A peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used for distributing large amounts of data over the Internet. Tag should be only used for questions on installing and configuring BitTorrent clients for Ubuntu.

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Setting up a Tracker with Opentracker

I'm trying to run my tracker for the first time. I'd followed the instructions on (https://erdgeist.org/arts/software/opentracker/) and when I run ./opentracker it seems to be working (no error or ...
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How to exclude files in torrent from download?

Is it possible to exclude certain files within a torrent from downloading using the Transmission client? I can't seem to be able to find any such option. If I go to Properties → Files, there are no ...
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Ktorrent torrents with 15(18) in the seeders column status is stalled

I'm using ktorrent and see torrents with 15 (18) in the seeders column yet it's status is stalled.Does anyone know why that is? Am I doing something wrong?
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Tremendously slow torrent speeds on Ubuntu 14.04 as compared to 12.04

I have a few seedboxes running Ubuntu 12.04 then I decided to try one on 14.04 and noticed that I could only slowly creep up to about 20mbps on the giga connection. I tried this with 2 different ...
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Bittorrent Clients Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 32bit

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (read - noob) and am finding it very difficult to determine if there is a BT client with the "Remove Torrent, Remove + Delete Torrent, Remove + Delete Torrent + Data" options ...
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dht.dat and resume.dat files in the home directory?

I am a complete novice to Ubuntu. I have the following issue: I have a bunch of files such as rss.dat, dht.dat, dht_feed.dat and resume.dat in my Home directory, which are somehow created ...
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Limit privileges for download folder

In Windows, I was able to use the ICACLS utility to set files/folders with a lower integrity, in order to keep them from modifying higher-integrity locations. I'd like to do something like that with ...
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What is the difference between the “start” and “start now” options in Transmission?

In Transmission, if you right-click on a paused torrent, you will get a menu. One option is "Start" and the one below that is "Start Now". Neither of these options have any tooltips associated with ...
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BitTorrent programs killing networking - Broadcom wireless

This started happening after I did a fresh install of 14.04 (previously I was on 13.04). When ever I launch a BitTorrent client my DNS very quickly stops responding, and then the network connection ...
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Using rss in Qbittorrent

How to make qbittorent download episode as soon as it's out there? what are rss rules for instance? I'm kinda lost on that section I don't want to download previous episodes, otherwise I'll end up ...
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How to login to your ubuntu account automatically in background?

I was wondering whether we could login into ubuntu account automatically but stay password protected. In my case, I want my torrent to automatically start when computer boots up. So I need to be ...
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Moving torrents from BitTorrent (Windows) to rTorrent (Ubuntu)

Ordinarily torrents would be moved en masse by editing resume.dat, but is it possible to relocate torrents like this from BitTorrent to rTorrent? I have a hard drive with a bunch of seeding torrents ...
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Is Enabling UPnP in Transmission Worth the Security Risk?

I'm wondering if enabling UPnP so that Transmission can select a random port on start worth the security risk. I am not asking if having a listening port is worth the risk but instead is it worth the ...
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Set individual file priority (single torrent): Transmission

Is there a way to set priorities per file in a given torrent? The files tab only lets me change the names of files and has no other option. If not, is there other software that will do this?
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Seeding with transmission-cli

I am trying to seed a torrent on one of my servers which is CLI only. To create the file I am doing: transmission-create a.out then uploading with: transmission-cli -w . a.out.torrent Except that it ...
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qBittorrent only after Reboot

I'm having a problem with qBittorrent. If the server is left running for a while (day or so), qBittorrent can not connect to peers until I reboot. When the server comes back up, everything works ...
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Deluge headless not working at all

So i've created a home ubuntu server. Installed Ubuntu server 14.04 Selected install samba, mysql, lamp server, openssh server Now I am able to get onto the machine via SSH. *note: have not set a ...
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bitorrent sync is not starting after i login

Bitorrent is not starting after i log in to my computer I already tried to start it with service start btsync but is not working! how can i make Bit torrent sync to start when Ubuntu starts?
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qBittorrent not using proxy?

I'm trying to configure qBittorrent to download through a compressed SSH proxy. To test if it actually was, I closed the proxy connection and saw that the downloads didn't stop. How can I know for ...
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qBittorrent seed files I've already downloaded

I'm currently downloading a lot of files over bit torrent because I would like to just help out and reseed (Debian, Ubuntu, Xubuntu isos). I'm downloading them now because I have good download ...
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Transmission RPC slow down

I use transmission RPC to control transmission daemon on Ubuntu 12.4 with Nginx. When there are more than 25 active torrents, transmission RPC takes too long to respond, around 15 seconds to ...
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Cannot change “Sudo Front Header” in Peer Guardian

I have been told this is not an issue with Peer Guardian. When setting up peer guardian I cannot change my "Sudo Front Header." I recieve no error messages but when trying to edit settings after ...
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Changing “Front End” on PGL [duplicate]

Whenever I try to set my "Front End" on PGL it accepts it but I still recieve the following error message: Could not use either kdesu(do) or gksu(do) to execute the command requested. You can set the ...
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Enquiry about 64 bit ubuntu for x86 64 (intel 64 bit ) computers? [duplicate]

The new ubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) dont have a 64 bit desktop release for intel computers ? 64 bit is only for AMD? I dont see X86_64 in the following link, please clarify. ...
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deluge can write to file afger restart

if I restart deluge torrent downloader, the torrents do not continue downloading. the error meassge is: Permission denied in the file tab of each torrent. If I add new torrents to download, ...
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Can't set Transmission to download files [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 12. on my new computer. When trying to download files I want to use Transmission but after I choose a file to download Transmission is not in the list of programs to run with ...
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I want to associate a file type to an installed program (Deluge), but it doesn't appear in the “Open with” menu.

I am trying to associate magnet links to Deluge, but it doesn't appear in the "Choose program to open with" menu, or the "More programs" menu. There is an option within Deluge to associate magnet ...
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Ubuntu and Torrents [duplicate]

I cannot download magnetic links from any site. I have downloaded multiple torrent clients such as Vuze, bittorent client, and Transmisson which was already downloaded when I got the computer. When ...
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Deluge keeps crashing

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 for almost a week now and tried Deluge 1.3.6 (through the ppa their website provided), but it keeps crashing. I don't really know why it does though. I had searched the internet ...
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Deluge 1.3.6 with ubuntu 13.10 Socks5 Proxy HELP

I have deluge 1.3.6 running on ubuntu 13.10 trying to use with torguard socks5 proxy and it doesn't work, i hear there is a bug in libtorrent0.16 but what can i do to get this to work?
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How to download file on Ubuntu server [duplicate]

I want to download files from torrent to my ubuntu server. I want to install utorrent and download files using torrent. I wanna know if it is possible? I want to download that files on my server ...
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Multi-User seedbox in ubuntu?

Ok, so i need your help guys, i want to create a seedbox on my spare PC running ubuntu its basically a HTPC, so i will be using it via remote in all probabilities. so what i need to do is: have ...
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How to see if there are any qbittorent torrents from shell script?

I run a script on startup that opens a browser, irc, and qbittorrent. It looks similar to this: chromium-browser & qbittorrent & xchat & guake & Is there any way I can detect if ...
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How to run BitTorrent Sync web browser gui via ssl

I have installed BitTorrent Sync on my Ubuntu server, but noticed that the web gui does not use ssl for login (https://server:8888/gui does not work, however http://server:8888/gui does). This is both ...
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Using Ubuntu for a NAS server

I would like to setup a NAS server in my house something like this. Basically for storing and sharing files in my network, download torrents, keep a bitcoin node (just for me, to have my bitcoins in ...
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Torrent box, Torrentwatch-x setup install help

I'm trying to set up a ubuntu "torrent box" , samba file sharing transmission remote torrentwatchX - and this is where I am stuck, - what I have done so far is sudo apt-get install ...
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Block torrents over L2TP/IPSec VPN for certain users

I have setup my VPS to act as a VPN server. I would like to block torrent downloads over the VPN connection to conserve bandwidth, ideally for certain users, however my users don't have a fixed IP ...
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Changing my default bittorrent?

My deluge would not launch. I uninstalled it thinking that another one of my programs, i.e. . transmission, ktorrent would start opening my magnet links. I did not change my default program for ...
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Deluge will not launch, help!

My deluge is not launching. i have been using it for months with no issues... i thought to just install another version of it .. when i attempt to it says "this link needs to be opened with an app" . ...
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Only Transmission can use Internet, not Firefox or the Software Store [closed]

I have a slightly old PC which has Intel Pentium Dual Core @2.o Ghz and 512 MB of memory, which is obviously designed for Win XP. But since I like Linux over Windows, I just recently installed Ubuntu ...
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Deluge (daemon) + Webui + AutoAdd “Multiple Watchdir” plugins

I have a configuration problem with the plugin and AutoAdd option. I have set up my file manually autoadd.conf to use the "Multiple Watchdir". I have no GUI on Ubuntu Server and plugins has no ...
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couch potato and ubuntu problem

Couch potato is a good interface for automation of movie downloads. installation steps are written in main page as folows: Install GIT with apt-get install git-core 'cd' to the folder of your ...
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How can I download torrents in Ubuntu and what are the risks?

I have tried out downloading torrents on Windows. However, now I want to know how to do so on Ubuntu.I need an explanation and some instructions for it. I would also like to know the risks in it. Can ...
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Vuze azbuddy (Friends) Plugin Issues

My Vuze Plugins menu from the application menu does not open. Should it*?* I'd like to utilize the Friends plugin. It is enabled, unloaded (green) and shows version 1.0 in Tools/Options/Plugins. I ...
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How to make an automated installation package from compiling?

In this scenario I am looking at Twister and at the moment you can only compile Twister. How would one start making this installation process automaticly? Twister is the fully decentralized P2P ...
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Which is the application that i can open torrent files? [duplicate]

when i'm trying to download the torrent file to download some video,it was asking me select the application to open that torrent file. Could you pelase help me on that
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How to download torrents from the command line?

I want to download a large file through bittorrent on my server. For doing this, I downloaded the transmission command line client and the relevant .torrent file on the server, and then I run the ...
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Torrents won't download normally on Ubuntu

By not normally I mean that they will download with 100-200kb/s (max on my net is 1mb/s) for a few seconds, then 0kb/s and so on, always. I've used both Deluge and Transmission with no luck. I want to ...
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Constant freezes when downloading torrent to NTFS partition

I'm trying to download some large files and save them on an NTFS partition, but I'm experiencing heavy freezes. This does not happen when I, say, set the torrent location to /home/user/Downloads, but ...
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Downloading for bootable USB (lubuntu) - torrent vs download of standard image?

I think I'd better apologize right away for probably kind of stupid questions, I'm a real beginner when it comes to Linux or basically setting up operating systems at all. Or, even computer stuff ...