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Re: bittorrent proxy

On Sun, Oct 01, 2006 at 04:14:06PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 01, 2006 at 01:40:45PM -0400, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> > Is there a bittorrent proxy?  I'd like to put it on the machine on my 
> > LAN that is always on and has a huge disk.  The proxy would take 
> > requests from any user on my LAN and carry out the request for them.
> > This way, they wouldn't have to remain logged in themselves during the 
> > download, and could just turn their machines on when the download was 
> > complete.
> > 
> > Since my LAN is IP-masqueraded, it would also simplify the IP-forwarding 
> > that would otherwise be necessary to use bittorrent.  I can't I can't 
> > IP-forward to *all* the machines on my LAN, and taking turns gets to be 
> > a nuisance.  With a proxy, I'd just have to IP-forward to the proxy (or 
> > not, if it was the gateway machine).
> > 
> Why not just ssh in to the machine and then use screen and
> btdownloadcurses or just btdownloadheadless?

Probably because I hadn't heard of them.  I'll look then up.

-- hendrik

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