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Old 2008-04-30, 01:05 AM
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Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

Anybody else using seedboxes here? I am looking for some discussion and help.

For those of you that haven't heard the term "seedbox", there are a few torrent clients out there that will run on servers. The advantage is: FAST speeds, remote control of your torrents (any computer with Internet access), no Sandvine (Comcast) problems.

I am running 2, one with regular TorrentFlux 2.3 and one with torrentflux-b4rt 1.0-beta2 The servers are quite different also:

One is shared (and running websites, databases, etc) with dedicated IP (which you must have to run), the nice thing here is that I have about 1.4 terabytes (about 1,500 MB) of hard drive storage, and no sign of filling it up anytime soon.

The other is Virtual, running only torrentflux-b4rt 1.0-beta2.

I am looking for help on a cron job that would restart any torrent that died on my TorrentFlux 2.3 box.

Thanks!
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Old 2008-04-30, 01:36 AM
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Re: Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

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I am looking for help on a cron job that would restart any torrent that died on my TorrentFlux 2.3 box.

Thanks!
Did you try...

No, that wouldn't work. Nevermind.
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Old 2008-04-30, 01:37 AM
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Re: Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

are you fucking high?
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Old 2008-04-30, 01:41 AM
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Re: Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

What do you think.

I'm also banned from the lower forums
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Old 2008-04-30, 01:41 AM
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Re: Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

no you aren't
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Old 2008-04-30, 01:45 AM
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good to see that was corrected. I'll be out of here and back to you know where!
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Old 2008-04-30, 01:46 AM
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why, I'll correct you, you little...
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Old 2008-04-30, 12:49 PM
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Re: Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

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Anybody else using seedboxes here? I am looking for some discussion and help.

For those of you that haven't heard the term "seedbox", there are a few torrent clients out there that will run on servers. The advantage is: FAST speeds, remote control of your torrents (any computer with Internet access), no Sandvine (Comcast) problems.

I am running 2, one with regular TorrentFlux 2.3 and one with torrentflux-b4rt 1.0-beta2 The servers are quite different also:

One is shared (and running websites, databases, etc) with dedicated IP (which you must have to run), the nice thing here is that I have about 1.4 terabytes (about 1,500 MB) of hard drive storage, and no sign of filling it up anytime soon.

The other is Virtual, running only torrentflux-b4rt 1.0-beta2.

I am looking for help on a cron job that would restart any torrent that died on my TorrentFlux 2.3 box.

Thanks!
I haven't tried that, but sounds kickass! what type of server are you using? linux?
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Old 2008-04-30, 01:00 PM
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Re: Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

utorrent & azureus offer web remote control. (for years)
running from a 'web server' wouldnt increase download or upload speeds.
why are your torrents quitting on you and need to be restarted ?
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Old 2008-04-30, 01:32 PM
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Re: Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

I have a "server" tucked away at a remote location for the express purpose of jacking up my ratio at another torrent site where it's hard to get seeding credit due to the slim membership list. I put uTorrent on it and go in remotely once a week to add bullshit torrents to the list to get upload credit.. it just sits there running 20 at a time.. and it's an old eMachine 333MHz machine with a 20GB drive and 128MB of RAM basically a piece of junk, but it;s serving its purpose, like a toaster or blender. I call it my ratio machine You just need to find a place to stick one that has broadband.
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Old 2008-04-30, 02:12 PM
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Re: Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

I've got access to a couple of servers I could use for this purpose.....
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Old 2008-04-30, 09:12 PM
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Re: Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

Five: I use linux on servers and at home.

direwolf-pgh: It does increase down and up speed. My connection at home is decent, cable modem. But the servers are on T1's/T3's. There is no bittorrent throttling to worry about from your ISP (Comcast, etc). Now, I agree that a WELL SEEDED torrent is still important, I have seen download speeds of a 1000 kB/s sustained for a minute or more often dropping to 200-400 (the same torrent at home would be 20-75). I see 150-400 on most torrent downloads and have had upload speeds in the 75-300 OFTEN. When I jump both boxes on a recently seeded torrent, not only do I get the shows faster, everyone does. When my download finishes, I have usually already shared over 100%.

On the dying torrents deal: I think they are dying due to lack of seeders/connections. With TorrentFlux 2.3 you actually have to restart the torrent manually if you get to zero connections.

JamesKG: Cool, that works well I am sure!

U2Lynne: Don't use TTD's, we need the tracker and forums!
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Old 2008-05-01, 06:14 AM
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Re: Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

i've never dealt with one personally, but we have an acquaintance at the pub that runs all his torrents from a seedbox...next time i run into him, i'll ask about the cron job issue and let ya know
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Old 2008-05-01, 09:20 AM
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Re: Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

gotcha - these are hosted offsite shared/dedicated servers.
so you're saying if you have a faster connection you download faster. Ive heard that before somewhere.
Good to hear this is confirmed again.

how much are you paying for dedicated servers just to download stuff ?
then you need to FTP/transfer the files back to your local workstation.. correct?
thats kinda like downloading twice isnt it?


i think ill stick with the 20Mbps/20Mbps Fios for $55 a month.
a T1 connection is 1.544 Mbps

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Old 2008-05-01, 12:45 PM
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Re: Seedboxes TorrentFlux, etc.

ststephen: thx for the info!

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I have a "server" tucked away at a remote location for the express purpose of jacking up my ratio at another torrent site where it's hard to get seeding credit due to the slim membership list. I put uTorrent on it and go in remotely once a week to add bullshit torrents to the list to get upload credit.. it just sits there running 20 at a time.. and it's an old eMachine 333MHz machine with a 20GB drive and 128MB of RAM basically a piece of junk, but it;s serving its purpose, like a toaster or blender. I call it my ratio machine You just need to find a place to stick one that has broadband.
yeah, I've got an old comp that I could format and put to work as a seedbox... but do I need a special account to run a server? could I just tap it into my home network and use it exclusively for bt? I've got a friend who runs a linux server from home and also uses it for bt, I can ask him for some advice as well (and let you guys know what he tells me).
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