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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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How can I use my Asus Download Master to get a copy of the 22.04 .torrent?

It used to be that I could copy the .torrent link from https://releases.ubuntu.com and paste it into my Asus Download Master. But for the last few releases it flags that as an error. I prefer to use ...
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How to force recheck torrents in ktorrent (Kubuntu)?

I have found options in bit torrent (for windows) for force rechecking the torrent downloads. But could not find any option in ktorrent client on Kubuntu. Couldn't find any from other sources. Does ...
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transmission on old /home to new install

ubuntu mate 20.04.3 LTS, transmission 2.94 wiped my root and installed new ubuntu and mounted on to old home. Now whenever i start transmission it defaults to an old list of torrents which need to be ...
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Torrent malware [closed]

After I downloaded some courses from a 3rd party website I found that there is some of the data had uploaded automatically . how can I know which data has been uploaded. is that some kind of malware ...
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I have no internet connection except for Bit Torrent

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. Strangely I cannot connect to the internet in any way other than bit torrent. It doesn’t matter if bit torrent is on or off. I cannot get anything on the browsers Chrome ...
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How can I connect with Transmission (GTK) client remotely?

I'm not a long term user of Transmission but since I got my new router I setup a Transmission server on it. I would like to reach it sometimes and I have the latest stable builds of Transmission QT/...
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Port issue problem in Deluge

I cannot download my torrents through Deluge. I have the "Port Issue" problem. What should I do to fix this problem?
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Transmission not downloading temp files to Save to Location path

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. i used the following commands to install: sudo apt-get install transmission-cli transmission-common transmission-daemon I mounted a dir into /mnt/drive and defined in the ...
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How to backup deluge in the event a crash removes all torrents and magnet links?

After killing deluge-gtk the torrents in progress no longer are being tracked, as: https://www.reddit.com/r/torrents/comments/4axql7/deluge_torrents_have_all_disappeared_after_crash/ https://forum....
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Why does Transmission no longer open a port with Upnp enabled?

Transmission was working well until about a week ago, and then quit opening a port. Upnp is enabled in both the router and Transmission. All ports show stealth mode by grc. Had a friend check ...
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Transmission port closed when using VPN

I am using Transmission for torrenting. I noticed that when the VPN is connected the port is listed (in Edit/Preferences/Network) as closed, but when the VPN is not connected it is open. Torrenting ...
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restore transmission-daemon status and list from broken ubuntu install

today i lost one of my vm's (the disk image refuses to boot but is still accessible). given the age of the install i decided i would just go with a fresh install. i have restored almost everything, ...
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Deluge keeps giving problems no matter how hard I try

I originally wanted to post this on the Deluge forums. The problem is that to sign up for an account, you have to answer a question that I genuinely don't know the answer to: But now the problems: ...
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Download specific file from a torrent using a cli client [duplicate]

I want to be able to download specific file from a magnet/.torrent (not all the files) using a cli client for my headless server. I know that GUI clients usually have this option but was looking for a ...
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BitTorrent Speed support for Ubuntu 20.04?

Recently I learned of the BitTorrent Speed feature and the BTT cryptocurrency (https://www.bittorrent.com/token/bittorrent-speed/) and would like to use it on Ubuntu. I know that the default Ubuntu ...
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Where can I suggest something to Ubuntu devs? [duplicate]

Ubuntu torrent downloads should include the PGP signature and the SHA256SUM. That would guarantee that the PGP signature and the S256SUM (current available at releases.ubuntu.com) aren't tampered.
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"Port Issue" in Deluge in Ubuntu 20.04

Whenever I open Deluge, I see at the bottom right corner of the screen Port Issue. I have tried switching ports and searching for help over google, but nothing helps. VPN is on if that helps.
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I can't seed a torrent without downloading it using transmission-daemon web interface

I am running Ubuntu server 20.04 on a Raspberry Pi 4, i seed a lot of torrents on my PC so i decided to install transmission-daemon on my rasp to have it working 24/7. I wanted to transfer some of the ...
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transmission-daemon is much slower than transmission-gtk

I am experimenting transmission-daemon on Ubuntu 20.04. It works fine, but is incredibly slow. Here is an example with a widely available torrent (tmr is an alias for transmission-remote): $ tmr -a &...
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How to play torrented windows games on ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I Have been planning to completely to switch over ubuntu but I couldn't find any forum which gives step by step process to do so, I have no problem in playing steam games with help of proton but I ...
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Ubuntu iso file not showing up on file after downloading from the Select button on Rufus USB creator

I followed all of the instructions on downloading the Ubuntu ISO through BitTorrent client web download. I then followed the instructions on creating a USB stick using Rufus and got to the part where ...
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Deluge won't run stand alone

I install Deluge on Ubuntu and it comes up in thin client mode. I go into settings to change it to stand alone and when it restarts I get a message saying Only thin client mode is available due to ...
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Transmission 2.94 not downloading

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 and then installed Transmission 2.94 since it worked fine on my 18.04. It wasn't downloading so I searched and found that sudo ufw status verbose returned that it was ...
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How to block torrents (GUFW) and secure the block

The question is related to the aggressive-materials free machine. Currently, I am secured by pluckeye software but struggling with access to torrents. I would like to block all torrent traffic, secure ...
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qbittorrent fails claiming too many files open

I have a machine running Ubuntu 16.04. It has a 2TB drive with a lot of files, but certainly more than 30% free. Everything was working. I was running qbittorrent. I shut the machine down and didn't ...
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bit torrent stopped working

I have downloaded many times using bit torrent. But it seems to not work now. I have Nordvpn and wondered if maybe they changed something. I have Ubuntu 18 on this computer and have tried qb and ...
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What is qBittorrent encryption mode?

I have just installed qBittorrent and I found the option Preferences > Encryption mode:, that can be set to Allow, Require or Disable encryption. What does it do? If I don't use encryption, would ...
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Having issues with torrents on Ubuntu 20.04

I am having a weird issue with torrents on ubuntu 20.04. Whenever I try torrenting the torrent gets stuck at "loading metadata from 0 peers". I tried adding more trackers, forwarded the port ...
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Torrent clients don't seem to be working on 20.04

I've recently updated to 20.04 and everything seems to be running smoothely except none of the torrent clients I try seem to want to work. When I try using Transmission all that happens after I try ...
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Transmission 2.94 on Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't work

Transmission after a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't download anything. Tried many suggestions in Ask Ubuntu; like 'picking a random port' in the network options and also trying to operate it ...
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How can I use aria2c to convert magnet link to .torrent file while changing .torrent file name?

I am using aria2c to convert a magnet link to a .torrent file with the following command: aria2c --bt-metadata-only=true --bt-save-metadata=true <MAGNET_LINK> However it returns a really messy ...
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Where are Ktorrent magnet-links located?

I'm currently running KTorrent on Ubuntu, and I'm making a switch to qBittorrent. I can pull the unfinished torrents file without issue, but in the programs "magnet downloader" I have a list of ...
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install deluged and deluged-console in a debian VM and serve new torrent in Transmission [closed]

I would like to share a local file via torrent. I created a torrent at home on my laptop with Transmission on Ubuntu 19.10 and successfully added the tracker udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/...
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Samsung TV unable to play .mkv files downloaded with Ubuntu

The weirdest thing is happening. If I download .mkv files in Ubuntu, save them to my external drive and then try to play them on Samsung TV - the TV says that file format is unsupported. But if I ...
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How to install specific older version of Deluge with all the dependencies?

I have deluged 1.3.15 running on Raspberry Pi. However, I'm running eoan and it comes with Deluge 2.0.3. Version 2 client isn't backward compatible with version 1 server, so I need to install Deluge 1....
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how to import magnet links, torrent files and downloads?

Can transmission "import" magnet links and files? How would those magnet links get backed up? The .torrent files and downloads are easy enough to backup. What I have in mind is to put the downloads ...
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Can't add torrent file to uTorrent server

So I downloaded and insalled uTorrent on my Ubuntu seed box which is just a small computer I would like to use as a NAS, to download movies and stuff. Anyway, when I try to add a torrent file through ...
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Is it possible to pause Transmission and shut down the computer?

I am downloading a 3TB file through Transmission using 10 divided .torrent files, and it estimates that it will take around 10~20 days total. However I have to leave my house for 3 days due to a ...
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When I try to open a Torrent file, I get the message: Skipping unknown Torrent

While there was one active torrent, I tried starting another torrent I had downloaded. But, this next torrent did not open. Even after completion of previous torrent, when I tried opening the it ...
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Torrent over Sshuttle?

Running a torrent client like Transimission,having all network traffic over sshuttle, or sudo sshuttle -r root@99.22.23.22 0/0 --dns -x 99.42.23.22 --python /usr/bin/python3, is that the same ...
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Which packages to install to get Transmission torrent client?

I've been using Linux for a few days. I performed a minimal Ubuntu 18.10 installation, and am now looking to install Transmission via Terminal. An apt-cache search transmission showed me these ...
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How to download multiple torrent links using transmission-daemon?

I am using transmission-daemon on my server with the WEB GUI. I was wondering if instead of each time clicking add torrent then paste the magnet link, I could instead call it in the terminal (SSH) ...
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How do I change which app Transmission uses on the "open folder" option?

When I right click on a torrent and use the "open folder" option on the drop-down it automatically opens in ranger (a terminal file browser) when I want it to open in the Dolphin file manager. When I ...
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How to migrate from transmission to vuze?

Googling for "migrate from transmission to vuze" gives me such gems as: Migrate from Vuze to Transmission Is vuze so unloved that no one stays with it? Currently using both, would like to click a ...
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Add multiple trackers at once with Transmission Remote

I recently bought a QNap I use as download station, so I switched from downloading files with uTorrent on my PC to downloading them with Transmission on the QNap. I use Transmission Remote to ...
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Can't open torrent magnet links

So far I could download torrents easily with qBittorent but now when I click on a magnet link, a new window opens saying "the link needs to be opened with an application. Send to:" qBitorrent is ...
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Ubuntu releases .iso torrent SHA wrong

I have downloaded ubuntu-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and ubuntu-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso using a torrent client transmission. ubuntu-16.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso was downloaded from the ubuntu downloads ...
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transmission on ubuntu 16.04 LTS write permission problem

I get a problem with my Transmission 2.94 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server. I used this guide to install Transmission. I tried different dir on my disks and all give me same problem. I tried reinstall and ...
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Vuze not listed as an application and so cannot associate with torrent files

How do I ensure that vuze is listed in the apps for firefox to associate torrent files with it? Transmission is listed and works fine with Firefox, for what that's worth. Installed vuze with snap: ...
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Transmission can't download due to ufw

I can't download anything in transmission because ufw firewall didn't allow My ufw status is given below: Status: active Logging: on (low) Default: deny (incoming), allow (outgoing), disabled (...
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