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Old 10-23-2008, 07:43 AM
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Default Free Nauticpath USA download. What is torrent?

I came across this website http://www.torrentparty.com/tor_77fe...04e7667be.html and tried downloading Nauticpath USA charts. It needs 'torrent" installed, and provided a link. Tried that, it installed, and seems like it's trying to do the download the Nauticpath chart, but never finishes. Something in "torrent" ports is not set up correctly, and I am lost on this computer stuff.

What is a "torrent" and how does it work? And are these the same Nauticpath charts being sold on SD memory cards? I have a Lowrance H2O that I'd like to have a Nauticpath chart for.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:04 AM
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:00 PM
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Torrent is a way to download large files easily. It does require additional software. I use BitTorrent. The actual file is broken up in many pieces and you download the pieces from other people that have the files on their computer, much like file sharing. There is also a check sum at the end to make sure you got the file complete without problems. I have downlaoded as much as 8 gig Linux operating systems using this method at it works well.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:12 PM
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Default Re: Free Nauticpath USA download. What is torrent?

Thanks for the reply. Well at least I now know what a torrent is. I'll try to find that one you mentioned, and see if it will work. But now you got me wondering if there is something not quite legal about this. The Nauticpath charts seem to be on a number of google hits (google download Nauticpath), but if it's not in the public domain, it might be on the shady lane!

If that's the case, I'll just buy it.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:45 PM
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Torrents by design are perfectly legal so long as the data content does not violate any copyright laws. Having said this, in my experiences torrents have been used for darn near 100% illegal activities, to include cracked application programs and music distributions.
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