Private Bittorrent network

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I would like to know if it possible to setup a private bittorrent network. Maybe something that someone needs to type in a password to join. Certainly something that won't come up in search engines, as these are my own private files/pics. I have a genereal idea of how Bittorrent works, but nothing concrete.

    Can this be done?

    Thanks

    Heeter
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Yes. You can make it so that the tracker will not connect unless the person is registered. I don't know the details on how this is accomplished, but I do know it can be done.
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks MuzilKool,

    I am trying to google search this but can't find what I am looking for.

    Heeter
     
  4. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    Why torrent?

    I am just curious, as a personal file server, with users set up individually and modern DSL speeds, is fast. (I did it from my home computer once)
     
  5. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    If this is on Windows you could get BNBT EasyTracker then configure it for private.

    Documentation that come with it shows how.
     
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  6. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    That looks cool AZ. I'll be checking that out for myself ..
     
  7. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    What you'd want is a tracker based on the TorrentBits code. Many of the best private trackers I've used like TorrentBits, Elitetorrents, and a couple others that don't advertise themselves use it.

    It's funny. Searching on google for "torrentbits tracker" gives an OSNN thread as it's first hit.

    http://forum.osnn.net/showthread.php?t=73397
     
  8. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    so I can use this to make my own torrent server thing for use for the public?