randy at psg.com
Wed Nov 9 00:29:14 PST 2005
>> but putting just a client on a headless at the westin makes
>> no sense, as i'll still have to slurp the data over the dsl
>> to get it on the laptoy.
>> it's the server that will be a win over in the land of
> OK, what are you actually asking for..the above didn't make
> any sense to me :-)
my office is my laptop. everything is on it, compilers and
tools, research data and code, mail back to the late '70s, ...
hard disk is cheap. i wander around with my laptop, but it is
usually in low-bandwidth environments, e.g. my home dsl, a
meeting wifi, t-mo at a fourbucks or untied red rug, ...
i want to fetch data to it that is available as a torrent. i
feel obliged to also serve what i eat (the opposite of eating
our own dog food?:-). i.e. i feel socially responsible to let
the stuff i download be uploaded as well. to do this today, i
run azureus on my laptop.
this is not a polite thing to do on a home dsl line, a wifi
meeting, ... where bandwidth is shared and not plentiful.
i also have a bunch of servers in a rack in seattle's carrier
hotel (the westin building (not westin hotel), 33 floors of
racks and screaming fans), and about 450mb of bandwidth to
that rack (yes, half a gig).
it seems to me that the best operating mode would be to have a
torrent client/server in the rack. then, when i want some new
file, i can ask the torrent client in the rack to fetch (and
subsequently serve) it. when it has been fetched, i can rsync
it to my laptop, burning the scarce bandwidth only once.
for that, a pretty simple gui-free client/server would seem
appropriate. rtorrent looks a fit, but i am having my usual
'the moon is in klutz' problems.
make sense yet? you asked. bet you'll never do that again.
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