Ever sat at some internet connection (work, school, public library) and thought "Hmm, what about my torrents at my home pc? Any way i can add more torrents to it and have them done before i get home again?"
Original URL: http://blog.gesteves.com/post/84438959/start-bittorrent-downloads-remotely-with-dropbox
Dropbox url: https://www.getdropbox.com (if you add a referral of someone you and your referral both get 250 mb extra to share).
Start BitTorrent downloads remotely with Dropbox.
Hereâ€™s a quick way to start BitTorrent downloads remotely, if youâ€™re using Dropbox. First, make sure Dropbox is installed in the computer where you regularly download your torrents, probably your main computer at home.
Now, most BitTorrent clients have an option to automatically add torrents copied on a certain folder.
What you want to do is set those options to watch your Dropbox folder (or a folder inside your Dropbox, if you want to keep things tidy) for new .torrents, so theyâ€™ll start downloading automatically when a new file appears. Do not, however, set your client to save the resulting download into your Dropbox folder. Save them elsewhere.
Now as long as you keep Dropbox and BitTorrent running, you can start torrents remotely. All you have to do is upload .torrent files to the Dropbox folder from wherever you are, using the web interface, and it should start downloading almost immediately on the other computer.
You don't require dropbox for this if you don't want to. You can also use some ftp connection. As long as your torrent program sees your network mapping you put your torrent files in.
There are other temporary storages than dropbox. There's also http://www.adrive.com/ (50GB), http://www.xdrive.com/, http://www.4shared.com/ (5 GB), http://www.livedrive.com/, etc.