Hello dear coders,
I have an idea for a "simple" program that i think can be very useful.
Here it is the scenario:
- Many of us have a "home server" which manages all our downloads and stores all our multimedia files. (A Windows machine in my case)
- We work from a different PC (e.g. our laptop) browsing the web and adding download jobs.
- Most downloads (e.g. direct file download, bittorrent or emule links) are triggered just by opening a specific URL
- We don't want to start the direct/P2P download in our actual PC (e.g. the laptop), but at the remote home server
Right now, there is no simple solution for this. If you want to start the download in the remote PC, you have to start a remote desktop connection to your home server or manage your P2P program through its web UI and start the download manually, which is quite cumbersome.
So, the request is pretty obvious
¿Would it be possible to implement some kind of program which will forward our local download requests so they will be started at the remote home server automatically?
It would probably require:
- a small daemon at the home server which will wait for download requests
- a "request forwarder" program which will associate itself with e.g. emule/bittorrent URLs in our laptop and will forward opening requests to the remote home server.
Of course there could be other solutions. For example, the "request forwarder" could do all the work by starting a ssh session in the background with the remote Windows server and starting the file download on his own.
Well, is there any brave coder who could provide a solution?
Thank you very much!!