Difference between revisions of "How to share your files via Bittorrent"

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You may use BitTorrent to efficiently distribute huge DILC media files, huge files (greater than the UVLe limit of 32MB) whose license you yourself own, files that are meant for redistribution (e.g., open source files, creative commons). Here's how:
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You may use BitTorrent to efficiently distribute huge media files, files (greater than the UVLe limit of 32MB) whose license you yourself own, files that are meant for redistribution (e.g., open source files, creative commons). Here's how:
  
 
* Step 1: Using your favorite bittorrent client, create a .torrent file by  
 
* Step 1: Using your favorite bittorrent client, create a .torrent file by  
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**individually adding the following torrent trackers:
 
**individually adding the following torrent trackers:
  
     <nowiki>http://dilc.upd.edu.ph/torrent/announce.php</nowiki>
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     <nowiki>http://dilc.upd.edu.ph/torrent/announce.php</nowiki>  
 
 
For greater redundancy, you may also add the ff:
 
   
 
 
     <nowiki>udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce</nowiki>
 
     <nowiki>udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce</nowiki>
 
     <nowiki>udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce</nowiki>
 
     <nowiki>udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce</nowiki>
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* If you (or other members of your group) DO NOT post your .torrent file in any publicly accessible sites, the files you're sharing may not be publicly searchable and therefore their distribution or access will be limited only to your group.
 
* If you (or other members of your group) DO NOT post your .torrent file in any publicly accessible sites, the files you're sharing may not be publicly searchable and therefore their distribution or access will be limited only to your group.
 
* To share several files all at once, compress or zip the files into one file and make a .torrent out of it.
 
* To share several files all at once, compress or zip the files into one file and make a .torrent out of it.
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* If you're not submitting the .torrent file to DILC's tracker, DO NOT include this tracker:
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    <nowiki>http://dilc.upd.edu.ph/torrent/announce.php</nowiki>
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* Be patient. If trackers are busy, it can take up to 6 hours before your peer-to-peer transmission begins. If it's beyond this period and no transmission takes place, email uvle@up.edu.ph so they can help diagnose the problem.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 17:27, 11 November 2009

You may use BitTorrent to efficiently distribute huge media files, files (greater than the UVLe limit of 32MB) whose license you yourself own, files that are meant for redistribution (e.g., open source files, creative commons). Here's how:

  • Step 1: Using your favorite bittorrent client, create a .torrent file by
    • selecting a file that you want to share and
    • individually adding the following torrent trackers:
    http://dilc.upd.edu.ph/torrent/announce.php    
    udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce
    udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

Please write the appropriate description of the file you are sharing.

(If you have no bittorrent client yet, download Transmission or µTorrent.)

  • Step 2: Open the resulting .torrent file, using your torrent client.
  • Step 3: Distribute the resulting .torrent file by doing any or all of the following:
    • sending the resulting .torrent file to people you want to share the source file with (your students, friends, family members)
    • uploading the .torrent file to your UVLe course site
    • uploading it to some torrent trackers or indexers out there

Tips

  • For better sharing experience, encourage the people you share your files with to maintain a ratio of at least 1 for each file they got via BitTorrent.
  • If you (or other members of your group) DO NOT post your .torrent file in any publicly accessible sites, the files you're sharing may not be publicly searchable and therefore their distribution or access will be limited only to your group.
  • To share several files all at once, compress or zip the files into one file and make a .torrent out of it.
  • If you're not submitting the .torrent file to DILC's tracker, DO NOT include this tracker:
    http://dilc.upd.edu.ph/torrent/announce.php 
  • Be patient. If trackers are busy, it can take up to 6 hours before your peer-to-peer transmission begins. If it's beyond this period and no transmission takes place, email uvle@up.edu.ph so they can help diagnose the problem.

See Also