It might be a bit unethical question, but I am in need of a ratio faker for Bittorrent that works on Ubuntu. Which tool can you recommend?

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    Seems people really don't like this question. I can't really find anything wrong with it. Those down-voting wish to comment on the subject? – Marco Ceppi Sep 9 '11 at 18:20
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    yeah, the question should be closed because if you want to use bittorrent, you must share what you get, so "faking" it is unethical, eh? – woohoo Sep 9 '11 at 18:33
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    Given the large volume of discussion regarding this I encourage all those who believe this should be closed on grounds of ethics to open a meta question for discussion. Comments are not designed to field meta discussions and topics of policy – Marco Ceppi Sep 9 '11 at 20:55
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    Discussion opened on meta, but not suggesting to close. You are invited to disagree. :) Or to agree, of course. – user unknown Sep 9 '11 at 22:57
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    May I ask the purpose of this tool you want, Is this for testing purposes? Maybe edit your question to include a sample use. – Mateo Mar 6 '13 at 19:04

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 test that program... my ratio on private trackers is more then sufficient ;)


Having searched the net for a long time, I come to the conclusion that there is no satisfying solution available. And considering the discussions here and at Meta, that probably is a good thing.


Install Azureus and use Greedytorrent with WINE. Works for me.

  • Joal: a command line tool (headless mode or optional webui).
  • Joal-Desktop: The above tool embedded in a desktop app.

These are tools i built some time ago. They are java coded, so you can run it on every OS as long as java is installed. It is also Docker ready if you want to.

See the README for documentation.

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