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Do you do Torrents?

By Andrew Pollack on 12/21/2005 at 08:12 AM EST

I'm looking for a jump start from someone who reads this blog.

I've tried a few BT client side packages and like most newbies am left with a bit of an aftertaste. Aside from the fact that half the clients come with spyware (which I trap and kill instead of installing) this medium can be a real pain the ass the get up to speed with. Mostly, that's because its biggest use is piracy. I'm not interested in piracy -- I am interested in efficient file transfers of legitimate software and torrents are getting more popular for this finally.

Yes, I've also read the FAQ.

All this means I'd like to plead ignorance and also plead "no time" to investigate this myself from scratch. Can one of you recommend the following:

1. A decent torrent client -- that means small footprint and spyware free.
2. A decent strategy for connecting to the network of torrent sites and people -- perhaps even a link to a good network.
3. Any other hard earned wisdom you'd like to share.

If you're willing, I'd love to have you write a "guest blog" for this site in a "howto" format. If not, an email would be gratefully accepted.


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ditto AzureusBy Ken Yee on 12/21/2005 at 05:45 PM EST
It's got a semi-big footprint because it's a Java app, but it's an extremely
well done Java app. Works well. Does what Java does best (multiplatform
threaded networking apps).
Azureus!By Chris Whisonant on 12/22/2005 at 11:23 PM EST
http://sourceforge.net/projects/azureus - It should do what you need!
My own thoughts on this are...By Ben Rose on 12/23/2005 at 07:24 AM EST
I use Azureus having tried a few others, it's pretty much the best and used by
probably 90% of pirates from my logs.

I use Torrent to download as well as share my own files so I'm use to creating
packages for seeding etc.

Feel free to ping me if you need any assistance or tips.

Cheers,

Ben


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