Sunday, January 10, 2016

Bittorrent from seedbox to client.

So generally when I do torrents I get a good seedbox from someone like But sometimes in a pinch I make one in the cloud, maybe on a service provider that isn't going to protect me, you can always claim your app was hacked, when the dmca comes. And say someone is using your box to torrent (This works like once, seriously don't do this.) Or maybe you have a home box, on some ISP that let's you torrent (unlikely). But whatever you need to set up a linux seed box, and your just downloading linux iso's anyway. So just apt-get or yum rtorrent down and in your home directory put an .rtorrent.rc file in your home directory like the one below. This is essentially, the same as the sample one, with the directories changed, and the directories aren't there whether you change them or not so make sure the sessions, watch and downloads directory are created whatever you make them as. THAT'S:


Here is the rc file:

# Maximum and minimum number of peers to connect to per torrent.
#min_peers = 40
#max_peers = 100

# Same as above but for seeding completed torrents (-1 = same as downloading)
#min_peers_seed = 10
#max_peers_seed = 50

# Maximum number of simultanious uploads per torrent.
#max_uploads = 15

# Global upload and download rate in KiB. "0" for unlimited.
download_rate = 0
upload_rate = 125

# Default directory to save the downloaded torrents.
directory = /home/dusty/downloads/

# Default session directory. Make sure you don't run multiple instance
# of rtorrent using the same session directory. Perhaps using a

# relative path?

session = /home/dusty/.sessions

# Watch a directory for new torrents, and stop those that have been
# deleted.

schedule = watch_directory,5,5,load_start=/home/dusty/watch//*.torrent
#schedule = untied_directory,5,5,stop_untied=

# Close torrents when diskspace is low.

schedule = low_diskspace,5,60,close_low_diskspace=100M

# Stop torrents when reaching upload ratio in percent,
# when also reaching total upload in bytes, or when
# reaching final upload ratio in percent.

# example: stop at ratio 2.0 with at least 200 MB uploaded, or else ratio 20.0

#schedule = ratio,60,60,"stop_on_ratio=200,200M,2000"

# The ip address reported to the tracker.
#ip =
#ip =

# The ip address the listening socket and outgoing connections is
# bound to.

#bind =
#bind =
# Port range to use for listening.
port_range = 7800-8000

# Start opening ports at a random position within the port range.
port_random = yes

# Check hash for finished torrents. Might be usefull until the bug is
# fixed that causes lack of diskspace not to be properly reported.
#check_hash = no

# Set whetever the client should try to connect to UDP trackers.
#use_udp_trackers = yes

# Alternative calls to bind and ip that should handle dynamic ip's.
#schedule = ip_tick,0,1800,ip=rakshasa
#schedule = bind_tick,0,1800,bind=rakshasa

schedule = ISOS,10,10,"load_start=/home/path/to/torrentfiles/*.torrent,d.set_directory=/mnt/path/to/data/ISOS"

# Encryption options, set to none (default) or any combination of the following:
# allow_incoming, try_outgoing, require, require_RC4, enable_retry, prefer_plaintext
# The example value allows incoming encrypted connections, starts unencrypted
# outgoing connections but retries with encryption if they fail, preferring
# plaintext to RC4 encryption after the encrypted handshake
encryption = allow_incoming,require

# Enable DHT support for trackerless torrents or when all trackers are down.
# May be set to "disable" (completely disable DHT), "off" (do not start DHT),
# "auto" (start and stop DHT as needed), or "on" (start DHT immediately).
# The default is "off". For DHT to work, a session directory must be defined.
dht = auto

# UDP port to use for DHT.
# dht_port = 6881

# Enable peer exchange (for torrents not marked private)
peer_exchange = yes

#Pre-Allocate files
system.file_allocate.set = yes

# Do not modify the following parameters unless you know what you're doing.

# Hash read-ahead controls how many MB to request the kernel to read
# ahead. If the value is too low the disk may not be fully utilized,
# while if too high the kernel might not be able to keep the read
# pages in memory thus end up trashing.
#hash_read_ahead = 10

# Interval between attempts to check the hash, in milliseconds.
#hash_interval = 100

# Number of attempts to check the hash while using the mincore status,
# before forcing. Overworked systems might need lower values to get a
# decent hash checking rate.
#hash_max_tries = 10

On my tumblr, I have a one liner for uploading .torrent files. I'm going to try to coherently explain how it is useful. First of all you need a box running rtorrent. I personally had a seedbox at The one liner:

IFS=$(echo -en "\n\b");for i in $(find . -cmin -7 | grep -i "torrent$" ); do scp -r $i bsdpunk@seedbox:~/torrents/watch/; done

It tells you to ignore spaces and such. And find all files in a directory that are ending in .torrent, and are from the last seven minutes, and upload them to your rtorrent watch directory.What I do with this is put an alias in .bashrc file, named sevenminutes. Something like:
alias sevenminutes='IFS=$(echo -en "\n\b");for i in $(find . -cmin -7 | grep -i "torrent$" ); do scp -r $i dusty@; done'

Then I can download whatever I want from something like or whatever, then cd ~/Downloads && sevenminutes. It is important to note you will want keys set up, so you don't have to type the damn password for every file. Then I just rsync them bad boys down.
rsync -avz -P root@ Downloads/

Then you should be able to pull down your torrents, and have fun.

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