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Contact Information

Owner: Fedora Infrastructure Team

Contact: #fedora-admin, sysadmin-torrent group

Location: ServerBeach


Purpose: Provides the torrent master server for Fedora distribution


The torrent server is hosted at !ServerBeach and is available at

Torrent Release

When you want to add a new torrent to the tracker at you need to take the following steps to have it listed correctly:

  1. login to If you are unable to do so please contact the fedora infrastructure group about access. This procedure requires membership in the torrentadmin group.
  2. upload the files you want to add to the torrent to$yourOrg/
  3. use sha1sum and verify the file you have uploaded matches the source
  4. organize the files into subdirs (or not) as you would like
  5. run /srv/torrent/new/maketorrent [file-or-dir-to-torrent] [file-or-dir-to-torrent]
 # that will generate a .torrent file for you
  1. copy the .torrent file(s) to: /srv/torrent/www/torrents/$yourOrg/
  2. cd to /srv/torrent/torrent-generator/ or /srv/torrent/spins-generator/ (depending on if it is an official release or spins release)
  3. add a .ini file in this directory for the content you'll be torrenting. If you're not doing a normal Fedora release the filename should in the brackes should be "[$yourOrg/File-Of-1.1.torrent]" The format of each section should be:

[Zod-livecd-1-i386.torrent] description=Fedora Core 6 Zod LiveCD 1 iso image for i386. size=683M releasedate=2006-12-22 group=Fedora Core 6 Zod LiveCD 1

  1. mv all files from /srv/torrent/new/$yourOrg into /srv/torrent/btholding/ - this includes the files you uploaded as well as the .torrent files you've created.

Your files will be linked on the website and available on the tracker after this.