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BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing protocol.

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Transmission daemon web interface [closed]

I can't enter from another virtual machine on the web interface transmission-daemon. I entered IP address 10.0.2.6 into the RPC whitelist. Transmission work fine on server where daemon runs, but ...
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Is it possible to put http torrent tracker (XBT) behind cloudflare tunnel

Similar question in this thread Is it possible to put http torrent tracker under CDN to prevent DDOS? basically xbt works on port 7210 (by default) and if I do redirect with tunnel, I lose IP address ...
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deluge client cannot connect to the server

I have a deluge daemon (version 2.0.3) running on my home server (Ubuntu 20.04). The problem is that I am not able to connect to it with my client running on Mac OS: It's looks pretty weird to me, as ...
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iptables how to block bittorrent?

I need to block all bittorrent traffic using iptables. As I know, bittorrent can adapt to existing firewall filters and send packages considering rules. But I can't figure out how to counter this. So ...
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How to restart deluged daemon on macos?

I am running an old macbook pro as a server and have deluged running on it. How can I restart the daemon without having to restart my server each time?
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Is it feasible for a mobile app like a peer to peer torrent app to discover peers via Internet, not just direct Wifi? [closed]

If I create an app that will be installed on different devices (Windows, Android, Apple). Different devices will be connected to Internet via different ISPs. Mostly devices will have changing dynamic ...
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UFW firewall rules for transmission-daemon on ubuntu 20.XX

I have got transmission running on ubuntu 20.XX VPS and i can log into the web interface with MYIP:9091/ to manage the files. I am using ufw firewall. I have added these rules to allow the following ...
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How does peer to peer communication work without port mapping

How can BitTorrent client programs connect to each other when both are behind a router? My understanding was that to open a socket connection to another computer one had to do port mapping on the ...
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Does Microsoft Azure blob storage allow BitTorrent uploads? [closed]

Amazon S3 buckets can be uploaded (and downloaded) using the BitTorrent protocol. Can this be done with Azure blob storage? I can't find an answer for this on google. Alot of hits are for the Azure ...
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how to install bittorrent sync on amazon ec2 using nginx

I have been trying to install and configure bittorrent sync on ec2 instance running ubuntu 14.04 and nginx. I have followed this article https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-...
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Large file synchronisation

I have a big directory that takes about 600GB with tens of thousands files. I need to synchronize it with my Qnap NAS. I tries BitTorrent Sync, but speed is very slow and it will take about a month ...
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Is it possible to put http torrent tracker under CDN to prevent DDOS?

I am thinking about setting up torrent tracker on the same dedicated server where torrent related website will be located. I want to do that because my website and tracker will interact with each ...
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Connecting P2P over NAT?

I started to explore the option of connecting with other using a p2p connection, so I coded a simple socket program in JAVA for android devices in which the user in which the users can share simple ...
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Security risks with distributing files with bittorrent

So I am evaluating different options for distributing very large files between several sites without completely crashing my servers and my IT infrastructure. My best option so far seems to be some ...
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mod_security block requests by http-host header

The last few days I noticed some servers being hammered with unknown requests. Most of them are like the following: 60.246.*.* - - [03/Jan/2015:20:59:16 +0200] "GET /announce.php?info_hash=%80%85%...
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Windows Server Core System Tray

I am running Windows Server 2012 R2 Core on my machine. I use BitTorrent Sync to synchronize and backup my valuable Documents. But I want to add another Folder-pair, for which I need to access the ...
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How to make uTorrent bypass VPN and connect directly? (otherwise it will consume my VPN quota) [closed]

Internet is full of recipes on how to prevent ISP throttling and make uTorrent use VPN. My case is completely opposite: I need VPN to bypass Great Russian Firewall - since my government pretty much ...
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download the torrent file contents to my linux server

I want to know how can I set up bit torrent client on my web server, I found this article http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-command-line-bittorrent-client.html but http://download.bittorrent.com/...
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Open torrent ports in csf

I use aria2 on my office with debian linux and aria2web to download some torrents on that. in brief it's a torrent client. but if i turn on csf, aria2c can't do that. which config should i do for csf ...
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Services and protocols to restrict torrent traffic at a university campus [closed]

Which service has the ability of blocking bit-torrent traffic on a subnet network, snmp or bgp? Are these protocols useful for such blocking ?
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How to distribute torrent files?

I am doing some distributed work with RackSpace cloud servers and I am using bittorrent to distribute my files. It works surprisingly well. However, distributing the torrent files themselves are not ...
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Pushing Large Files to 500+ Computers

I work with a team to manage 500-600 rented Windows 7 computers for an annual conference. We have a large amount of data that needs to be synced to these computers, up to 1 TiB. The computers are ...
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Scheduled File Transfer Between Servers

I am interested in scheduling the copying and sending of large files over the internet from one server to another. The servers are not on the same network. I do not know about all of my available ...
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large (30+ at a time) scale cloning of hard disks

I know that it is possible in *nix to clone a hard disk within a machine using DD if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb I am wondering if something similar could be accomplished over a LAN (assuming a decent ...
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How to set up a torrent server on Ubuntu?

I need to distribute extremely large files over separated networks. (Netherlands to China, and Netherlands to India), files sizes vary from 5 to 50GB. Since file is stored on several machines, and ...
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Cannot log in to Deluge Web UI?

I've set up deluge using this short guide: http://dev.deluge-torrent.org/wiki/UserGuide/ThinClient#WebUI The deluge service IS running because I can navigate to my local server and see the log in box....
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Why bittorent needs many ports [closed]

Why bittorrent needs as many ports?..Why not just one-2? I know that some of them are used for peer discovery, but dont exactly know how is this happening. Can you please provide more technical ...
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Blocking BitTorrent

How can one block, or severely slow down, BitTorrent and similar peer-to-peer (P2P) services on one's small office network? In searching Server Fault I wasn't able to find a question that served as a ...
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Cisco ASA - Blocking BitTorrent Traffic

Due to DMCA takedown notices, trying to block bitTorrent traffic for client on a Cisco ASA 5520. ASA Software : 7.2 ASDM: 5.2 The device is really just used for for NAT and VPN's currently. Is there ...
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Limit torrents via QoS on router

I have a very simple linksys router at home with basic support for QoS. We have a problem when everyone is at home that web browsing becomes unusable. I've tracked it down to too many people ...
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What is the best way to seed 20.000+ torrents [closed]

What is the best (most stable) way to seed 20.000+ torrents on 1 server?
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Ports that are always open? How does softwares like bittorrent manage to communicate even without port forwarding?

How come bittorrent clients manage to communicate to servers and other peers even if the user has not configured port forwarding on their routers? Of course the speed will be reduced compared to ...
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Bittorrent ports, why do I need them?

I'm considering a file distribution between branch offices that uses Bittorrent. I understand that a Bittorrent client needs ports in the range of 6881-6999 to be forwarded to the internet to make the ...
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How to block torrent downloads by squid?

I am using linux (RHEL 5) server with few windows xp client machines , I would like to block torrent downloads at clients, I am using squid 2.6 stable. How can i do this by squid ? Is there any ...
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What bittorrent tracker can I use for a private website?

I'm toying with the idea of creating a private torrent tracker website; the ones that require registration and track their users' ratio, have "credits", and so on. Can you list some torrent trackers ...
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Forged TCP reset packets

I am trying to better understand the net neutrality debate. Some have accused ISPs of sending RST packets to end hosts in order to block BitTorrent traffic. What exactly does this mean? I have a ...
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BitTorrent in the Office?

I read in places that BitTorrent is either not very good on a LAN, or brings no benefit. It seems that for file sharing though, it could be in theory a good way of things in a corporate environment ? ...
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How to prevent users filesharing on an openvpn network (all traffic redirected through tunnel set to on)

I'm in the process of setting up an openvpn service for fellow friends (10 - 50) who live in remote countries and would like to get access to various websites. I've got it working great for me but ...
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Setting up a torrent tracker and seeder

I'm one of the leaders of revora.net, a creative gaming network that freely hosts lots of game (modding) projects. Lately, bandwidth has been an issue somewhat. To alleviate this we want to give our ...
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Is it possible to use bittorrent for a fileserver [closed]

I would like to set up a file server that is searchable, preferable via the web. I'm wondering if it would be possible to achieve this using the bittorrent protocol and have a single client sharing ...
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Using torrent to share very large files

At our institute, we will soon need to routinely share large volumes of data (multi-terabyte range). Would it make sense to use BitTorrent for this task? How large of a CPU/memory overhead is to be ...
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block Torrent through firewall

is there a way to block users on firewall level from using torrents?
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Battling Bittorrent

Here is an interesting problem/scenario that some sysadmins out there might enjoy: An apartment building owner is giving away free internet access to his tennants. Basically he has a T1 coming to ...
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SOHO - throttle bittorrent traffic from problem users

I manage the network in a small office (SW dev is my "real job"), and there are a couple of users who beat the hell out of our internet connection by running bittorrent. Between the almost crippling ...
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Is BitTorrent good for copy files between servers in the workplace?

I have 1 source server that contains about 30GB of files that I want to copy to 7 other servers. I currently SCP the files over to the first four servers and when that transfer is complete SCP to the ...
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