I was recently reminded that because I was so busy this year and didn’t make it to SXSW, that I had forgotten about the SXSW Bit Torrent. I went looking and it didn’t take long to find that some had indeed put one together for 2009.
I was quickly reminded that the AirPort Extreme Base Station by default protects me from the wilds of the Internet and to get the torrent running you have to bypass the ports and directly map them to your inside computer.
I found an old write-up to tell me how to do it, but it’s very out of date. I figured it out from there, but anyone who’s non-technical likely couldn’t.
I’m not going to take the time right now to explain the details again. But you should be able to follow his text and my screen shots to get the gritty work done and allow you to bypass your default firewall with the current 5.4.1 Airport Utility.
A few days from now I’ll have more music than I need and it will likely take me months to sift through it all. But I do have a new, big media drive just waiting.
So, here are the screen shots, if you have any questions, let me know!