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Torrent Clients

Flashget Some of you might be familiar with flashget. Its the coolest download manager every to be created. Recently they have added torrent support also and now Flashget is irresistible. I myself am a flashget user for the last 10 years. Utorrent Its the most popular torrent client. It is very small in size (~1mb) and has got all the necessary features. Recently utorrent released their webUI using which users...

What is a tracker?

A tracker is a server that aids in communication between peers who download files off the torrent network. For a client to download files from the torrent network, its necessary that it connect to a tracker first. Without a tracker the client cannot initiate the download. The tracker provides the client with information regarding the peers who has pieces of the file its trying to download. Once a client gets...

The Process has got 2 steps

Downloading files off the torrent network is a 2 step process. First you have to download the index file for the file you want to download. Then you feed the index file to the client and the client starts the original download. Most of the time people download the index file and says that they downloaded the file, it was very fast and couldn’t open the file. The index file or the torrent file contains...

Gnome Bluetooth tools:- Post Series

To be start off with this post series today I am going to explain what is bluetooth and its usage? What are its predecessors? I guess you people at-least heard the word `bluetooth` before. In the modern world of communication, all are having mobile phones sometimes the mobile phones are equipped with bluetooth connectivity, WiFi connectivity etc. Anyway It is simply a wireless protocol capable for sending data’s...

Wifi Mesh and VOIP

This is gonna an important topic What VOIP can do with WiFi mesh? I can say this is the topic which might be useful for saving your expense in local calls. If your city is already WiFi enabled just think of the situation where you don’t need to pay phone bills for local calls? I know you will be interested. If your city is WiFi enabled this dream can be setup without enough cost. But this is heavily dependent...

The Client – Flashget

I hope you have understood the basics of torrents from the previous post. If you have not, wait for the coming posts. For the time being lets stop bull shitting and do some practical stuff. Lets install a torrent client. A torrent client is a like a download manager for torrents. But slightly different in the way it operates and downloads the files. A torrent client uses the bit torrent protocol to download...

Torrents and File Sharing – Introduction

Sharing is a social activity and hence its there on the internet also. Some forms of sharing files are considered illegal, but lets not discuss about that. Suppose you need a file, it may be a movie, mp3 or some software. Lets take for example, the latest Micheal Moore documentary. Its almost certain that many people already have it on their computers. Torrents are a means for them to share the file so that...

P2P file sharing and Torrents – Post Series

Many of you might this is a simple topic. Yes it is a simple topic, but still there are many who are unaware of the world of file sharing. The inspiration to write this post is a junior of mine. She wanted some files and I said they are in the torrent network. But She didn’t know what torrents were and had no idea how to download files using the torrent network. I decided to teach her and it took me 2...

ScreenShots of the Open-mesh Network Status DashBoard

The image shows the mesh layout on a google map. The nodes are numbered from 1 to 3. Node 3, which is in green color is powered up right now and the other two nodes are not powered. The nodes are setup in an apartment complex and provides wifi to 15 homes. This shows the usage pattern and nodes that had problems in the recent past. 2 Nodes listed there were not powered and is marked in red to mean that they...

How to check who sold your email address to spammers?

A lot of websites are selling email address to spammers. Here is a workaround how to find those who sell your email address to spammers by using gmail address while registering in websites. I am using the same magic for which I used to create your notes using gmail account. In normal case famous websites are selling these email address to spammers. So while registering in websites use the combination of user...

Things to do for improving your performance during Work hour

Are you blamed by Project Manager because of your poor performance? If yes this post might be useful for you. Almost 40% crowd who are working in IT or ITES companies are facing performance issue. 1) Signoff from your mailbox what ever it may be either gmail, yahoo, your company webmail. 2) Signoff from chat. 3) Maintain a to-do list. 4) Try to maintain good relation with your Team Lead / Project Lead (This...

Roundcube Webmail :- IMAP client

Round cube webmail is a browser based multilingual IMAP email client. The interface is familiar like desktop application. The application have features viz MIME support, folder manipulation, address book, message searching spell checking etc. The application is open source so any one can download and install. The requirement is apache with PHP module, libraries like PEAR and IMAP wrapper from IlohaMail.org...

Interview with Antonio Anselmi from open-mesh

Iamatechie interviewed the open-mesh firmware developer Antonio Anselmi. We are publishing the summary to our readers. 1. What is your education/work Background? I’m an IT Engineer and work as freelance System & Network admin, mainly on TCP/IP Linux platforms. 2. What is your role in the open-mesh project? I’m the maintainer of the firmware 3. Can you say a few words about the team behind open-mesh? We...

Install Hotfix to improve performance in Windows Vista

If you are using Windows Vista you might be experiencing performance issues. Microsoft recently released Windows Vista Service Pack 1 which contain a performance improvement pack called Hotfix. Alternate way to install Hotfix, download it from the link provided below. Vista 32-bit users Vista 64-bit users After installing Hotfix it will improve performance for layered functions like accessing menus and low...

Manipulate your BitTorrent downloads from Facebook

I guess slew people heard about uTorrent it’s a Bittorrent client for Windows, it is a light weight tool for torrent downloads. It have a WebUI for downloading. Now they created a Facebook application to control your downloads called uFacebook. Since it is a web interface we can remotely manipulate all the bitTorrent downloads. Suppose you are having a better bandwidth @ your office than house. You can...


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