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”