podcast getting programs?

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at shellworld.net
Thu Nov 12 10:38:44 UTC 2009

The screen program is going to be used by podracer.sh to do its work. 
It's a documented dependency and I suspect is used along with bittorrent 
so the script can capture and properly parse bittorrent output.  The thing 
is, I've never heard of a dos-based bittorrent client though either.On 
Wed, 11 Nov 2009, Chris Brannon wrote:

> Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> In addition to djgpp, a dos version of python would be needed of the
>> correct version as well as the screen program and a dos version of
>> bittorrent.  Also, bittorrent will not work over dial up.
> Why would someone need screen for this?
> BitTorrent works fine over PPP.  It's just a protocol on top of UDP and TCP.
> It won't work if you aren't able to exchange IP datagrams with the thing
> at the other end of your connection, I.E., if you are connecting to
> a shell account.  The same applies to HTTP or any other TCP/IP protocol,
> and that's why shell accounts are so limiting.
> I've never needed BitTorrent for downloading podcasts.  OTOH, I don't
> do the podcast thing all that much, so maybe I've managed not to run across
> one of the many that do use it.
> Granted, I'd really be surprised if someone is using a podcatcher on DOS,
> hence the use of words like "perhaps" in my original post!
> Peace,
> -- Chris
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