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legendary
Activity: 1708
Merit: 1001
August 16, 2010, 10:38:16 PM
#5

Consider the alternative of mybitcoin.com. It is a client portable to any web browser. You could keep the account/password in your head instead of on a stick. If you want to transact with another mybitcoin account the transaction is immediate too.


I already have a mybitcoin.com account, but I'd still like to have one running one my thumbdrive.  And now I do, thanks to the many suggestions that I have already received.
lfm
full member
Activity: 196
Merit: 100
August 16, 2010, 08:39:35 PM
#4
I need a portable bitcoin client, one that can reside entirely on a USB thumbdrive.  I would prefer to be able to run under both GNU/Linux or Windoze, but Windoze I need. 

Can the client reach out from within a network, even if the ports are blocked?  Is it possible to configure a client to reach out using a different port number and succeed?  I can use port 443 almost anywhere, but the high ports are blocked in most of the places that I can get Internet service in public.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.



Consider the alternative of mybitcoin.com. It is a client portable to any web browser. You could keep the account/password in your head instead of on a stick. If you want to transact with another mybitcoin account the transaction is immediate too.
newbie
Activity: 11
Merit: 0
August 16, 2010, 09:17:26 AM
#3
You can specify the data directory using scripts (AFAIK you can't use a shortcut on Windows because it requires an absolute path to the .exe).

Shell script for Linux (make executable with "chmod a+x scriptname"):
Code:
#!/bin/sh
bitcoin -datadir=./data

Batch script for Windows (save as *.bat or *.cmd):
Code:
bitcoin -datadir=.\data

If you know how to do it, you can also apply gavinandresen's port/rpcport patch or wait for it to be included in the official client (may take a while).
sr. member
Activity: 294
Merit: 251
Firstbits: 1duzy
August 14, 2010, 05:47:29 AM
#2
You can already run entirely from the USB drive using the -datadir command line parameter.
I don't know if you can specify alternate ports yet, there has been discussion about implementing this, but you can proxy through an arbitrary port.
See: http://www.bitcoin.org/wiki/doku.php?id=man_page for more information.



legendary
Activity: 1708
Merit: 1001
August 13, 2010, 06:04:02 PM
#1
I need a portable bitcoin client, one that can reside entirely on a USB thumbdrive.  I would prefer to be able to run under both GNU/Linux or Windoze, but Windoze I need. 

Can the client reach out from within a network, even if the ports are blocked?  Is it possible to configure a client to reach out using a different port number and succeed?  I can use port 443 almost anywhere, but the high ports are blocked in most of the places that I can get Internet service in public.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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