I'm looking for a daemon torrent client for my server, which is running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to be able to connect to this client from my laptop, which is also running Ubuntu 12.04, preferably with a GUI, but a CLI interface would be OK too.

What daemon torrent clients are available on Ubuntu?


Allmost all GNU/Linux torrents have daemons these days. I use Transmission on my server at home (it is also the default torrent client installed on the desktop), but you can also use Deluge, uTorrent and many others.

  • Transmission

    • Uses fewer resources than other clients
    • Native Mac, GTK+ and Qt GUI clients
    • Daemon ideal for servers, embedded systems, and headless use
    • All these can be remote controlled by Web and Terminal clients
    • Local Peer Discovery
    • Full encryption, DHT, µTP, PEX and Magnet Link support
  • Deluge server install topic on AU.

Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, OS X, Unix and Windows. It uses libtorrent in its 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 run on headless machines with the user-interfaces being able to connect remotely from any platform.

You might also be interested in flexget. It can be used with programs that use aw watch-directory (all 3 mentioned above do).

FlexGet is a multipurpose automation tool for content like torrents, nzbs, podcasts, comics, series, movies, etc. It can use different kinds of sources like RSS-feeds, html pages, csv files, search engines and there are even plugins for sites that do not provide any kind of useful feeds.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.