This service has been shut down as of 2014-09-15.

There is not much use so the torrents don't give you much improved speed anyway, and there is big delay before torrents are available since the torrent is generated on my remote host and not directly on planet.openstreetmap.org site where it would be much more efficient (see OSM tickets 1725 and 137) than this proof of concept. And bandwidth and disk space cost me (as does ocasional fix to keep things working), and since not much people seem to use/seed this, I have decided to shut it down. Thanks everybody for the ride!

Anyone willing to pick it up if welcome to do so, all the files are available here.
You can contact me at mnalis-osmtorrent _AT_ voyager.hr if you're interested in picking this up.

What follows is for historical purposes only...

More information might (perhaps) be found at OSM wiki (also see talk page).
The planets are licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0 (older ones) and ODbL 1.0 (newer ones, after Sep/2012).
More information about licensing can be found here

There is now RSS feed available for monitoring new torrents!
(there are third-party instructions on how to setup RSS with rtorrent, or your bittorrent client may have RSS functionality built-in). Or, you might simply want to download latest planet.osm.bz2.torrent. »
Alternatively, as of Feb/2012, smaller PBF format is available: planet.osm.pbf.torrent. »

Bittorrent client which supports webseed is recommended (but should not be required if everything is functioning down here :) Or you may be using tool like Osm2Garmin which integrates this functionality.

Note: planet-120822 will be last planet to be licensed under CC-BY-SA, see here for more details.

You can also download script used to make this torrent and RSS feed (requires bash, wget, fuser, mktorrent) , or you can also browse all the stuff (for alternative torrents, post-process stuff like RSS etc)

Please direct all feedback to mnalis-osmtorrent _AT_ voyager.hr
(You can visit this site via both IPv4 and IPv6)