On 6/28/09, Kelly Jones <kelly.terry.jo...@gmail.com> wrote: > I know how to use ctorrent to create a torrent file, but how do I > actually seed the resulting file so that others can get it, and how do > I 'register' myself w/ a tracker so that others will know what IP > address to connect to, etc?
I haven't done it in a while, but after you create the .torrent file, you upload the .torrent file to the tracker. That's basically all the "registration" you need to do. The .torrent file contains the information other clients need to download the file. You then start seeding the file with your client, which connects to the tracker and advertises the availability of the file. To seed the file, you basically just do exactly what you would do if you were trying to download the torrent, using the -E or -e option to specify how long you want to seed after the download completes. You should run ctorrent in the directory where you created the torrent (or at least in a directory with a copy of the file and the .torrent file), so it will already have the "downloaded" file. Seeding will begin as soon as it gets itself organized. I THINK that -e 0 will cause it to seed forever, but if not, -e 9999 will give you more than a year. I used to use -e 999, which is a little over 41 days. If you want it to get out of your way and hide in the background, run it as a daemon, e.g.: ctorrent -d -e 9999 nameoffile.torrent > > Can ctorrent seed torrents, or do I need another program for that? Yes, ctorrent automatically seeds for 72 hours after it finishes the download, and you can adjust that. -- Bob Johnson fbsdli...@gmail.com _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"