Just back from a run but this is so kewl what Brett O’Connor has done with seeding torrents using Amazon EC2 - I’ve been checking out the different seedbox business models and players - where u basically lease torrents, via getting 3rd party “seedboxes” to get yer torrent files for u and upload in seconds/minutes the necessary ratio for u to keep your tracker membership (which can be really annoying) Check players such as Seedboxhosting.com and SeedM8.com
P2P blog summarise : “Torrentflux is usually installed on so-called seedboxes - servers that are solely used for downloading and seeding torrents. Seedboxes cost anywhere between 30 and 300 dollars per month, depending on whether you’re talking about shared or dedicated servers and various bandwidth and disk space restrictions.” Anyway as Amazon is so cheap/performance based etc - why not get the world’s biggest etailer to download, seed and store the latest from Hollywood, games/film studios and record labels. Awesome.
Negatendo : “So then why not then move Bittorrent out of the home/office and into the cloud? This weekend I was able to do just that with great success. Using Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and TorrentFlux (a web-based Bittorrent manager which runs on top of Bit Tornado). I created a web-based, open-source Bittorrent “machine” that liberated my network and leveraged Amazon’s instead. I can access it from anywhere, uploading Torrent files from wherever, and manage them from my iPhone. I also pay only for what I use - which by my estimates will hopefully be less than $30 per month (That was a quick and not-so-thorough estimate. For some silly reason I didn’t account for the fact that the instance was probably going to have to be on all of the time. Once I gather some real data on how much it costs be sure and update this post. I agree it’s probably going to be over $75/month. Real data to follow.) And the best part? My ratio is maintained while my Left 4 Dead games speed along without any annoying lag.”