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How to create private torrents?

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:01 am
by jerry1970
I am trying to share some files privately. Some documenbtation tells me to skip the Torrent Details part, so not adding any trackers.

I am sharing from an Ubuntu machine where Deluge works perfectly using normal public trackers and private trackers like Dimeadozen and Trader's Den.

But when I create a torrent file for a folder and try and add it to Deluge, it doesn't show up at all.
When I open the torrent on another machine (Windows) it is added to Deluge but doesn't start.

Where's documentation that makes it work?

Thanks!

Re: How to create private torrents?

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:51 am
by jerry1970
I got something working when I didn't check the Private box and added an open tracker:
udp://tracker.opentrackr.org:1337/announce
It works on my other machine, but it doesn't work for someone else who is helping me test this.

I don't care whether the torrent is private or not, just want to send a torrent file to one or a few people to share some files.

Re: How to create private torrents?

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 6:42 pm
by fmar
Hi jerry1970

When you create the torrent just tick the checkbox "Set Private Flag" and you get a private torrent.
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As for the torrent creation, uploading, seeding etc. I would recommend looking it up on Wikibooks, Wikihow or Reddit. No offense intended.

Anyway, you definitely would need a tracker to announce your torrent. Alternatively you could share the torrent file and see if you could connect to each other with DHT.

Re: How to create private torrents?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 8:57 am
by jerry1970
fmar wrote:Hi jerry1970
As for the torrent creation, uploading, seeding etc. I would recommend looking it up on Wikibooks, Wikihow or Reddit. No offense intended.

Anyway, you definitely would need a tracker to announce your torrent. Alternatively you could share the torrent file and see if you could connect to each other with DHT.


Thanks! (And no offense taken, I just couldn't fit all the different info together to make it working.)
OK, I'll look into the DHT thing.
Thanks

Re: How to create private torrents?

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:47 pm
by fmar
There are also several lists of public trackers availabe, such as this one. But I don't know if all the trackers respect the private flag.