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php111 06-28-2013 02:50 PM

What Ubuntu version is this tutorial using?
Hey, I have some questions. I am going to paste a link to a tutorial/guide. May someone please tell me if the tutorial is using the Ubuntu desktop GUI, or the Ubuntu server and also which version of Ubuntu? I'm a Windows user so I don't know the answer. I use Windows 7.

The tutorial is here:

knudfl 06-28-2013 03:49 PM

The "time stamp" is `28 February 2008`.

Could be 'Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty' ?

php111 06-28-2013 03:52 PM

Thank you for your answer and your reply!

php111 06-28-2013 04:36 PM

Would it be this version ? Or this version ? Or neither of those versions?

syg00 06-28-2013 05:31 PM

That is a very old tutorial. As an overview of the way things could be done it may be ok, but things have changed so much in the interim it's not worth attempting to follow it exactly.
It tries to be general as possible, and mentions several (very old) releases of Fedora/Ubuntu/Debian/Centos ...

Do not go looking for an old version of Ubuntu to do this on - no security fixes have been issued for years. Especially if this is to be Internet-facing. Try downloading the current version from

php111 06-28-2013 08:35 PM

Then what about this tutorial ? Or if not that one, then what about this tutorial ?

php111 06-29-2013 06:34 AM

Would anyone recommend either one of the two links for the tutorial in my last post?

php111 06-29-2013 08:24 AM

Would anyone be able to answer my questions please? I haven't received any replies and I have been waiting for replies since yesterday.

snowpine 06-29-2013 10:57 AM

We shy away from discussion of torrenting and filesharing on linuxquestions; that is probably why you have not received the volume of replies you were hoping for. Is there a reason you are asking here instead of on the relevant forums you linked to?

273 06-29-2013 12:25 PM

I took a look at the tutorials and the thing that struck me is that they're carrying out a lot of different tasks and changes all in one tutorial. That means that it may not be apparent to a beginner which step failed and that could be a problem if things do change with one of the packages you are installing and configuring.
The tutorial at torrent-invites seems to expect the root account to be enabled and available over SSH in Ubuntu, whereas I thought the root account on Ubuntu was always disabled nowadays and if you've got a pre-configured server that somebody else set up they may disable root login over SSH and require you to use sudo or su anyhow.
The tutorial at cheapseedboxes relies upon a script to make a lot of changes to your system so is both hiding complexity and creating it by being outside of a normal install. I also don't like the warning not to upgrade any packages before using it, since the first thing I would do on any box with open internet ports is make sure all packages are up to date.
I could go on but my impression is that these tutorials are trying to take the place of Linux knowledge and the tutorials for each package being used and failing to do either particularly well. Just installing all kinds of services without a real grasp of whet they do and what each configuration change does seems like a recipe for disaster to me.
Perhaps I'm being harsh on them but, personally, I would get a server set up and secured (update all packages, remove unnecessary servers, no root SSH login, keys instead of passwords for SSH, possibly change the listening port for sshd) and then, and only then, would I start looking at tutorials to set up a torrent client -- in a chroot jail if it seemed necessary.

tommcd 06-29-2013 10:39 PM


Originally Posted by php111 (Post 4980700)
Would anyone recommend either one of the two links for the tutorial in my last post?

Here is a great site for getting started with Ubuntu that is always kept up to date:
And for dual booting with Windows, there is nothing better than Herman's site which is very thorough:
How To Forge has many great beginner oriented tutorials for Ubuntu and many other distros. Here is one for Ubuntu 13.04:
And here is one for Mint, which is based on Ubuntu and is popular with beginners:
Write back if you need more help.

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