January 30, 2009

Nexenta supports debtorrent

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Debtorrent on Nexenta"]Debtorrent on Nexenta[/caption]

Find your packages downloading slow on Nexenta? Debtorrent is a technology that brings bittorrent to apt packaging system. We've added support for debtorrent on nexenta.org, so you can now seed packages you download for others.. this makes download faster for users living near you.

Setting up

To setup debtorrent, simply run

apt-get install debtorrent

Now tha you have debtorrent running (by default on port 9988, add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.lst

deb debtorrent://localhost:9988/apt.nexenta.org hardy-unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src debtorrent://localhost:9988/apt.nexenta.org hardy-unstable main contrib non-free

Debtorrent is intelligent enough to fallback to normal http mode if debtorrent doesnt work (or there is no one seeding the required package)

Advanced configuration

Debtorrent works great in a LAN environment. So one PC would use the above configuration, and the rest would connect to this single one.


Full instructions for setting up can be found on our debtorrent page.

To learn more about debtorrent, visit its homepage.