Offering a file by BitTorrent

Brian Fahrlander brian at
Wed Jan 24 01:59:04 UTC 2007

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Colin Brace wrote:
> On 1/24/07, Brian Fahrlander <brian at> wrote:
>> Right; but I have a server and five workstations.  The workstations
>> are prone to getting switched off, or changing users...which is why I
>> suggested running it strictly as a server...
> Check out text-based rtorrent:
> $ aptitude search rtorrent
> p   rtorrent                        - ncurses BitTorrent client based
> on LibTorrent
> On a workstation, you would create the .btorrent file and upload it to
> the tracker, but share the file(s) via rtorrent running on your
> server. This should be pretty straightforward, no heavenly
> interventions required.

    Yeah, I've been looking at that...did you know there is NO howto for
doing this on Ubuntu?  If I can figure out how to do it, I'll post one
of my own.  There's a Debian howto about it, but it's also about hosting
thousands, incoming and outgoing...and one from Gentoo which is done a
little different.  :(

    Heavenly interventions? The jury's still out. :)

> What is your upstream speed? And, most important, does your ISP
> maintain bandwidth quotas?

   No quotas, though my upstream speed is only ~30K just now. (It grows
as they upgrade...) It's not a ton, but it's such a *different*
offering, I feel the need to offer it, anyway.  Ya know?
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