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(I hope this is the right section, I was unsure of best place for it)

Here is what I would like to accomplish.

Find and select torrent on one of my "terminal" pc's
Somehow send the .torrent file to my server which will proceed to download, save to networked storage and continue seeding.

Has anyone done or know how to do anything like this?

I refuse to have torrent software on my laptop due to normally being on wifi and its lack of 247 uptime.

I have been searching but everything winds up leading me to "how to forward ports on your router" which I am perfectly capable of.
Edited by Tw34k - 3/24/11 at 3:02pm
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Remote login to your server and start it that way or use the web UI after placing the files in a shared directory. Must be a lot of linux distros...
    
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uTorrent Webui?

You can also set uTorrent to monitor a folder for torrents and auto add them to the list, then you can setup a network drive on your PC and have that folder being monitored.
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Lets say I am on ocn and someone links a torrent of some background pictures they created

(this situation happened earlier today)

I want to download them but im on my desktop or laptop somewhere. Right now what I have to do is open teamviewer copy the link address on my local pc and paste it into the browser on the server then open the page and click download torrent.

I would prefer to be able to send some command to my server telling it I want the torrent at this address without having to open up a remote connection. I know I am probably being overly critical and possibly a bit lazy but I hate having to copy and paste web urls through teamviewer. I just wish there was a easy way to find what i want to download on one pc and through one simple command tell the server to download it.
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post #5 of 23
uTorrent WebUI would work, just download the latest version of uTorrent and go into preferences to setup WebUI.

Basically if there is a torrent I want to download, I right click the link in Firefox and click Copy link to clipboard, then I go to my server ip, and login, then just click add a torrent and paste it into the prompt and click OK.
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post #6 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tw34k View Post
(I hope this is the right section, I was unsure of best place for it)

Here is what I would like to accomplish.

Find and select torrent on one of my "terminal" pc's
Somehow send the .torrent file to my server which will proceed to download, save to networked storage and continue seeding.

Has anyone done or know how to do anything like this?

I refuse to have torrent software on my laptop due to normally being on wifi and its lack of 247 uptime.

I have been searching but everything winds up leading me to "how to forward ports on your router" which I am perfectly capable of.
Look up Deluge, you can run the daemon that downloads the files on one machine, and then add and control torrents via clients (the normal deluge software - it is the same as if you were doing it on your local PC) seamlessly over the network, or via the webui on any web-capable device. Generally this is better than the WebUI as you get the full deluge interface exactly as you would if you were running on your normal PC, and can just get your browser to open the .torrent file in deluge, and it'll send it to the daemon to download.

Another option would be to use some kind of auto-syncing software (Dropbox, rsync) and torrent software that supports auto-adding from a directory (again, Deluge does, as do many other clients).
Edited by lattyware - 3/24/11 at 3:55pm
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µTorrent WebUI or Transmission web server will both do this. You can choose either from the Amahi App Store for your Amahi Home Server.
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Thanks everyone for the input, rep all around.

I will look into some of these options soon and try and post back with results.
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Originally Posted by Darkknight512 View Post
uTorrent Webui?

You can also set uTorrent to monitor a folder for torrents and auto add them to the list, then you can setup a network drive on your PC and have that folder being monitored.
That is what I do. I just copy the .torrent from my DL folder to the 'auto' network folder. I use Deluge and VMware.
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post #10 of 23
It can also be done using a custom rss feed.

I personally download on my desktop Omce it's done it copies to my WHS and continues seeding.
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