Sunday, May 20, 2007

BitTorrent Follow Up

After a bit of futzing around, Friday night I got Azureus setup on Bagend to both track and seed the torrents of the four DVDs. Aside from Azureus, I had to open up ports 6969 and 50995 on my router and forward them to Bagend's private IP. Port 6969 is for the tracker, while 50995 is for the actual file sharing.

About five other people started downloading them, and the last time I checked this morning I'm uploading at around 40 kbps for each disc.

Distributing content this way can take more time than more traditional means like FTP, but because it distributes the bandwidth needed to do so, makes the ability to share content more accessible to people without fat pipes.

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