Torrents - seeding *nix content

More of a generic request/query for all providers.

I've seen some providers say no torrents and some say no illegal torrents.

Could I ask that providers include a clause allowing for legal torrents to facilitate seeding linux torrents?

Would be nice to have those hard idling boxes do something useful ;)

Bit of a stretch I know since one can't see whether it's legal or not from outside the box, but thought I'd ask

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  • WSSWSS Retired

    The answer will still likely be 'no' since it still abuses the hell out of the disk subsystem. Many VPS providers won't be happy if you do so.

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    @havoc said:
    More of a generic request/query for all providers.

    I've seen some providers say no torrents and some say no illegal torrents.

    Could I ask that providers include a clause allowing for legal torrents to facilitate seeding linux torrents?

    Would be nice to have those hard idling boxes do something useful ;)

    Bit of a stretch I know since one can't see whether it's legal or not from outside the box, but thought I'd ask

    From a providers perspective, it will kill disk iops.

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  • i do seed, few of files, Ramnode is my best so far, just make sure to follow AUP and limit seed speed.

    or just put it on web archive / ask those guys in the-eye.eu project

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  • @seriesn said:

    @havoc said:
    More of a generic request/query for all providers.

    I've seen some providers say no torrents and some say no illegal torrents.

    Could I ask that providers include a clause allowing for legal torrents to facilitate seeding linux torrents?

    Would be nice to have those hard idling boxes do something useful ;)

    Bit of a stretch I know since one can't see whether it's legal or not from outside the box, but thought I'd ask

    From a providers perspective, it will kill disk iops.

    does it mean on dedi it's ok?

  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith AdministratorHosting Provider

    @comi said:

    @seriesn said:

    @havoc said:
    More of a generic request/query for all providers.

    I've seen some providers say no torrents and some say no illegal torrents.

    Could I ask that providers include a clause allowing for legal torrents to facilitate seeding linux torrents?

    Would be nice to have those hard idling boxes do something useful ;)

    Bit of a stretch I know since one can't see whether it's legal or not from outside the box, but thought I'd ask

    From a providers perspective, it will kill disk iops.

    does it mean on dedi it's ok?

    yes.

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  • seriesnseriesn Hosting ProviderOG

    @comi said:

    @seriesn said:

    @havoc said:
    More of a generic request/query for all providers.

    I've seen some providers say no torrents and some say no illegal torrents.

    Could I ask that providers include a clause allowing for legal torrents to facilitate seeding linux torrents?

    Would be nice to have those hard idling boxes do something useful ;)

    Bit of a stretch I know since one can't see whether it's legal or not from outside the box, but thought I'd ask

    From a providers perspective, it will kill disk iops.

    does it mean on dedi it's ok?

    Upto the provider. But yes.

  • Pity. Oh well - was worth a try

    Thanks all

  • Honestly you are better off setting up a mirror of the distro via HTTP/FTP/Rsync etc. Some distros even have a single script you run on a factory fresh box to set it all up and automatically publish your mirror to their list, keep yours updated, etc.

    Here's Debian's, for example: https://www.debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror

    You also can mirror other open source projects; I personally mirror the SNES9x emulation project on my boxes.

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  • @CamoYoshi said:

    Honestly you are better off setting up a mirror of the distro via HTTP/FTP/Rsync etc

    Would anyone use that though? I'm personally a little wary of mirrors hosted by randoms. torrents don't have that issue

  • @havoc said:

    @CamoYoshi said:

    Honestly you are better off setting up a mirror of the distro via HTTP/FTP/Rsync etc

    Would anyone use that though? I'm personally a little wary of mirrors hosted by randoms. torrents don't have that issue

    That's why they have the signature files; if the packages or installer data is modified in some way it won't match the signed key and the package manager should refuse to install it.

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  • Nick_ANick_A Hosting ProviderOG

    @mobile said: Ramnode is my best so far, just make sure to follow AUP

    :)

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