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Start torrent downloads remotely
Authored by: romahony on Jan 05, '07 12:56:38PM

ssh ing into your machine at home or where ever can be alot harder due to networking. So basically my hint is just the ichat transfer and then to let a bit torrent client download it. It is a easy solution if you dont have a static ip or NAT'd

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Good point
Authored by: Mr. E. on Jan 08, '07 07:46:48AM
I'm not knocking the hint. I think it's great. If you can't SSH into your machine, or just don't want to, this hint is excellent. Before moving to an SSH/command line solution, I tried to come up with a solution using the GUI tools I had, and didn't come up anything nearly this elegant. In fact, I had to use VNC protocols to see my home screen and manipulate some things, which is also probably not viable for people who can't SSH in from work. But since I can SSH in, I find the command line to be excellent, because I can also check on the torrent's progress, and I can set a different destination file for each torrent. The VNC solution allowed for this, too, but once the torrent client started up, VNC was very slow as it competed for bandwidth. Another bonus of your solution is that it seems it would also work for just about any file you wanted to download. Even if you can SSH in, I find some files are tricky to download using curl, although that may be a failing of my use of curl, but I find that any url with terms appended to the end (...php?id=123;title="twentyfour") needs to be parsed out for curl, but I believe the chat clients handle these files gracefully.

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