How does the BitTorrent system really work?

Saptashwa May 27, 2011
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I already know the things that every website will list, like seeds, peers, et al. But I want to know the innards.

How does a tiny .torrent file contain all trackers to download a (theoretical) infinite GBs of data? When we seed a file, does it get uploaded to the website (eg – TPB)? What’s the use, if it gets uploaded to the same website multiple times? Is it that, if some part is being kept offline for maintenance (only 10 seeds sometimes provide more speed than 100)? Is it that so parallel amounts of data can be downloaded at the same time?

I really wish to know how the guys behind-the-scenes do it.

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