Setting up a Seedbox on DigitalOcean/Ubuntu 16.04

Sharing files shouldn’t be this slow.

When some people think of torrents, they think of illegal file transmission, a way to receive and share pirated music, movies, and software. But that quick judgement overlooks the many legitimate uses for torrenting, especially in the open source community. The peer-to-peer nature of these files lowers download server costs for many organizations willing to use them, including large entities including Canonical (Ubuntu), Blizzard Entertainment, NASA, and The Internet Archive, even Facebook and Twitter use it internally to share files between employees. The way these downloads are distributed usually increase download speeds as opposed to downloading from a single source. Continue reading “Setting up a Seedbox on DigitalOcean/Ubuntu 16.04”

Connecting to Your Pi VPN Server (Part 2/2 Updated!)

Setting up your server is only half the battle, connecting is a whole other story.

At this point we’re going to assume you have a VPN server setup and working, either on a Raspberry Pi or another Linux server, like at DigitalOcean (aff. link). Configuration and screenshots will be specifically tuned for our aforementioned Raspberry Pi server, but this should theoretically work on any OpenVPN server installation. Continue reading “Connecting to Your Pi VPN Server (Part 2/2 Updated!)”

Setting Up OpenVPN on a Raspberry Pi 2 (Part 1/2 Updated!)

Connect to a public WiFi network every day? Don’t let hackers get in your way.

Many people who work on the go have to connect to public WiFi networks every day, but did you know that even amateur hackers can see everything you do online with simple tools like Packet Sniffers, available anywhere? Luckily, we can easily mitigate these threats by setting up a VPN server at your own home or workplace.

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