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Old 03-25-2009, 04:20 PM   #16
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I don't know-obviously this "torrent" trash is a joke-nobody can explain how to become a seed...nobody seems to know how to operate any torrent software-I've got ktorrent and transmission bittorrent client-neither of which has any help docs-I mean is it a f**king secret or what?!
 
Old 03-25-2009, 04:39 PM   #17
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Multidistrix-4.20.iso
So what except a "multidistro dvd" is this anyway? Does it include hashes for the original ISO's included? If not, should people really trust places other than the official or known trusted locations for downloading distro images?
 
Old 03-25-2009, 04:45 PM   #18
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What does that mean?
Here's whats on the dvd-
1-Ubuntu 8.04 desktop
2-Debian Lenny Netinstall
3-Fedora 10 netinstall
4-OpenSuse Netinstall
5-Mandriva Netinstall
6-DSL
7-Feather
8-Slitaz
9-Wolvix Cub
10-PupFlux412(Puppy)
11-Austrummi
12-GEEXBOX
13-a custom slax build heavy with dev tools and stuff
14-deli linux
15-system rescue cd
16-trinity rescue kit
17-Easeus disc copy
18-ntpassword
19-clonezilla
20-parted magic
21-Slack-Mini-Server
22-Backtrack3
23-Zenwalk 5.2
All of these are official versions...
If you would rather burn 8-10 CD's that's your choice...
As I said-does anyone know how to seed a torrent or in this case how to seed my own torrent? That is the question for this post.

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Old 03-25-2009, 04:53 PM   #19
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To make your Distro/ISO available to the world, you should consider to provide it for direct download as well. Not everybody likes to use torrents, considering it somehow "criminal".

To become a successful power seeder, you need to get a heavy-duty Internet connection with a wide bandwidth even for uploading. It also helps to have a lot of seeders, but for that you have to build an ambitious community around your distro. Getting a better Internet connection is probably easier to do.

What's the point of making those distro's available, that can be downloaded (directly or by torrent) from other places much better/faster?

Otherwise I don't think that becoming a seeder is much of a secret, not even in ktorrent. You just don't have the bandwidth to make it work, that's all.

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Old 03-25-2009, 04:55 PM   #20
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Yet again you didn't answer the question-How do I become a seed?
Outline the steps involved-be clear and understandable.
Right now there are 8 leeches and 0 seeds-it obviously needs seeders.
Thank you.

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Old 03-25-2009, 05:09 PM   #21
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How do I become a seed?
Open up your client, find a "create new torrent" option. Add a tracker (e.g. http://open.tracker.thepiratebay.org/announce). Done, you're seeding.
 
Old 03-25-2009, 05:16 PM   #22
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Here we go again-where do I get the magical tracker url?
I did everything you said except the tracker url-could you spell it out?
 
Old 03-25-2009, 05:27 PM   #23
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http://www.torrentking.org/
 
Old 03-25-2009, 06:18 PM   #24
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Well no dice becoming a seed...obviously this is advanced mathematics 101.
Every torrent program i get says such and such port is closed-no "autofind" the open port-I mean what am I supposed to guess a number between 0 and 10000 and someday when I guess the right one it will start working??
This is BS-not one I have found would be considered "user friendly"...
There isn't any clear docs on how to be a seeder, etc. No one knows the magical and secret tracker url's, no one who commented here bothered to outline the steps taken to become a seeder for a torrent-any torrent.
All and all, another wasted day on linux...
 
Old 03-25-2009, 06:25 PM   #25
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Try reading this..should help you..
http://torrentfreak.com/how-to-create-a-torrent
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.p...ting_a_torrent

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Old 03-25-2009, 06:30 PM   #26
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Every torrent program i get says such and such port is closed-no "autofind" the open port-I mean what am I supposed to guess a number between 0 and 10000 and someday when I guess the right one it will start working??
Obviously you're behind a router of some sort, you need to set up port forwarding first. If, of course, that's your router.
 
Old 03-25-2009, 06:31 PM   #27
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Nope-thanks-read that one-no help there-never explained how to find an open port-doesn't explain how to be a seed, etc-Again worthless to this discussion but thanks anyway..
I have no router hooked up-just the peoplepc Zyxel p-600 series broadband modem they sent me.

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Old 03-25-2009, 06:47 PM   #28
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Well no dice becoming a seed...
I'm sorry to hear this, and I understand your frustration.

Reading the earlier comments, at least 1 user was getting up to 6,5 Mb.
And you were uploading, i.e. seeding. So it did at least work once.

I believe your main problem was speed, and this is probably your Internet connection (DSL?). The only solution to this is patience. Torrents tend to get faster over time. And 40-60 kbs is what you can expect from dsl.

I have been connected to a swarm of 7, but not having anything getting through. Did you try to recreate the steps that allowed you to upload previously?

Then, check port forwarding if you are behind a router. There are many guides, some even router specific. Just google "port forwarding" and your router model.

Can you download other torrents?

Find 1 to try here:
http://www.legaltorrents.com/

Your bittorrent client should tell you if your connection works ok. If you can DL fast, you can seed.

It would also be a good idea to have only 1 torrent client running at any one time. They all use the same network.


Good Luck
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:51 PM   #29
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I have no router hooked up-just the peoplepc Zyxel p-600 series broadband modem they sent me.
AFAIK this are routers
http://www.zyxel.com/web/product_cat...20040812093058

if you have a firewall, you need to open the port.


about seeding, did you read the answers in the thread ?
 
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if your not behind a router and just a modem..You probably need to add ktorrents default port 6881-6889 to iptable..You can use Firestarter to do this.Its under the policy tab ..
http://www.fs-security.com/pics/policy1.png
Then creat you torrent with Ktorrent and use one of these as tracker
http://open.tracker.thepiratebay.org/announce
http://www.torrent-downloads.to:2710/announce
http://denis.stalker.h3q.com:6969/announce

http://www.sumotracker.com/announce
these are not links,,they just show up in post as a link..those are the actual trackers..Plentyr others you can use.Mininova,Isohunt.Just go to there site to get the tracker.
Or you can use a private tracker like http://linuxtracker.org/
you will have to creat a account there and follow instructions to upload torrent..like these..
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.p...ting_a_torrent

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