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Old 03 May 2005, 07:27
FightRice.com FightRice.com is offline
 
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This is a cool idea but alot of hosts are starting to ban these from their clients using them if they are on a shared plan (like me )

So my question is how is this on taking up resources on the server so they never know its there?
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Old 03 May 2005, 14:59
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Originally Posted by FightRice.com
This is a cool idea but alot of hosts are starting to ban these from their clients using them if they are on a shared plan (like me )

So my question is how is this on taking up resources on the server so they never know its there?
And that's also what's pissing me off the most... Even big companies like id Software use bittorrent trackers for files...

Anyway, on our P4 3.2 GHz dedicated server the server load averages around 0.5 - 0.7 with 90+ users and 200 tracker peers, so I'd say it's pretty ok...
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Old 03 May 2005, 18:21
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Originally Posted by FightRice.com
This is a cool idea but alot of hosts are starting to ban these from their clients using them if they are on a shared plan (like me )

So my question is how is this on taking up resources on the server so they never know its there?
Well actuall I've just been using BitTorrent for less than a month, I don't know how it work.

What do you host on your server fro clients ? the *.torrent files ?

if there's any docs about this please post.
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Old 03 May 2005, 18:43
JohnBee JohnBee is offline
 
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This idea is quite interesting to me.

Although BT has been categorized as an illegal file sharing medium I can testify that
in our industry there are already several open source derivatives of BT aimed at
producing collaboration modules for engineering design groups.

BT has proven to be a very dependable and effective means of document propagation
and management within a network of users. Its both flexible and robust enough to
deploy on large scales.

I operate a support forum with several long term development threads that could
make great use of such an add on. I did see the version for sale but a series of
mixed responses on the sellers after sale support convinced me to wait.

If you developed and released this add on you would be doing a great deal of good
for the support community using vBulletin.
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Old 03 May 2005, 19:51
halgrunwell halgrunwell is offline
 
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Originally Posted by afusion
I'm a super mod at an anime forum where filesharing is quite an important aspect of the site so amongst other things we also run a bittorrent tracker there.
We used to run VBTT but I'm sure a lot of you have heard about the horror's of using it and the reputation of the author and we needed a new tracker.

I call it NuFreedom TorrentTracker aka NuTT although the name won't mean much to you unless you watch the Gundam SEED anime.

Basically, it's written almost completely from scratch although in some parts utilizing code from another quite advanced tracker.
Right now, while it does have the basic functions of a tracker, it is still incomplete with some key features still in the development queue like search functions, torrent editing, usergroup permissions. Not to mention how messy the code is right now

The key features included but not limited are:

  • passkey system - resolves all the problems you'd be getting with the pesky ip validation by adding the users unique passkey dynamically to the torrent when the user downloads it, doesn't modify the original torrent
  • complete integration with vB - uses the vB user table, ovbiously; shows user stats and current activities on the tracker in memberinfo; when uploading a torrent, creates a thread in the specified forum with the torrent details page showing last x comments from the thread
  • most extensive faq page - although many trackers have quite the similar FAQ, it covers virtually all problems one could have...
  • wait times - can be enabled or disabled; a time calculated by the user's upload/download ratio for which the user will have to wait before he can download a new torrent
  • multitude of settings - a large amount of settings that are set in the AdminCP under $vboptions so they can be used anywhere else also
Like I mentioned before, it's not complete at all however. The main goal was to get it up and running as fast as possible so a multitude of tweaks are still required and some of the pages are not to most good to look at either.

So now if you haven't fallen asleep yet from reading my mile long post, here is the demo:
http://www.tokyo-nights.com/nutt
user: kjustice
pass: testdummy


Any and I mean all suggestions/ideas are welcome.
Any idea when or how this will be available? It looks fantastic.
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Old 04 May 2005, 03:16
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Originally Posted by halgrunwell
Any idea when or how this will be available? It looks fantastic.
Care to take a look at post #6?
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Old 04 May 2005, 16:33
GrusPer GrusPer is offline
 
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And when it will be possible
To test or add a code
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Old 05 May 2005, 10:57
Sykoi Sykoi is offline
 
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I'd love to use this; especially if you can limit certain torrents to certain groups.

If and when you need testers, just tell me - I have a feeling if I added something like this to my forum, I'd get several hundred downloads in the first few hours


Mind my asking how closely you follow the protocol, if you enforce / have the option to enforce certain rules, and if you keep track of all the user's data (Downloaded, uploaded, seeded, leeching, etc.)?
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Old 05 May 2005, 12:01
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Originally Posted by Sykoi
I'd love to use this; especially if you can limit certain torrents to certain groups.

If and when you need testers, just tell me - I have a feeling if I added something like this to my forum, I'd get several hundred downloads in the first few hours


Mind my asking how closely you follow the protocol, if you enforce / have the option to enforce certain rules, and if you keep track of all the user's data (Downloaded, uploaded, seeded, leeching, etc.)?
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind...

If by protocol you mean the BT protocol, then it's 100% compliant...
For rules I have the wait time system based on the user's ratio and soon I'm going to add usergroup permissions also (haven't worked on ug perms at all to be honest).

Right now it keeps track of the amounts user has downloaded/uploaded and lists any current seeding/leeching activity tracker. Soon I'm also gonna have it remember all torrents a user has completely downloaded.
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Old 05 May 2005, 17:10
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Originally Posted by afusion
haven't worked on ug perms at all to be honest
If you need help with usergroup permissions, feel free to contact me, I can help with my best cuz I want this hack too.

if you use YIM by any chance, mine is deathemperor2nd
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Old 12 May 2005, 13:12
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If you need someone to help test it I'd be willing to help out.

I run a website that I want to help local djs distribute their mixes via torrents and since it's non-profit I haven't been willing to pay out any cash. Reading the horror stories people have had with some of the other choices to do this I'm glad I've held out.

My board has been up for quite awhile so my two year license has run out so I'm still running 3.0.1. Maybe I'll upgrade one day but like I said, I'm willing to be a test-server.

Thanks afusion for starting something like this, I'm sure it'll become a must-have hack for all vbulletin users!
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Old 13 May 2005, 02:05
WEForums WEForums is offline
 
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I'm also interested in this. Running vB3.0.7 and looking for a vB BitTorrent tracker. It'll help with downloads rather than using YouSendIt and Rapidshare (wrestling multimedia).

If you need another tester...
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Old 13 May 2005, 22:49
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cool, addition mate, i could help but notice but are you converting it over from tbsource? as i am also doing a vbulletin intergration tho i wasnt sure about releasing it, didnt think demand was high enough, if you want help (which by looks of it you dont need ) jsut send me a wee pm

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Old 14 May 2005, 04:47
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Originally Posted by flame
cool, addition mate, i could help but notice but are you converting it over from tbsource? as i am also doing a vbulletin intergration tho i wasnt sure about releasing it, didnt think demand was high enough, if you want help (which by looks of it you dont need ) jsut send me a wee pm

Flame
you never know if the demand is high until you release it. not every users look at this discussion forum, they will just join in hacks threads, looking for new releases, search hacks, etc. but if you got 10 ppl want that hack here, that's pretty enough isn't it ?
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Old 15 May 2005, 05:25
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I have a few questions about the development so far.

How are files going to be stored (database or files)? Will it stress the server's SQL? Server loads?
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