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Trevkidd
December 12th, 2012, 05:04 PM
I am looking for a great BitTorrent download site. What site's do you use for your downloads? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Transmission BitTorrent Client. Thank you for your input. Trev

dolphin194
December 12th, 2012, 05:22 PM
If you are looking for a website to torrent illegal content, you will probably not have much luck here . I only get torrents from the Linux distribution sites.

Trevkidd
December 12th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Illegal download??? I guess i better look into what a torrent is first. thanks.

rrnbtter
December 12th, 2012, 06:02 PM
Greetings,
Don't know how old you are but you are somewhat out of sync with reality. Could be time for a downloaders rehab. I'm just using the channel repositories myself. The amazing thing about linux is that you can download a complete operating system and software for free and save yourself a few thousand in lawyer fees in the process. I don't believe in giving personal advice. Just a suggestion offered to the world.
rrnbtter
Life is good! Live it to the Ubuntu-ist!

|{urse
December 12th, 2012, 06:05 PM
I like torrentz.eu which is a meta-search engine, of the results I usually choose kickass torrents (kat.ph) or torrenthoud. No matter what site you use be very careful not to click and buttons labelled 'Download' or 'Download now'. On kat.ph its the link labelled 'download torrent'.

There is nothing 'illegal' about these sites but if youre wanting to download an OS I wouldnt rely on an unofficial torrent ever.

oldos2er
December 12th, 2012, 06:06 PM
http://linuxtracker.org/

drawkcab
December 12th, 2012, 07:32 PM
Best to go directly to the distro's site for the torrent but sometimes smaller distros and spins don't provide a torrent and their direct download is painfully slow. So I'll second http://linuxtracker.org/ as a good site to find 3rd parties sharing the .iso via bittorrent but download with caution.

Mikeb85
December 12th, 2012, 08:28 PM
Generally you can find legit torrents from Linux distro sites, other open source software sites, etc...

For music, depending on what category of music you listen to there's plenty that artists offer for free, so it's best to check out their websites. Otherwise it's likely pirated.

Generally websites that offer a huge variety of stuff to torrent carry pirated material, though this isn't always the case.

Primefalcon
December 13th, 2012, 09:45 AM
TBH I don't think bittorrent deserves the reputation it has.... there are plenty of legitimate legal torrent downloads out there...

TBH I wish updates were downloaded via torrent... sometimes the download speeds via Ubuntu servers can be slow during peak times.... it'd be nice to at least have the option...

All torrent downloads are at their basis is a way to download so that your downloading from other downloaders and anyone can jump in and help seed.... tbh I usually download my linux distro's as well as a lot of legitimately content using torrents...

I also use some of the more known sites to even host things like podcasts that I've made in the past

3rdalbum
December 13th, 2012, 10:44 AM
I use Isohunt to find torrents of all different kinds of things. Bittorrent isn't just for downloading distros and copyrighted material.

Lars Noodén
December 13th, 2012, 11:00 AM
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TBH I wish updates were downloaded via torrent... sometimes the download speeds via Ubuntu servers can be slow during peak times.... it'd be nice to at least have the option...

There is apt-p2p (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/en/man8/apt-p2p.8.html). You have to modify your sources.list file a little, but it should use torrents to get your updates once set up.

synaptix
December 13th, 2012, 02:41 PM
TBH I don't think bittorrent deserves the reputation it has.... there are plenty of legitimate legal torrent downloads out there...

Exactly. For example, Perfect World uses bittorrent technology as a method to distribute their games saving them bandwidth and money. Another would be Blizzard Entertainment using bittorrent technology on their Blizzard Updater and Blizzard Downloader.

Jakin
December 13th, 2012, 02:46 PM
Torrents are really good for those that do not have much bandwidth, or less than stable internet connections.
It cannot be helped that some use it for which it was unintended,

evilsoup
December 13th, 2012, 03:12 PM
There is apt-p2p (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/en/man8/apt-p2p.8.html). You have to modify your sources.list file a little, but it should use torrents to get your updates once set up.

Oh wow, stuff like this is why these forums are so great :guitar:

SeijiSensei
December 13th, 2012, 03:26 PM
TBH I wish updates were downloaded via torrent... sometimes the download speeds via Ubuntu servers can be slow during peak times.... it'd be nice to at least have the option...

Just specify a different mirror (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors) in your "Software Sources" (or /etc/apt/sources.list). I use a local university which rarely has performance issues even during peak times.

Primefalcon
December 13th, 2012, 07:42 PM
There is apt-p2p (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/en/man8/apt-p2p.8.html). You have to modify your sources.list file a little, but it should use torrents to get your updates once set up.
Wow thx... I had no clue you could do that! sweet! thank you very much... wonder if it work with the actual distribution updates too... I'll definitely be checking into this!!!!


Just specify a different mirror (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors) in your "Software Sources" (or /etc/apt/sources.list). I use a local university which rarely has performance issues even during peak times.
Could you get up to date Ubuntu updates and security patches using these?

Lars Noodén
December 13th, 2012, 07:48 PM
apt-p2p should work with all the updates, including distribution updates. To my disappointment it won't work for multiple clients on a private network. So if you have a lab of computers, they will all talk with the outside instead of each other.

The mirrors listed should be good for all updates, including security updates. Choose the one with the best connectivity for you.

mastablasta
December 14th, 2012, 08:46 AM
world of tanks game also uses torrets for updates and to get the game. it's a big download so it makes sense. and it is quite fast.

sffvba[e0rt
December 14th, 2012, 08:50 AM
It is like the old saying about guns not killing people...


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linuxcoffeelover
December 15th, 2012, 09:03 AM
Ok my favorite is going to be kat.ph and ubuntu.com seeing how I use ubuntu.com more.