"A friend of mine who's a Linux systems geek as well, was tasked
with building a library of Linux distro ISOs, this involved
downloading tens of ISOs many of which were only offered in torrent
form. Even if that were not the case, it would still be good
practice to download such large binaries from torrent to avoid
loading a certain mirror too much. Anyway, we were chatting about
it, and since where I live bandwidth (especially upload) is a
scarce resource, he was considering paying some service to download
the torrents he needed and convert them to HTTP!
"I mentioned I could build something to do just that in about an
hour! It wouldn't even be complex. Armed with Ensemble I can very
simply launch an EC2 instance, install rtorrent (my fav cli torrent
client) and rtgui (rtorrent Web UI) and have it ready to crunch on
any of your torrenting needs. We both became interested in seeing
how well that would work and so here we go..."
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