I’m trying to setup a bittorrent tracker on a development server so I can learn more about the protocol.

apt-get install libapache2-mod-bt

I think this is it:

http://www.crackerjack.net/mod_bt/mod_bt.html

Its pretty easy to setup on debian, I just ran “a2enmod bt” and the stopped and started apache2.

Duh, took me awhile to figure it out, but I finally used ktorrent to connect to the mod_bt server. In the uploads section, I added my tracker address, then clicked add tracker, and when I visited the mod_bt page again there was some new stuff there!

http://www.dessent.net/btfaq/

http://mail.milwaukeelug.org/wws/arc/mlug-list/2007-10/msg00119.html

http://hightechsorcery.com/2008/02/bittorrent-tracker-debian-and-ubuntu

http://www.docunext.com/wiki/BitTorrent