Usenet vs Seedbox vs DIY Seedbox VPS

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  1. NoSmokingBandit
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    I used torrent all of my stuff. I got a warning a few weeks ago so I tried to switch to Usenet since SSL hides all of the important stuff. The problem I have with Usenet is that TV shows tend to get removed almost immediately. Often if a show airs at 11pm and I try to grab it the next morning around 7am it will be unavailable. Usenet is also pretty terrible for music unless I'm looking in the wrong places.

    So I was thinking about buying a yearly Usenet account since Black Friday will bring out the best prices of the year. But then I started thinking about a seedbox. They are pretty straightforward, the only downside is the cost.

    Then I thought about a VPS I can turn into a seedbox. I know linux well enough to pull this off. I don't know what the security implications are, since the VPS service will probably happily throw me under the bus if they receive a complaint. But I can get a 80GB storage/ 500gb bandwidth vps for $15/year, which is plenty for me. That price is tempting.

    What do you use/suggest?
     
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    As long as the VPS you're using doesn't instantly cancel your account for pirating, it should be fine.

    Though I'm not sure where you found a VPS that's as low as $15 a year :mellow:
     
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    Planet Earth :P
    I just use demonoid (deepweb version) with peerblock, but if you've already received warnings better watch it
     
  4. NoSmokingBandit
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    Yeah sorry meant to post the deets:
    http://www.ramnode.com/vps.php

    The lowest cost option isn't fantastic, but plenty to get a seedbox going for me. I don't need or necessarily want anything amazing.
     
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    You could also consider, you know, paying for what you take.
     
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    I would suggest that rather than paying for any service at all you use a private torrent tracker. Find someone to give you an invite to one, or go to a forum online to ask for one. I've been using private trackers for tv, movies and music for three years and have never received any kind of warning.

    Also, how do you plan to use a VPS for torrenting with only 12 GB of storage and so little RAM? You'll be hurting more than you expect if you try to use that.
     
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  7. NoSmokingBandit
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    You've changed my mind! You get a gold star, internet vigilante!
    *rude fart sound*

    I've been torrenting for ~10 years now. No warnings until recently. I don't know if they specifically keep an eye on IPs they've warned before or not. My ISP's DHCP release/renew rarely gives me a new IP, so it makes me just a little uneasy.
    Its funny though, I re-downloaded my entire music library in FLAC a while ago using a "private" tracker (with open registration, so not super private) and nobody cared. I grab a few TV episodes from KAT and get a letter. I'd just rather not bother with my ISP.

    The $15/year option is 80gb storage. It has slightly slower data access, but that is not really a big deal. And 128mb ram is plenty to torrent on a linux server. Headless linux is stupidly efficient.
     
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