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davidnzdavidnz Member
edited August 2012 in General

Any VPS Providers allow them?

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  • gsrdgrdghdgsrdgrdghd Member without signature

    Legal or illegal torrents?

  • JackJack Member

    Most providers do for "legal" torrents

  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    Nope. We block torrents at network level.

  • I know we allow legal torrents as long as you come to presales. If you just sign up and start using torrent programs with nothing on record of your account saying you are allowed to use it for X then you will likely get warned then suspended if no reply.

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  • TazTaz Disabled

    Most provider do not allow leeching/seeding both in case of legal and illegal usage due to the random I/o spike. However, if you are simply planning to link torrents like piratebay but only legal ones, almost every provider should allow that.

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  • JarJar Member

    My clients are more than welcome to torrent. Legal only. I'm not going to police it, but if you get a DMCA notice then that's it, no more torrents for you. I think that's reasonable.

  • gsrdgrdghdgsrdgrdghd Member without signature

    @joodle what's offshore for you?

  • @gsrdgrdghd said: @joodle what's offshore for you?

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  • RandyRandy Disabled

    I Think he means that the host/dc simply ignore take down notices?

  • JackJack Member

    @Randy said: I Think he means that the host/dc simply ignore take down notices?

    They can't really ignore them.

  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    isn't it that torrent eats too much iops?

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  • budingyunbudingyun Member
    edited August 2012

    Some provider just okay with private tracker. Most DMCA complaint happen when user use public tracker.

  • GaryGary Member

    Depends how conscientious the user is. On a LEB you should really throttle things and keep an eye on your disk and BW usage.

    "Offshore" is a term used on digitalpoint, wjunction and the shadier places hosts advertise. It's meant to mean "beyond the reach of the law" but as the Demonoid thing proved (they were hosted in .UA), the powers that be will get you no matter where you are.

  • MrAndroidMrAndroid Member
    edited August 2012

    I only allow them on European servers, saves having to deal with the DMCA. Although I only permit 'legal'.

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  • @Gary said: "Offshore" is a term used on digitalpoint, wjunction and the shadier places hosts advertise.

    Offshore is a terrible word, because not everyones offshore is going to be the same.

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  • If you don't get (too much) DMCA, don't use 100/1000Mbit all the time and don't rape the I/O we don't care.

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  • JarJar Member

    @MrLabradoodle said: Offshore is a terrible word, because not everyones offshore is going to be the same.

    Since nearly everyone is concerned about DMCA notices for pirating U.S. content, I'd say "off-shore" still means something, but that's just me.

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  • TaylorTaylor Member
    edited August 2012

    @corpus said: seedbox providers recomendations?

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    Be respectful and get a vps instead. I do not want abusive seedboxes on my node :P

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  • TheHackBoxTheHackBox Member
    edited August 2012

    @corpus said: seedbox providers recomendations?

    This is not a VPS but http://whatbox.ca seems to be good.

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  • @William said: If you don't get (too much) DMCA, don't use 100/1000Mbit all the time and don't rape the I/O we don't care.

    Out of curiosity, how do you limit your I/O usage? I thought most torrent download clients stage writes as each torrent piece is finished, so is it just seeding that's usually a problem?

  • We don't, but we monitor it and if needed use internal tools to limit it on a per KVM (on KVM) or per process (on VRS) base.

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  • BuyVM does with their CA IP's.

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  • It's more for private. using something like torrentflux. to be able to access it from anywhere. my internet is crap so it's maybe one torrent a week

  • @davidnz Get a BuyVM server - tell support you want to use torrents, they'll be ok with it.

  • @DanialM omg virgin media throttling, then you pull the same move.

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  • Some torrenters think they are on a dedicated server and do nothing to respect the neighbours on the same node :-(

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  • I haven't had any problems torrenting on BuyVM. Then again they are all legal and I'm not thrashing the disk or network.

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