File Distribution

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Purpose

For computer related events where you are trying to distribute large quantities of static data such as security conference materials or rainbow tables, these are setups that have worked for me.

Bittorrent

Tracker

This section is on building a simple tracker that can be used for your local torrents.

Creating Torrents

Program I used

Chunk size

DNS vs IP
If you have control over a DNS address, it makes it viable to move network to network and you can just update the DNS to point at the new (even internal) IP. When dealing with huge torrents this is a great option because it keeps you from having to edit or recreate the torrent if the tracker changes places.

FTP

I use proftpd with anonymous login, no write permissions, and 100 user limit (most people use clients that open multiple connections)

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