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  • Swarm vs Connected

    Newbie here so sorry if this is a dumb question. I did a search but couldn't find the answer I'm looking for. So my question is, why is it that in my client, there is a different number for peers and seeds? For example for seeds there are 102 in swarm and for peers there are 9 in swarm. How does this number differ from "connected" and how is it possible that the number connected is greater than the number that are in the swarm?

    From wiki: Bittorent may sometimes display a swarm number that has no relation to the number of seeds and peers you are connected to or who are available. E.g. it may show 5 out of 10 connected peers, 20 out of 100 connected seeds, and a swarm of 3.

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    Not sure about the swarm but if you see less connected peers than the actual number that's probably just people who are downloading the torrent only partially. Grabbing only a few episodes of a TV pack for an example.