i saw this question:
And now i got the idea of making torrents for sharing our firmwares. Torrents can reach much higher speeds than the free uploading websites and don't have a download limit like box or dropbox, so we can share the ics ftf faster for example. It can also be used for custom rom's or other large files.
Please let me know if you would seed. I think we need at least 10 people to reach decent download speeds.
I know how to make torrents, so that won't be a problem. Legal stuff: I don't think sharing via torrents is more illegal than uploading it to/downloading it from a website. It is probably officially illegal to share any stock firmware without sony knowing.
So here's my /firmwares folder from flashtool, and i'm seeding right now!
(click the torrent icon to download from box.net)
for downloading i recommend vuze, since i use it myself and have tested it with vuze too (and it's super sleek ).