Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Torrent Management system updated

I tested the adder system for my torrent management interface last night and it worked properly. Once I implement the database tie-ins to the various sites that don't have them yet, hosted site owners will be able to add torrents to their pages without needing to contact me.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Planning for a torrent editing Apache module

I've been kicking around the idea of rewriting my php torrent editors, which are currently used on the EAD primary server for download-time torrent editing, as a C++ Apache module. The hard part is probably going to be figuring out the proper Apache API tie-ins and possibly getting the module compiled.

The module's editing will be basic at first and will only be used with sites that need the basic editing (announce and announce-list editing). Once I figure out MySQL for C++ and HTTP downloading, I will work on having it support the more advanced features of my current torrent editor scripts such as the http source database tie-ins.

I'm honestly not sure how performance of the system will change if I use an Apache module instead of PHP.

Developing a PHP/MySQL Torrent Management Interface

Over the past few weeks, I have been working on developing a management interface for my hosted sites. So far I've gotten it all active (including having encrypted passwords for the users), but I haven't gotten any tests for adding torrents to the database yet.

Once I get people to test the interface for adding torrents, I will work on an interface for torrent grouping and reorganizing torrents and groups of torrents.

Shortly after that I will start expanding the hosting offerings of the primary tracker cluster.