[arch-releng] Bittorrent with webseeds

Grigorios Bouzakis grbzks at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 11:02:25 EST 2009

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 10:28:46AM +0100, Steffen Bönigk wrote:
> Grigorios Bouzakis schrieb:
>> Sorry for quoting the wrong part of the discussion, but does anyone have
>> any knowledge regarding creation of torrent trackers?
>> IMO it would be preferable to distribute ALL ISOs/IMGs even the
>> alpha/betas using torrents with the least server load as possible.
>> Many distributions have small torrent trackers set up. Maybe its time to
>> have that in Arch too. Especially since theres an Official Release Team now,
>> which plans on providing as much as possible frequent updates.
>> FTR i had suggested the same thing around 2 years ago, but the
>> discussion didnt lead anywhere. Maybe things are more mature now.
>> Im pretty sure that its not so difficult to set up.
>> Greg
> Hello, to set up a torrent tracker you may want to try  
> http://phpbttrkplus.sourceforge.net/
> Steffen

I was thinking more of something like
http://www.whitsoftdev.com/opentracker/ . Statistics arent needed.
Just a plain simple tracker.

"OpenTracker is a simplistic, lightweight, standards-compliant
BitTorrent peer tracker. It is written in PHP and requires only a single
MySQL table to function. It does not create or use files on disk, nor is
it a continuously executing process, making it ideal for virtual web
Compared with other popular trackers, OpenTracker is limited. It
provides no interface for searching or viewing files or statistics.
Rather, it is purely a tracker, plain and simple, which in many cases is
just what is wanted."

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