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need help - how do i make a seedbox?

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by Buliwyf, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Buliwyf

    Buliwyf Junior Member

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    i want to make a seedbox out of a shared server i have... i wont do heavy seeding so i dont think they will mind... not that im gonna tell them in the first place....

    but how do i make one!?.. is there a script for this?.. if anyone could help, share etc.. id be greatful!
     
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    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    http://torrentswift.com/
    
    I came across this.
     
  3. Buliwyf

    Buliwyf Junior Member

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    I am not looking for a torrent hosting service...
    i want to make one out of my server....
     
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    apekillape Senior Member Premium Member

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    A seedbox is just a dedicated machine for torrent seeding. Get any torrent client (I prefer uTorrent) and start throwing up torrents to seed.

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    what he said.. unless you want to start your own tracker, but it doesn't seem like you do.

    If your server is linux based, use rtorrent. It's very light weight and very capable. to install on redhat/centos/anything yum package manager based:

    Code:
    yum check-update
    yum install rtorrent
    for debian/ubuntu or anything APT based:

    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get install rtorrent
    or just download and compile it yourself: http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/downloads/

    get the last rtorrent on the list (latest). from the command line the install should go something like this:

    Code:
    wget http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/downloads/rtorrent-0.8.2.tar.gz
    tar -zxf rtorrent-0.8.2.tar.gz
    cd rtorrent-0.8.2
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    usage of the program goes like this:
    Code:
    rtorrent http://torrenturl.com/whatever.torrent
    and once in the curses interface you can add multiple torrents and do bandwidth throttling and whatnot. Heres the manual/user guide: http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/wiki/RTorrentUserGuide
     
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  6. wayne756

    wayne756 Registered Member

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    http://filesharefreak.com/2008/08/23/get-a-free-seedbox-heres-how/

    at least for a while...

    should you need to install or setup on a windows box...

    http://filesharefreak.com/2008/06/01/how-to-set-up-your-own-home-seedbox-in-windows/

    hope it can help
     
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    I'm using torrentflux without a problem although some people prefer rtorrent for their needs. Up to you really, the installation is very easy.
     
  9. MrNoob

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    Anybody know any hosts that actually allow public seeding? Like 50 seeds at a time?
    Most of the hosts only want the seedbox used for private torrents.
     
  10. omnipotentq

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    My 'seedbox' is an Inspiron XPS Gen2 loaded with Server 2003. It's a file server for my home network, mostly, but I have uTorrent on it and dual upload with it and my main laptop. I generally upload at around 100kB/s or so, in order to keep internet browsing viable, unless I'm asleep or not needing to browse the web, in which case I turn it up to 200+.

    Long story short, if you've got a fast, reliable connection and a spare computer, you can set up your own seedbox. You've just got to be willing to sacrifice the bandwidth.