Sunday, February 11, 2007

Important BitTorrent terms !!!

{ Read my previous post to know about BitTorrent...}

1) Peer

A peer is another computer on the internet that you connect to and transfer data. A peer does not have the complete file. It has bits ans pieces of data.

2) Torrent

Torrent refers to the small metadata file you receive from the web server. A metadata is data about another data. More on Torrents in my next post.

3) Seed

Seed is a computer that has a complete copy of a certain file. This file is divided and shared among many clients.

4) Swarm

The group of machines that are collectively connected for a particular file.


A server on the Internet that acts to coordinate the action of BitTorrent clients.

1 comment:

Binny V A said...

You forgot the Client. Client is the software installed in the user's computer that will download the torrents. For eg. KTorrent(A client for Linux).