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See also: bittorrent


In this animation, the coloured bars beneath all of the clients represent individual pieces of the file. After the initial pieces transfer from the seed, the pieces are individually transferred from client to client. The original seeder only needs to send out one copy of the file for all the clients to receive a copy.

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bit +‎ torrent.

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  1. (networking) A peer-to-peer file sharing protocol.

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