I'm halfway through a seven hour download, and I'd really like to shift the download to another machine.
I would have expected that, if I set up the second machine, it would discover the first machine is sharing the file via bittorrent, and that the two machines would sync up at LAN speeds. But when I start the second machine, it never shows up in the first machine's list of peers. Why not? Is there a way to force this?
I'm more interested in understanding how this works, than finding clever work-arounds (like copying the .torrent and data files to the other machine). I would expect them to download from other bit torrent clients, and both are set to upload at full speed.
Is there something I can change in the setup of one machine or the other to enable or force this?
I'm using uTorrent 1.5.11 on a Mac, if that matters.