Is it possible to transfer files via a bittorrent client, in a way thats private? Maybe I have to install my own "tracker" server. Is this possible? and safe? I was looking at torrents as a general purpose solution to my file transfer problem.


You can set up a private tracker, but I don't think BT will suit your particular problem. BT is best suited to distributing the same large file to a large group of people; it really isn't intended to be used for sending a few files to a single person.

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    You could use BT to share a few files to a few computers – Rory Feb 1 '10 at 16:11

Maybe you should have a look at this article?


If you can setup a BT server why can't you set up an FTP server (did i miss something) ? :)

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