May 14, 2012

Logging into BakaBT?

Before I get very far, I need to make sure I'm not doing something stupid.

How do I make sure that BakaBT knows that this instance of uTorrent is me? In other words, how do I log in?

I thought that if the browser was logged in when I downloaded the torrent file and started it, that would do it. But I'm not sure that's right. Is there something I have to do in uTorrent itself in order to be logged in to BakaBT?

UPDATE: This changeover has turned out to be a lot less painful than I thought it was going to be. I figured it was going to take days to achieve what I've already done.

Merope is an amazing value for just $450.

UPDATE: OK, I have about two thirds of my previous torrents running, and I'm going to let the others go.

uTorrent 3.1.3 is acting the way the earlier version of uTorrent 3 did when I tried it before. It's doing something odd in how it decides when and to whom to do uploading. uTorrent 2.2.1 routinely saturated my uplink. I had an uplink cap of 200 KB/s and that's what it used.

But uTorrent 3.1.3 doesn't do that. It's also got a cap of 200 KB/s but it's been averaging less than half that, and I can't figure out why. I've tried messing with the various setup options but I can't find anything that makes any difference.

UPDATE: Maybe one of the things I did made a difference, because now it's saturating the uplink bandwidth.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Computers at 03:27 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 I think it's tagged in the torrent files you download.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 14, 2012 03:54 PM (PiXy!)


Confirmed. Some of the torrents I've restarted show as being refreshed by me recently on the BakaBT website.

A 43.5G torrent took half an hour to hash. Which I can live with. (Not having any choice.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 14, 2012 04:27 PM (+rSRq)

3 The originating .torrent has your user ID for the tracker in it.  The tracker registers your "cookies" for your account information. 

It works this way for truly private trackers, BakaBT just uses it for is registered users.  (Though you actually connect to a different part of the tracker.  Non-registered torrents work off a set of sub-trackers that deactivate every month)

Posted by: sqa at May 14, 2012 06:05 PM (olIc+)

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