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#16 monkeylove

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:27

What about routers with torrent software? They should be able to do the same, if not provide some additional NAS features.




#17 Daedroth

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:33

You could get a Raspberry Pi, which can be turned into a torrent client. It's much smaller and uses much less electricity than other alternatives.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:50

Yeah a Pi as a Torrent client would be best in these days. But a ESX box would still remain a fantastic solution.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:03

2010...



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:33

2010...

 

I was going to reply with rpi until i saw 2010 :laugh: 



#21 monkeylove

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 19:53

You could get a Raspberry Pi, which can be turned into a torrent client. It's much smaller and uses much less electricity than other alternatives.

 

Thanks, I'll go for that. My only problem is that it'll need some installation and configuration, and I'm not experienced in using Linux, etc.


I was going to reply with rpi until i saw 2010 :laugh:

 

You mean torrent or torrent boxes are now obsolete?



#22 Daedroth

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:18

Thanks, I'll go for that. My only problem is that it'll need some installation and configuration, and I'm not experienced in using Linux, etc.

I'm pretty much the same. I have virtually no linux experience, but I want to get a Raspberry Pi set up so it can become a XBMC media server (using a NAS to store the data) and also a low-power downloader.



#23 Mindovermaster

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:52

Thanks, I'll go for that. My only problem is that it'll need some installation and configuration, and I'm not experienced in using Linux, etc.

 

Thought Linux torrent software is pretty much out of the box configured.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 14:53

Thought Linux torrent software is pretty much out of the box configured.

 

Pretty much, just edit config to determine where to dump files, if you want some more advanced features enabling, etc.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 14:58

Use Raspberry Pi..

 

Cheap, loooow power.. and you can manage utorrent from the web interface.. pretty kick ass. 



#26 Mindovermaster

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 15:07

Yeah, but that is simple to manage, though...



#27 fusi0n

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 16:39

Yeah, but that is simple to manage, though...

R Pi?

 

SUPER simple.. actually.. I can help you if you would like.. Just get one, plug in an external HDD for your torrents and you're good to go.. 



#28 Mindovermaster

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 16:51

Yep, I have 2 RPi's (well one is dead :() Although, I haven't played with it recently. I'll look into that.



#29 monkeylove

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 14:10

Thought Linux torrent software is pretty much out of the box configured.

 

I'd like to run the unit like a headless NAS. I asked for help in another forum, and was asked to follow these instructions:

 

Install and configure the OS:

 

http://www.engadget....d-guide-how-to/

 

Enable a secure shell to access the unit remotely:

 

http://learn.adafrui...son-6-using-ssh

 

Install and configure a torrent client:

 

http://cyberasylum.j...h-transmission/

 

Access the unit from a Windows desktop:

 

http://jeremy-nicola...ing-on-windows/

 

Set up a samba server to access the downloaded files:

 

http://elinux.org/R-Pi_NAS



#30 Mindovermaster

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 14:32

Isn't that, like, stanard, or am I more than a novice Linux user? I can and would do all that...

 

install OS, SSH, configure torrent, acces to Windows through Putty, set up SAMBA. Sounds simple to me..