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Old 2012-06-27, 11:14 PM
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Re: .torrent upload failure

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Originally Posted by jameskg View Post
Oh wait...

Do you mean your .torrent file is 822MB? As in 822 MegaBytes, when you said "822MG"?

If so, that is the problem. A .torrent file is just a list of file names and hashes (checksum which are used to verify a file has been completely assembled once it is downloaded) and is usually very small, like about 100kB (kilobytes) or so.

The size is completely dependent upon the number of files in the .torrent.

If yours is really 822MB (MegaBytes), it sounds like your have somehow included the entire contents of the torrent (all data) in your .torrent file. The .torrent file is really just a roadmap of sorts for each user to download so their torrent application can find the different pieces of the files from all the other peers and seeds running the same .torrent.

If the .torrent file itself were that big, that would be why it was being rejected when you tried to upload it.
I guess great minds think alike! I was going to clarify that the 822MB referred to the files I was attempting to upload when supper intervened, and when the wife says "dinner is on," I pay attention (even though, in this case, bacon was not involved). HA! The .torrent file is 18kb.

Just for the heck of it, I'm going to try to upload a different file-set.

Let me thank you again for your suggestions.
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