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There are 2 ways to use BitTorrent Sync , 1st Install it using PPA & 2nd Download 1st PPA sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tuxpoldo/btsync sudo apt-get update For normal desktop use, you only need to install btsync-user: sudo apt-get install btsync-user Alternatively, if you're setting up your BTSync server, install btsync: sudo apt-get install ...


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The BitTorrent protocol is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used for distributing large amounts of data. The big file is broken down into smaller parts and it automatically fetches parts from multiple hosts at once. It also shares the parts you've already downloaded with others, so that everybody shares and benefits. The technology itself is perfectly ...


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Transmission The default bittorrent client of Ubuntu Desktop, Transmission, has a command line interface (which is not installed by default, the package is transmission-daemon). The daemon can be setup so that it may be interacted with through the terminal and through a web interface. Transmission is a good bittorrent client because: It's lightweight ...


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Chrome (or Chromium) protocol handling works differently than in Firefox. Firefox basically keeps track of all that itself, which is why you can configure protocol handling (like magnet links) in the Applications part of the Preferences. Chrome, however, relies on xdg-open. There are a couple things that you need to do before xdg-open will handle magnet ...


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Transmission is a good Torrent client, it is installed by default .


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Deluge It is controllable by GUI, Web, and Console. Install Deluge. To setup remote access to a deluge server see the Thinclient guide. deluge-console deluge-gtk deluge-web (http://localhost:8112)


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deluge What is Deluge? Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, OS X, Unix and Windows. It uses libtorrent in it's backend and features multiple user-interfaces including: GTK+, web and console. It has been designed using the client server model with a daemon process that handles all the bittorrent activity. The Deluge daemon is able to ...


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rtorrent I have written and detailed tutorial also about installation/configuration of rtorrent. Check it out here Tutorial : Using rtorrent on Linux like a pro rTorrent Pro's Lightweight Ultra-fast Downloading Speed Very Effective Bittorrent traffic encryption Supported by all the private trackers Uses libTorrent as backened. libTorrent very ...


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According to the user guide (pdf), there is (at least for now) no native GUI for Linux. The graphical interface for Linux is browser-based, and can be accessed at http://localhost:8888/gui/.


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Comparing the speeds of clients I think this is a difficult question to answer and can only be really tested in lab conditions. I am one of the Deluge devs and we get quite a few people that rave about the transfer speed however the credit should really go to libtorrent(rasterbar) which does all the heavy lifting and is at the core of Deluge plus many ...


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For 12.04 and above In 12.04 and 13.04, deluge does included x-scheme-handler/magnet=deluge.desktop; in the desktop file. In my case, transmission was still opening magnet links. I had to tell gvfs-open to prefer deluge with: gvfs-mime --set x-scheme-handler/magnet deluge.desktop


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I think the default torrent client transmission itself has a cli interface and can be installed with sudo apt-get install transmission-cli


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A recent Federal Court of Australia judgement I read had a fantastic explanation of BitTorrent. Content removed due to copyright issues. See the link above: Part B, paragraphs 56-77


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Deluge Deluge is a fully featured, yet lightweight torrent client that is written in Python and utilises libtorrent(rasterbar) C++ library at its core. Standalone or Thinclient mode (split core/ui) to enable connecting to daemon (deluged) running remotely or in the background. Multiple user-interfaces, supports access from most platforms: GTK UI ...


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Direct links to all Ubuntu 12.04.1 Precise ISO torrents: These will open directly in your torrent client (uTorrent, Transmission, etc.)! Desktop 32-bit Desktop 64-bit Alternate (text-based installer) 32-bit Alternate (text-based installer) 64-bit Server 64-bit Server 32-bit Source: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/alternative-downloads


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Method (I): Using Firefox's Preferences menu: (preferred) A. From Firefox's global menu, select Edit -> Preferences (or press Alt + E followed by N) to open Firefox Preferences. (Snapshot taken in Ubuntu 12.04) B. Select the Applications menu and search for BitTorrnet seed file or application/x-bittorrent or torrent. Change the Always ask or Use gedit ...


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You can download the .torrent files for all versions from here. Use any torrent client (including uTorrent) to then get the CD image (.iso) file with it.


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The answer is in fact a bug in deluge packaging (or, perhaps deluge is the same & everything else changed around it... depends on your perspective, I guess.) See the forum topic here for the details. Basically, setting up xdg-open's config via gconf-editor didn't do anything to resolve the issue, since as of Natty the file-open functionality is handled ...


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How about ctorrent? sudo apt-get install ctorrent ctorrent -t -u "http://tracker.example.com:6969/announce" -s example.torrent file_or_dir_to_upload It's also a very good client.


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All anecdotal here, but after trying a lot I ended up preferring qBittorrent. It is another libtorrent(rasterbar) based client and it performs well for me. Coming from Windows I wanted something with many of the capabilities I was used to with uTorrent and the two I found that best met that criteria were qBittorrent and KTorrent, and since I wasn't using ...


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I use rtorrent on a headless server to serve Debian and Ubuntu ISOs, works quite well and can saturate my network link. Dependencies and memory usage are minimal.


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The problem, in your case, is probably not the data rate but the number of connections. Many internet gateways can't handle many connections at the same time. You can Limit your maximum amount of simultaneous connections in the Transmission preferences like so: Try to keep these values very low at first. 5/10 is a good starting point. And increase them ...


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After searching a bit I came across RatioMaster.NET 0.42 that claims to work under Linux with mono 2.6.3 and hardcoded support for torrent clients uTorrent, BitComet, Azureus, ABC, BitLord, BTuga, BitTornado, Burst, BitTyrant, BitSpirit. So this does not include transmission or deluge but some of these do work native under Linux or work with wine. Did not ...


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For a one-time shutdown you can use shutdown -h 02:00 To schedule it you can use cron. There are some GUIs for it like gnome-schedule. But to start machine on schedule you have to look at BIOS/UEFI settings. Update: check the answers about MythTV and Wake on Plan below to schedule startup.


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The package name is transmission-gtk, so: sudo apt-get purge transmission-gtk


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All downloads, including torrents, can be found here. I've added links to the most downloaded images: Desktop: 32-bit, 64-bit, 64bit+Mac. Server: 32-bit, 64-bit, 64bit+Mac.


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as of firefox 3.6 network.protocol-handler.external.* seems to no longer work in about:config network.protocol-handler.expose.magnet -> false and 'reset' all other values to do with magnet. once you click a magnet link you will be prompted to choose an application, navigate to and select /usr/bin/deluge You might also try $ gconftool-2 -t string -s ...


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qBittorrent qBittorrent developers claim to be producing a "free" alternative to uTorrent. One of their features is Sequential downloading (aka "Download in order") However, this feature is with a health warning: Attempts to download the selected torrents in sequential order. Torrent pieces are usually downloaded in an optimal order which ...


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aria2c A CLI downloader supporting HTTP, FTP, and Torrents. To download a torrent: aria2c file.torrent You can also point it to a remote torrent file http://some web site here.com/file.torrent so you don't need to download the torrent file first. Also note you can disable file allocation with this flag: --file-allocation=none. Aria2c also supports ...


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Azureus Azureus/Vuse also has a console mode. [disclaimer] I was one of the developers. To use azureus in console mode, you will need to download a couple of additional libraries from http://svn.vuze.com/public/client/trunk/uis/lib/ commons-cli.jar log4j.jar If you place these in same the directory as the Vuze jar, you can launch the console ui by ...



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