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To save money, why not make Concen a Magnet link-only site like The Pirate Bay?
01-14-2012, 06:22 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-14-2012, 06:22 AM by Halcyon.)
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To save money, why not make Concen a Magnet link-only site like The Pirate Bay?
Quote:The announcement is bound to lead to confusion and uncertainty among many torrent users, but in reality very little will change for the average Pirate Bay visitor. Users will still be able to download files, but these will now be started through a magnet link instead of a .torrent file.

The Pirate Bay team told TorrentFreak that one of the advantages of the transition to a “magnet site” is that it requires relatively little bandwidth to host a proxy. This is topical, since this week courts in both Finland and the Netherlands ordered local Internet providers to block the torrent site.

Perhaps even better, without the torrent files everyone can soon host a full copy of The Pirate Bay on a USB thumb drive, which may come in handy in the future.

http://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-will-stop-serving-torrents-120112/

We all have compatible clients, and the savings would be tremendous. Would this be possible to do?
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01-14-2012, 08:14 AM,
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RE: To save money, why not make Concen a Magnet link-only site like The Pirate Bay?
I've never used magnet links up until just now. In terms of initiation, nothing appears to have changed - just click the magnet link like one would with a torrent file. A bonus is that no .torrent file is downloaded, although Firefox popped open a dialog asking me which program should be used to open the magnet link, which was easy to set as default.

It'd be interesting to hear about the technical aspects from Yeti of implementing such a system.
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