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March 18, 2006

Getting Sheep by BitTorrent

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If you are on windows try the 2.6.6 from David McGrath with BitTorrent built-in.

On Linux v2.6.5 supports using Azureus with its RSS Plugin to download sheep. Configure it to drop the torrents from the feed directly into "~/.sheep".

On Mac you can use azureus like on linux, but you have to move the sheep into your cache directory manually.

If you have a firewall then you must forward ports 6881 to 6889 for BitTorrent to work properly. Or you can configure the client to use a different port range. Posted by spot at March 18, 2006 02:03 PM

Comments
I need help getting sheep Posted by: Blog at March 27, 2006 01:08 PM
i want to try this Posted by: natalie Schaefer at March 27, 2006 03:10 PM
How do I fix my ES? I have a WinXP, I am getting connecting to server error. Any help? Posted by: oif3bill at April 1, 2006 04:13 PM
i have been trying to get downloads of any sort, and 24 hours after i started i checked the app support/electric sheep folder to find a folder called "gen202" which had zero kb in it! why has this not been 'filling up'? i tried this about 3-4 years ago, and nothing happened then either i am using a mac running 10.4.6, and have a cable internet link that runs at upto 10Mb/sec Posted by: ashy at April 21, 2006 03:04 AM
f Posted by: smile at April 26, 2006 09:38 AM
GOOD VERY GOOD IT┤EFFECT THE SHOPED Posted by: ZERATTI at April 29, 2006 09:46 AM
Can I use Azureus under WinXP? which save path should I set it to use? Posted by: PovAddict at May 11, 2006 06:55 PM
under win xp usually: c:\WINDOWS\system32\electricsheep-cache\mpeg Posted by: spot at May 12, 2006 12:36 AM
fantastic!!! Posted by: james at May 24, 2006 03:44 AM
Error - Azureus OS X v2.4.0.2: The RSS feed plugin gives me this error when I try to add the RSS url: "Contents invalid - bar header" Posted by: Demetrius at May 27, 2006 08:56 PM
Excellent!! :) It's what we was needing! Thank you all.. Posted by: Leandro Ardissone at May 28, 2006 09:51 AM
I downloaded the exe file to my desktop. Then I ran it, and installed electric sheep. How do I use azureus to get more sheep? I use azureus, but how do I put something on azureus to download the sheep? Posted by: Anonomys at June 8, 2006 06:22 AM
if you have windows then you don't need to use azureus, it has bittorrent builtin. that's for mac and linux users. Posted by: spot at June 8, 2006 07:39 AM
hello Posted by: duncan at June 25, 2006 08:07 AM
it dumps them in ~/.sheep// on my linux box. Therefore electricsheep doesn't reads them. Posted by: NESFreak at July 5, 2006 09:03 AM
these patterns seem alive it is pretty spooky acctualy. this whole thing has the idea of harmless fun and artistically being one with each other on some level that everyone desires. but something about this seems very disturbing and that the whole idea is giving birth to a new entity this could be such a great thing or it could be the complete demise of human existance Posted by: charles u farley at July 8, 2006 11:21 PM
ojala sea weno esta cosa lei un poco sobre ella y hay muy buenos comentarios Posted by: german at July 13, 2006 12:46 PM
I just started using this, but so far its the same sheep over and over and over and over.. you get the idea.. lasts about, i dont know 10 seconds or so, then the same one again.. I was under the impression there would be more?? Or does it take much longer than.. I think.. an hour.. or so.. its run so far.. am I just impatient?? ~wrx Posted by: wendyrx at July 23, 2006 11:50 PM
are you using the windows beta version or mac osx? the windows beta uses bittorrent and after the first couple the sheep come in batches that take a couple of hours to download. if you are running the mac version, then you are using the coral cache. if you are not getting sheep it means the bandwidth limits for your area have been exceeded, and you may have to wait a day before the limits come off. if you are running the windows beta with bittorrent, then you should get a good stream of sheep if you are patient. without bittorrent it's a crapshot -- it works for some and not for others. good luck & patience :) Posted by: spot at July 24, 2006 12:02 AM
Yeah, I am running the windows beta with bittorrent, and what do ya know?! I went to bed and when I woke up.. SHEEP! heheh Shoulda known all I'd have to do is go to bed and start countin', eh?! lol Thanks so much for the response though, I'm glad someone is paying attention! =) ~Wendy http://reverb1.com/piscesfly or http://myspace.com/piscesfly or http://wendyrx.stumbleupon.com/about/ Posted by: wendyrx at July 24, 2006 10:20 AM
Is there a way to manually download sheep and add them to your cache? I don't know when the next time I'm going to have hours to wait for sheep. And at night my wife uses the computer so there is no time there. Posted by: Jester at August 17, 2006 01:00 PM
The folder Gen202 doesnt fill up. it says it has zero kb in it even after a day. why arent i getting the sheep? Posted by: David Weber at October 30, 2006 12:38 PM
I'm behind a corporate firewall and opening up ports 6881 ~ 6889 is impossible. 8( Any way out? Thanks! Posted by: Snappy! at November 2, 2006 12:03 AM
The Software for mac works very bad. Is it only a windows opportunity? Posted by: ° at March 16, 2007 11:46 AM
I just started using this, but so far its the same sheep over and over and over and over.. you get the idea.. lasts about, i dont know 10 seconds or so, then the same one again.. I was under the impression there would be more?? Or does it take much longer than.. I think.. an hour.. or so.. its run so far.. am I just impatient?? Posted by: Nave at May 24, 2007 01:44 PM
I downloaded the exe file to my desktop. Then I ran it, and installed electric sheep. How do I use azureus to get more sheep? Posted by: Mikko at June 4, 2007 11:32 AM
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