I have been looking for a how to make a torrent article for a while now. And over at Linux.com it looks like I have finally cracked it. , Mayank Sharma has written Create your own distribution torrents.
The BitTorrent protocol is in the process of changing how people share large amounts of data. The key word is share, it works by enabling users to download fragments of a large file from other users simultaneously, rather than waiting for one file to complete, thus speeding the download process. As a result, many popular Linux distributions have started releasing their ISOs through torrents. And it’s not only Linux, Microsoft are talking about using it for distributing their software and the movie industry is looking at it for online distribution, I leave aside the fact that Pirate Bay already seems to have that particular job well in hand.
It doesn’t look all that hard, I’ll let you know how it turns out.