New Bittorrent Tracker

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at
Wed Oct 24 11:13:26 MDT 2007

On 24 Oct 2007, at 10:33, Shane Hathaway wrote:

> Jonathan Duncan wrote:
>> Ok, you and Joshua caught me.  This is all theoretical for me
>> anyway.  I am trying to find a way to share large files with family
>> members and friends without taking up room on my web servers.  I was
>> thinking that if I setup my own torrent tracker and index I could
>> share those large files without needing to worry about a third party
>> tracking site that I might not trust or have control of.
> Have you considered OpenVPN?  You could set up a private family  
> network.
>  Each computer on the network would be able to see the others as if  
> they
> were on the same LAN.  People could share files with mere dragging and
> dropping.  I've created an OpenVPN network for my family just so we  
> can
> do free conference calls using VoIP, but once I created the VPN I
> realized we could use it for a lot more.

That is a good idea, and one I might consider.  This project of mine  
has morphed and split into multiple projects.  I may have to sit down  
and actually write out some solid objectives for each.  Thanks for  
the ideas.

>> Is that the sign of a Linux user?  Having an innate desire to have
>> complete control of all computers on his network, and then some?
> IMHO Linux users often have a desire to connect people, and that is a
> worthy goal.

I agree with that.

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