regular desktop machine
    it's gonna take 5 days, I gotta leave the machine on
    I have a server box I leave on 24/7, I shoulda downloaded it there
    after I complete the download I'd like to move it to that machine and setup the seed
    I'll go read the link you posted

    Thanks
    Dave

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