Build A Stand Alone Bit Torrent Computer Out Of An Old PC & Ubuntu ~ Ask The Admin

Friday, September 07, 2007

Build A Stand Alone Bit Torrent Computer Out Of An Old PC & Ubuntu

Direct from the website Nerdica (What a name!). Put that old pc you have collecting dust back to work. Crack that whip and build a dedicated BT server that will never use up your precious hard drive space with downloads of the Simpsons and Futurama when you need it for those work files.

Everyone knows you just put your work aside and let your bitTorrents keep downloading. And yes we do know you pretend to be busy while doing it. Your not alone!

And now you can increase your productivity - that is if you want to :) Separate your BitTorrenting activities from your mission critical work!

While most of our time on the Internet is spent IMing, e-mail, or just browsing the Web, you may run in to situations when you need to do some powerful file transfers. If you use a laptop, you’re use to getting up, suspending your laptop, and running out the door all of the time. But, sometimes you know you just need something dedicated to get work done. You’ll need a solution to retrieve files and serve data when you need it. In this guide, you’ll learn how to set a small headless Ubuntu server used to retrieve BitTorrent files, while even saving them to a external USB hard drive that can be disconnected on the go. You even discover how to remotely administer your server from the Web using SSH, VNC, and an intuitive HTML UI, while being able to retrieve files while you’re away from home.

This tutorial takes for granted you have a spare computer laying around. Building a computer is out of the scope of this article. Edit: (But not out of AtA's Realm Hit Us up!!!)

Check out the whole tutorial here. Let us know how that works out for ya...