Will DreamHost allow it’s customers to run bittorrent trackers on thier servers? To be more specific, will you allow customers to run the tracking service, and allow uploads of .torrent files to the server?
"Customer may only use DreamHost Webhosting’s Server for lawful purpose. Transmission of any material in violation of any Country, Federal, State or Local regulation is prohibited. To this effect, child pornography is strictly prohibited as well as housing any copyrighted information on DreamHost Webhosting’s Server for the purpose of illegal distribution or infringement.
Customer agrees to not have any content on their site that advocates, sells or in any way makes available tools or methods to send unsolicited e-mail or usenet postings (spam), or to use DreamHost Webhosting’s Servers for relaying unsolicited e-mail or usenet postings, or to use unsolicited e-mail or usenet postings to advertise for their site hosted at dreamhost. Any complaint we receive about a violation of this or the preceding two points will be taken very seriously and will result in immediate account cancellation without a refund." - TOS
Uploading .torrent files should be Ok, and I know we were talking about adding the appropriate MIME types for them.
However, running the trackers is generally not allowed. If you have questions about a specific program or service you’d like to run, contact support directly.
FYI, not all files in the bittorrent network are illegal files.
Bittorrent could even ease the bandwidth burden on the server for large shared files.
How come running BT trackers are not allowed?
Are PHP based BT trackers also not allowed?