The Consolidated B&EC "Quick Question" Thread.

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  1. tensop

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    Torrent trackers... any suggestions guys? Something that can run in linux land on debian. Would prefer something that has a full web front end for inserting the .torrents
     
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    Wouldn't have really thought this was a B&EC type question...but what the hell. Transmission is quite decent, web front end for all management and the likes, but IMO the interface sucks if you try to access it from a mobile (even requesting the desktop version you lose the settings button, so can't sort transfers by age or similar), or you could use rTorrent and get one of the multiple web front ends designed for it.
     
  3. tensop

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    Hmm, those both appear to be clients, was thinking more along the lines of something that can act as the actual tracker... the scale isnt large, probably only around 150-200 sites and minimal traffic to the tracker itself
     
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    This definitely doesn't seem like a B&EC question, specifically since it can be answered by LMGTFY. I'd start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_BitTorrent_tracker_software
     
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    I use torrents in enterprise every day.....not
     
  6. tensop

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    Yep, i've seen the list... which is why im asking here. Considering torrents are used in very large data transfers(uni's genome projects for example) - i'd consider it a valid b&ec question :)
     
  7. PabloEscobar

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    Citation Wanted.

    Just so I've got something else to use for my Piracy related euphemisms than "Linux Isos"
     
  8. tensop

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    Citation? sure - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorious

    We have a large WAN, and the tracker would be used to push around content we legally own, which right now is around the 1.2tb mark. Rather than loading up a single site with FTP downloads saturating their connection - distributed file sharing will work much better. We have it in place at the moment however the person managing it left a while back and it has rotten away :)

    Will have to trawl over to reddit and find some people with knowledge rather than attempts to steer the conversation in a direction where they can express their opinions rather than address the simple question. This subforum sure does live up to its reputation these days ;)
     
  9. Gunna

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    Uuummmm...... Branchcache anyone?
     
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    Push it to who though? What's the goal of looking at this as an alternative to FTP?

    Need some extra details to help people here to work out why you want to do this :)
     
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    Explained above - Don't want to saturate the WAN connection of a single site, with torrents - the load is distributed. A lot of the files are 40gb+. with an FTP i'd need to limit the bandwidth to 1-2mb/sec to stop the 50mbps connection copping a beating, and at that speed the download time is pretty significant... torrenting it i can distribute amongst multiple sites inside the WAN
     
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    How do you handle versioning?
     
  15. NSanity

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    Torrents will technically do that for you (via the file hash) - but every new revision will be a new torrent. Because fuck Delta's right?
     
  16. Gunna

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    Locally in each site would have multiple copies though as each new torrent downloads. How the hell do you manage that?
     
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  17. tensop

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    the content is static :)
     
  18. PabloEscobar

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    Cheers for that.

    Your critiscim is fair, but so are the comments.

    XYProblems are bound to occur, especially when using technology for something other than their most common use. If you explain the goal, in addition to the existing, or proposed solution, the discussion can be a lot more useful.

    Are torrents the best solution to the problem? have you discounted distributed file systems?

    I know MS have been pushing Linux pretty hard, but I don't think They've ported this :).
     
  19. Gunna

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    No nix equivalent? I thought I read they had, not as robust but still....
     
  20. tensop

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    Settled on bittornado - can manage it all via CLI, and supports a restriction to .torrents found in a directory to prevent it being used as an opentracker for piracy :)

    Now, on to setting up rsync to sync the content between 2 trackers :)
     

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