On Tue, 2006-10-24 at 23:23 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote: > At 9:55 PM -0500 10/24/06, Jay Cliburn wrote: > >Tony Nelson wrote: > >> At 9:03 PM -0500 10/24/06, Jay Cliburn wrote: > >>> I have an FC6 DVD iso that I downloaded from a mirror today. I'd like > >>>to make > >>> it available to bittorrent, but I know almost nothing about, um, > >>>torrenting. > >>> I've installed bittorrent on my server and I've opened ports 6881-6999. I > >>> went > >>> to bittorrent.com, but couldn't quickly find the instructions to do > >>>what I'm > >>> trying to do. Can someone provide a quick howto? > >> > >> Not me, but the README file for bittorrent > >> (/usr/share/doc/bittorrent*/README.txt) says how to set up for serving. > >> However, I think you want to set up for peering with the regular torrent as > >> if you got the DVD via the torrent; that might be done by 1) starting to > >> fetch the torrent, 2) stopping, 3) replace the file in ZOD with your > >> complete file, and 4) restartingGood guess... I followed your steps and > >>additionally inserted the calculated > >sha1sum into the SHA1SUM file, then fired up bittorrent again. After it > >checked > >my file, it's off to the races, uploading... > > > >Thanks again Tony. > > You're welcome. > > I'm a bit suspicious that you needed to calculate a new SHA1SUM. For your > upload to be useful, it should be exactly the same as all the other peers > have, with the same SHA1SUM. The SHA1SUM file (and indeed the ISO if necessary) will get "fixed" when the torrent is joined, so that the files match those of the original source. It's a pretty good way of "repairing" a corrupted download actually. Paul.