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Using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit with Transmission version 2.51 (13280)

I am uploading screens for better understanding.

Transmission continues to Download the torrent even after Pausing .

Not just with particular torrent but all seems to do it. Seems to be occurring in file greater than 500 - 600 MBs .

This behaviour was present earlier version of Ubuntu too if my memory serves me right , but then ,due to Dual-boot nature i considered downloading large files in other Os.

At pausing ,

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Downloading data, even after Paused.

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  • The BitTorrent protocol splits each file into lots of tiny pieces, each of which may be downloaded (or uploaded) from (or to) a different peer.
  • Each BT client maintains a queue of the pieces which are in download (or upload) progress at any given time.
  • When you "pause" a file, Transmission will still complete downloading (or uploading) the pieces which are in progress at that time.
  • This behavior is easily noticeable for large files because their pieces are larger and may take a few seconds (or more) to complete.
  • If you prevent this -- most commonly by force-quitting/killing the client -- the file you are downloading is left in an inconsistent state, resulting in an expensive (in terms of disk activity + time) hash recheck when you next resume the file.
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