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Raspberry Pi Seed Field
Idea originally thought by SeanB on 12th March 2012
To provide an extremely simple method of setting up a linux image that can simply seed torrents for the common user.
- This would help the torrenting community by providing a low cost machine to provide constant seeding.
- Easy to setup.
- 24/7 seeding.
- The image will be using a Debian/Fedora operating system.
- The image will use a program called Deluge
Comments and Ideas
Well, if the idea is to have a 24/7 torent seeder, it is better to run the RPi as a server, headless that is in order to minimize costs.
I would highly recommend using a simpler and more powerful torrent server. in this case I would opt for rtorrent, it is cli based, can be accessed and interacted with by ssh, and its resource footprint is minimal.
I set my RPi up using rtorrent, which worked well, but getting a web interface set up was a bit of a pain.
An alternative (which I'm running now) could be Transmission (http://www.transmissionbt.com/). The transmission-daemon package installs a headless torrent client that starts automatically at boot (unlike rTorrent).
It has a built in web-interface that provides all the functionality I've needed so far, and it's still very lightweight.
Dig412 15:48, 16 June 2012 (UTC)