I want to start playing with BitTorrent and integrating it into blogging more. I think I need a BitTorrent tracker. Can anyone recommend a respectable public tracker or does anyone have a machine they'd be willing to run a public tracker on? I want try to experiment with a variety of legal uses of BitTorrent.

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Cool to see you doing this. Next step is to add enclosure tags in your RSS for each torrent you link to. Once you do this, you can add yourself to the list of "torrent enabled" blogs that Torrentocracy knows about. I've set up a wiki for public editing of torrentocracy's internal RSS config file: http://torrentocracy.com/wiki/index.php?page=FeedsXML

Interesting. This looks similar to the work at Groove with P2P trickle file replication. Do you have any good links for how this has been used in conjunction with blog post enclosures?

Interesting. This looks similar to the work at Groove with P2P trickle file replication. Do you have any good links for how this has been used in conjunction with blog post enclosures?

Sure, here's a good example. I worked with the people at bt.etree.org to add enclosures to their feed (http://bt.etree.org/rss/bt_etree_org.rdf).

This enabled me to join a Counting Crows bit torrent from my TV: http://www.torrentocracy.com/images/screenshot-03.jpg

Thanks Gary. I really want to do this. Is there, or is there anyone interested in writing an MT plugin to pick up the torrents in a blog entry and add them as enclosures to an RSS feed?

you can use PHPBTTracker Version 1.5rc3 to build your tracker service.

What's that thing that Adam Curry has? He has some sort of Bit Torrent spider or watcher thing that grabs stuff while he's sleeping.

curry.com

I think he's using a BitTorrent RSS enclosure client. Google for "RSS BitTorrent enclosures".

Adam's using Azureus as the client, from what I've seen him post:

http://azureus.sourceforge.net/howto_osx.php

And I'm also looking for that MT plugin. Have you found it yet?

I put together a post full of links on the whole RSS/BitTorrent/Broadcatching constellation, to help me come up to speed. Some of these may offer some clues:

http://www.gomaya.com/glyph/archives/000959.html#000959

Best
Dave

The guys over at The guys over at DownhillBattle are working on set of tools called BlogTorrent which is probably close to what you're looking for. If you're still interested check it out.

Only initial public beta at the moment, but will be moving forward a lot in the next couple of months.

McClade

Hello. If you are willing to explain what exactly you are trying to do. Then I might donate my pc towards this cause.

you might try timemachine.ath.cx:6969

Sure .... Anyone can use my public tracker freely found at http://mazlaz.hostingrapid.com. I hope I am helping out there.

You can try http://www.prym.net.
It's a public bittorrent tracker, still under beta test.
But very functional.

I built an open tracker, feel free to use it : )
Tracker URL: http://tracker.btcake.com/announce
More info: btcake.com

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