What is BitLord?
Getting to know some basics around bittorrent is quite useful. http://www.slyck.com/bt.php
How to create torrent and seeding?
- Hit ‘Maker’. This brings up the make torrent GUI.
- Fill out the fields.
- If there is only one file, point to that file.
- If there is more than one file, click ‘Directory (Multi-files)’ and point to that directory.
- Type in the tracker address (you need a tracker which you can get from the web site that’s hosting the torrent).
- Select an output directory and give a name for the .torrent file.
- Hit OK. (You may also drop a file or directory into BitLord to bring up the dialogue mentioned above).
- Upload your .torrent file to the website.
- Start the seeding task.
What specifications does BitLord use?
See the download page.
How about the core of BitLord?
The core of BitLord is completely written in C++ (STL). The version number begins from 0.11, 0.12, 0.13, and so on. It should now be stable and efficient.
Which platforms does BitLord support?
Windows only (Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003). It supports unicode in Windows 2000/XP and ICS/ICF, UPnP in Windows XP. Users of other platforms are recommended to try out Azureus – written in Java.
Is it possible to resume a previous download from another client?
Yes, it is. Click the torrent and choose your previous download file/directory and BitLord will resume it.
How can I limit my download/upload speed?
You can do this through Menu -> File -> Properties…
How many torrents can be active or downloading at a time?
There’s no limit. It is reported by a site administrator that it is fine for 100+ simultaneous seedings.
Why doesn’t BitLord perform long-time scanning to resume a download as some other bittorrent clients do?
BitLord saves the download status into an XML file in the status directory, so if the files haven’t changed after the last download, there is NO NEED to do a scanning. Moreover, you can perform an extra SHA1 integrality scanning manually, but if some error occurs during downloading, e.g. due to power loss, disk I/O error, out of space etc., BitLord will prompt that a manual file check is recommended before resuming that torrent.
What does the UPnP Auto Port Mapping mean?
To get the best speed possible, BitLord needs a public listening port as other p2p applications do. But if you are behind a DSL router or use Windows Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), you need to manually configure a port mapping (a port forwarding from gateway/router to your computer). This is usually quite a boring task. BitLord takes advantage of the UPnP technology as MSN Messenger does, so it will automatically configure the port mapping for you as soon as the download task begins. Please note that UPnP is only supported in Windows XP or above, and your hardware router must support UPnP and have it enabled. By default, BitLord won’t release the portmapping when exiting. You may configure it in Options -> Advanced -> Connections Dialogues.
How does Disk Cache work?
The function of Intelligent Disk Cache is an important reason why people choose BitLord. It is designed for fast downloaders. When uploads or download rate exceeds 500kB/s or even more than 1MB/s, a carefully designed disk cache mechanism in BitLord will greatly improved the hard-disk performance by decrease the read and write frequency of your hard disk. So that the life time of hard disk can be longer. Some statistics of the operation of the cache is avaliable in the Log View, e.g. HitRatio, Read/Write Requrest Frequence, Actual Disk Read/Write Frequence, where one can easiliy find out the improvement.
What is Firewall and NAT Traversal in BitLord?
In the world of old bittorrent clients, non-firewalled clients and clients on publicly routable IP addresses are able to help NAT’ed nodes to communicate while downloading the same files. BitLord did an even better job for users behind NAT, as it enables users behind different NAT to connect to each other via UDP. That means the download rate may boost up because it can now connect to more peers than before. Without any configuration, BitLord will auto-detect your internet connection (to find out if you are behind the NAT or if you have no successful port-mapping ) and do all this automatically, but you may also enable or disable this feature freely under Options -> Advanced dialogue.
Why does BitLord use only one incoming TCP port?
You can use a single TCP port for all your torrents, no matter how many are simultaneously downloading or uploading, 10 or 100. FAQs for the old BitTorrent you may have seen are out-of-date.
Why does my firewall report that BitLord connects to a site when I start it?
It is caused by the auto update checker. If a newer version is available, it will tell you. This function is enabled by default, and may be changed in Properties Dialogues -> Advanced. By the way, the setup package could be verified by MD5 hash.
What does the peer status “DUdu” mean?
- D— downloading data from peer now
- U— uploading data from peer now
- d— I request data from peer, want to download from peer (peer has data that you need)
- u— peer requests data from me, asking for an upload from me (I have data that peer needs)