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I use Apache on my machine to share some files over office network.

How can I host them over torrent instead of sending them over http?

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But torrents are illegal! –  ta.speot.is Jun 26 '11 at 6:37
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What? its just a protocol.. how can a protocol be illegal? –  Lazer Jun 26 '11 at 6:54
    
Torrents are not a protocol, but BitTorrrent is. Some USA courts have shut down torrent servers/sites based on their ruling that hosting torrents that link to illegal content shared by others is in fact illegal....pastemagazine.com/articles/2011/01/… –  Moab Jun 26 '11 at 15:37
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There is no such thing as a torrent server - you can create a torrent using your torrent client, add a tracker to improve reliability and then share it. You could probably use the apache server as a webseed - but you're trying not to use the web server, right?

In this specific case though, the speeds you get over the office network are likely to be faster than using torrents - you MIGHT be able to use a local tracker, and have it serve out local IP addresses, but its still not going to be very efficient. torrents are designed for anonymous, high reliability sharing at decent speeds - regular file sharing over lan might end up being faster.

I'd suggest looking at webdav or rsync instead.

If you want it really fast.. nothing beats good ol sneakernet

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