difficulty with .torrent files RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've found and read a few articles even seen an add in for whs to run utorrent as a service. Great....
    Been there done that. Personally i like Bittorent which isn't much different at all but I am not writing for personal preferences.

    ALL I want to be able to do is click a torrent in firefox (on the client machine) and have it automatically show up on my WHS and download it.  I have 2 xp machines and a windows 7 machine all hardwired to a 1000Bt switch wired to/controlled by the router modem I have to use from frontiernet.net  Worst case scenario thow an error up if the server is down or it cant reach the server for whatever reason.

    Is there a guide or a simple way to do this to them? It cant be that hard i got to be missing something .....
    thanks in advance
    Sunday, January 24, 2010 7:41 AM

All replies

  • Nobody's strung all that together for you, as far as I know. If you're handy with a compiler, you could perhaps build something yourself, though.

    Here are the pieces you need:
    • A Firefox add-in. (You want to click a link on a client and have something happen on a different machine.) Possibly you could instead create a program which would serve as the default for opening torrent files, and would forward the request to your server.
    • Some sort of communication channel between your client and your server (this isn't supplied by Windows Home Server), probably supplied by a service on Windows Home Server to queue up your torrent request.
    • A Windows Home Server add-in to monitor the status of torrents (which ones are still downloading, seeding, etc.)

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, January 24, 2010 7:40 PM
  • The closest you can come at the moment is to set up uTorrent according to this guide:


    You can then right click on a saved torrent or save a torrent to a drive share that is being monitored by uTorrent.

    • Proposed as answer by Al West Monday, January 25, 2010 5:36 PM
    Monday, January 25, 2010 5:36 PM