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December 13, 2011, 06:44:01 PM

 I'd like to host the blockchain via Bittorrent, seed it from my VPS and announce on

 But how do I create a .torrent from rtorrent?

 It's easy to do on the desktop but wasn't so clear from the commandline. I used:
btmakemetafile udp:// ./namecoinDatabase
in the end.

Transmission howto create torrent (desktop):
How to do it from Windows:
The linux Bitcoin & python doesn't seem to be available from the Bittorrent website anymore ( etc is 404) so I used Bittornado

edit... working on it...

I guess now I have to start rtorrent and add that .torrent file?

p.s. if you're thinking of doing this I suggest don't host it on the same machine as one with a live wallet.

Is it working for you?


Already hosted here :p

There should be some checks and measures and more easy for new users to import a blockchain, and md5sum checking too.

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