BitTorrent secrets

talisein talisein at
Fri Sep 29 02:16:06 UTC 2006

On 20:19 Thu 28 Sep     , Colin Kern wrote:
> > > What clients do others use? I've tried the gnome-btdownload that comes...

I use rtorrent, a C++ based terminal app that has a pretty darned small
footprint. It is in universe, although I'm running off the svn repository.
I have a "torrents" folder on my desktop I drag the .torrent file into,
and rtorrent will automatically start downloading it into a default
folder that I move it out of once its finnished. So basically I run it
in a detached screen session and don't have to think about it, while at
the same time not have java running on half my CPU. 

rtorrent does not, however, support the encryption features Azureus does.
Said encryption -might- help with your download speeds - some ISPs are
known to throttle bittorrent traffic. The ethics of avoiding this
throttling is a contentious issue, so I'll leave the decision up to you.

Cheers. :) 

Andrew Potter
talisein at

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