I am looking for a practical manual on how to work with "web-seeds" and how to incorporate it in a torrent file.
What I think to have learned so far is that a "web-seed" is sort of a back-up for when there are no seeds available any more online.
In that case the torrent by way of its incorporated web-seed directs the down-loader to the on-line copy where the missing bits can be fetched.
It appears to be a great system to provide continuity when seeding and avoids people get stuck half way their downloads. The full online version is only accessed for the missing bits. As a back-up for all in the swarm. Hence the server where this 'super-seed' is hosted is in regular circumstances not stressed much.
Sounds all great but even "seedboxes" don't really mention how it is done. That service looks actually more like a download sluice. I would expect to get an interface allowing to upload files and next an URL to implement into the torrent. I have done (not with Tixati though) by uploading over FTP a file to a folder of my webhosting company; copying its URL and pasting that in Webseed box when creating a torrent. There is however no way to check out if it worked. Further more my web hosting company doesn't like it to be used as storage; except for websites of course.
I contacted a service dedicated to file hosting that provides URLs as desired - with the very question. They first escalated the question and next didn't get back. After enquiring they replied in a single line "We can not reply to this question". (...)
Maybe if the hosting issue get sorted a service will do what I want: implement a webseed into a torrent?
Dropbox could be used but it might be slow and maybe that service isn't neither happy being used as a semi-public hard drive?
I have started on Commodore 64 "home computer" (64k RAM !) and must say this is the first time I can't figure out how to get something done online. Web-seeds really seem to cover the issue of torrents fading out as quick as they often do. I keep my PC on forever but that isn't the best solution; certainly not the most eco-friendly. Let the webseed grow and P2P will blossom.
Any tutorial, lecture or practical advice welcomed.