I have torrents blocked in my office. Was wondering whether there are any sites which allow to download torrents to their server so that we can download them via HTTP.
If I have my home system running, can I get the files downloaded from my office?
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If you have Dropbox, you could use it to remotely start BitTorrent downloads. Basically what you do is set up your BitTorrent client at home to automatically start downloads when .torrent files are added to a folder inside your Dropbox, and then you add .torrent files to that folder from your office via the Dropbox web UI and they'll automatically start on the other side.
If your office has blocked torrent activity, there has to be a good reason.
It is usually not just about bandwidth utilization.
Meanwhile, if you have a home machine active while you are at work, you can control it to work torrents.
This leaves the office network disconnect with the torrent traffic itself.
It becomes entirely your responsibility.
The purpose of the bit torrent protocol is just to be able to distribute the bandwidth across all the peers. What you're suggesting defeats that purpose.
The best you can do is indeed like @nik suggests try to control your home machine (using something like LogMeIn) and download the torrents there.
What you described is called a torrent relay. You can run a relay on your own server or use one of the public relay services.
An example of a public torrent relay is www.torrentrelay.com. Their claim is:
Download your torrents to any device that supports viewing web pages (just like this one does).
The basic service is free, but it is restricted to 500 KBps. If you want more you will have to pay them.
According to this article there is also a way to (ab)use ImageShack as torrent relay.
I've gotten around some restrictions with Free Download Manager. But, don't blame me if you get fired for leaching your company bandwidth. :)
If you have a virtual private server, than you can install a command line torrent client on that like rtorrent and download the completed torrents via http in office, but if its shared hosting, it can get your hosting account blocked. If you dont want to use cli client, install torrentflux on your webserver, it has a nice webgui
I'm providing the following information as knowledge and do not intend it to be used for any illegal or malicious activities :). I'm assuming you are on a windows machine. In that case you can download a free software called bitvise tunnelier. If you have an external SSH account, you could use the software to ssh to it and use port forwarding and setup a socks server on your computer. You could then set the proxy settings on your torrent client to use socks proxy and set the host as 127.0.0.1 and the port as the one that tunnelier is listening on. This will get torrents to work (also you can set the same proxy settings in your browser to access blocked websites). If on linux, run this:
ssh -D PORT user@external-ssh-server
and in your torrent client/browser set the host as 127.0.0.1 and the port as PORT. Hope this helps.