Skip to content is up and running again 2

After venager just shut me down without a warning (before that i get kicked out by hetzner), there was some time my tracker was offline. Now it's back again and is hosted by hosteurope. I'm really curios how long. I just hope there're some guys in this company which understand that filesharing is not a crime. is up and running again

Two weeks ago Hetzner shutdown my tracker and the whole machine with 3 Xen instances on it. First they wanted to know what kind of service produces so much abusemails (about 107 in 3 months). I answered them that I'm running a bittorent tracker and that it's completely legal. The answer from Hetzner was short: P2P is forbidden by our terms. I'm kinda wondering if they know what P2P means. I mean a tracker is just an HTTP server on some crude port.

After two weeks being offline, I found a very nice hoster called vanager. I spoke with the company representants last week in Berlin at LinuxTag. They offered everyone who were visiting LinuxTag 6 month free VPS testing. I asked them if they have a problem with me running an opentracker on their server. They assured me that i can do it and they won't be abused by the masses of abuse mails, that such service produces. Yesterday I registered a VPS at vanager and since then the tracker is up and running again.

It seems like I didn't loose the users at all. Just 5 minutes after fixing DNS, dozens of connections appeared in iftop. I'm glad to offer the tracker service again and hope it will run awhile without the interference of some strange support folks who don't understand the difference between peer to peer and http.

Bittorrent Tracker

Yesterday I set up opentracker on my new dedicated machine , so you can now announce your torrents to this tracker Here is also an simple tracker site

Please use it in your torrentfiles and spread the word about it. I want to see how the tracker generates more and more traffic.

Downgrading ruby to 1.8.6 on Debian

I'm using Debian Lenny on my PowerBook. The ruby version which is shipped with lenny is 1.8.7.Today I wanted to try the metasploit framework, but it needs ruby version 1.8.6. After a little bit chatting in the channel a solution was found.

You have to add the following lines to your /etc/apt/source.list:
deb pool ruby1.8 deb-src pool ruby1.8

Now you can install the ruby packages from the snapshot mirrors. I installed the latest 1.8.6 version of ruby1.8 and libruby1.8
sudo aptitude install ruby1.8= libruby1.8=

To prevent aptitude of upgrading the packages you have to set them on hold:
sudo aptitude hold ruby1.8 libruby1.8

Ich lebe noch

Ja ich bin noch am leben. Ich hatte bloss in den letzten Monaten wenig Zeit gehabt. Erst war ich auf einer Interrail Tour quer durch Europa, danach war ich privat und geschäftlich viel zu beschäftigt. Nun hoffe plane ich wieder mit das Bloggen fortsetzen.