Having posted my copy of the snipsnap .tgz package and thinking about a presentation I was planing to do on privacy and copy right I began to investigate Bittorrent. The Pirate Bay trial is going on at the moment and the peer-to-peer nature of bt appeals to many libertarians. See the comments for chronology!

Ubuntu has both bittorrent and bittornado as packages.

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To Do

Using a client on windows seems simple enough, can I install a version on Linux, and make the server?

Is my raspbery pi, a suitable server?

2 thoughts on “Bittorrent

  1. I removed some dead links. My qube is dead and I do not have sufficient admin rights on, so I need another answer if I want to persist with this.

  2. I removed the following words from the article, which were about 10 years old, all the technology has come on a lot.

    I have downloaded and installed Bit Torrent from the, downloads page. I tested it using Open Office which has a bit torrent distribution page. This has downloaded and seeded. I need to check if it requires firewall configuration to participate in a feed.

    This was originally written at a time that the BT Home Hub needed the firewall configured, it was mentioned but no configuration documented, although I seem to remember that the port forwarding page need to be opened and the bit torrent protocol authorised.

    I also removed mention of my now departed Cobalt Qube.

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