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Long time - no answer. uTorrent and Webseed ... when will it implemented? And which protocol will it support?

See also here:

http://www.getright.com/seedtorrent.html

http://www.bittornado.com/docs/webseed-spec.txt

The second one is working fine with Azureus (tested) and a webserver with the php example script.

Clients currently supporting at least one of the webseed specs:

ABC, Anatomic P2P, Azureus, BitTornado, mooPolice, Qbittorrent, Torrent Swapper, TorrentFlux

Source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_BitTorrent_clients

More Info about webseeding:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent#Web_seeding

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I'd also like to see an answer to this question.

Im using BitTornados experimental version of webseed and its doing fine.

But many of the users on the tracker misses out on the oppurtunity to have a backup spot to use.

I'm seeing lots of µTorrent clients and I would also like to see them benefit from the extra hand a webseed can give you.

Especially if the primary seed server goes down and you cant do nothing about until about 12h later wich is a long time for some :)

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1.7 supports the Getright webseeding spec, but only for single file torrents (multi will come eventually).

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Sounds like it's heading towards the right direction.

But theres one thing GetRights webseed could break pretty fast.. It's not able to be throttled since its just client sided.

With BitTornados solution I atleast had the chance to adapt to the server and strain.

So is there any plans to support BitTornados spec too?

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I don't believe the BitTornado spec will be supported. And well, you could restrict things based on user-agent, although clients with a proper implementation shouldn't break your server.

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I sure hope it will work out cause the balancing act is something that me and many others need.

Abuse of the webseed is not something that I hope for really...

Might lead to a quick termination of the web account :/

http-seeding is in my case just a last resort if all other seed sources fail.

Not something that should be there, constantly uploading to each and everyone that asks for its attention.

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Think about the effect of http seeding. You would never have filter out dead torrents. Im willing to help work on this, but I don't know if this is a community project or not. All I know is that this would greatly help the status of uTorrent.

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µTorrent 1.7.x already has partial support for web-seeds (only works with single file torrents). µTorrent 1.8 will have full support for web-seeded torrents using the GetRight specs.

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Would multi-file torrents be easier to support if the piece size matched the file sizes inside the torrent? For example, let's say I make a torrent (2MB piece size) of a 700MB video. The video file is RARed into 350 pieces of 2MB each. Would this, in effect, make each hash represent one file only?

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I have a problem, i want to try this new technology but I can't dl the serverside:

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /bt/download/webseed-0.9a.zip on this server.

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... You need to run an HTTP daemon, and set it up so it understands x-bittorrent MIMEtype. Or maybe that last part is or trackers. Honestly I'd be amazed if a 3 year old link worked.

Edit: Since when did bittornado operate scarywater? It may be found @ http://bittornado.com nontheless... search some.

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