P2P   A reference tool for bittorrents and other peer-to-peer data transfer.


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When there are zero seeds for a given torrent (and not enough peers to have a complete distributed copy), then eventually all the peers will get stuck with an incomplete file. Since no one in the swarm has the missing pieces. When this happens, someone with a complete file (a seed) must connect to the swarm so that those missing pieces can be transferred. It's a great way to help out the community.

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