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BitTorrent is a protocol that underpins the practice of peer-to-peer file sharing and is used for distributing large amounts of data over the Internet.

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What Linux filesystems support preallocating entire files to reduce Torrent/Gnutella file fragmentation?

The way I understand it, with the Linux ext3 filesystem at least, when a large file is created, the blocks are not actually allocated on to the disk until data is actually written to that portion of ...
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128 downloads limit with rtorrent and transmission-daemon

I was trying to download a bigger bunch (1000+) of torrents the other day. Transmission (with GUI) on Mac started struggling after 300+ torrents. Then I tried with rtorrent on Linux. I put all ...
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Why can't download with transmission the second time?

Download the torrent and start transimission-cli: transmission-cli Downloads/debian-11.5.0-arm64-DVD-1.iso.torrent -w /tmp It works, the debian-11.5.0-arm64-DVD-1.iso can be downloaded to /tmp. ...
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How to use the command line to get a list of peers from a BitTorrent tracker

Given that I have the infohash of a torrent and the URL of a BitTorrent tracker (e.g. udp://tracker.example.com/announce), how do I use the command line to get all the IP addresses of peers that the ...
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How to move the torrent data around on a per-tracker basis?

Note that I'm looking for a fully client-agnostic method for managing torrent data — I don't want to be tied to a specific program and I'm confident that the task can be achieved with general Unix ...
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Improving Bash service to start/stop torrents by monitoring public IP

I am looking for feedback on my solution to monitor my public ip for torrenting. The public IP is checked against icanhazip. If the vpn is not active, pause all torrents. If vpn is active, then a ...
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BitTorrent etiquette with multiple nodes

I have two BitTorrent nodes running, one of which is on a limited data connection. I know you're supposed to leave the node running long enough for it to upload as much as it has downloaded, but is it ...
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Is it possible to use the magnet uri scheme in PKGBUILDs?

Is it possible to use resources exchanged with the BitTorrent protocol in pacman's PKGBUILDs?
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How do transmission-cli clients punch through NAT?

Trying to figure out how to configure nftables on self-hosted tracker (running bittorrent-tracker) and transmission-cli clients.
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btfs init: Find metadata failed: No such file or directory

I'm currently experienting with btfs. Compiled successfully on a Mac Mini m1. Then, while applying instructions to setup a demo node as described in https://docs.btfs.io/docs/btfs-demo, It fails with: ...
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How can I delete these strange "ghost" folders? (Raspbian)

I bumped into a strange issue. I run a torrent box on a Pi 4 with Raspbian Buster. I use Transmission daemon and Transmission remote client. I deleted a couple of torrents-folders via the remote ...
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How to install a torrent client on a NetBSD server with only SSH access [closed]

I have a remote server running NetBSD 6, to which I have access only via SSH. I have very limited Unix/Linux experience but I guess there are some command line torrent cliens available for Unixes like ...
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How to force preview a zip file in ktorrent?

ktorrent only allows previewing (download 1st chunk right?) for audio and video. What I don't understand: The whole point of previewing is confirming if the file is ok. So why we can't preview ...
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Port is closed, how am I to tell whether the cause is on my side or on my ISP side?

I want the port which my BitTorrent client works on to be open. My PC is connected directly to WAN without a router. I turned off the firewall on ISP side, but the port is still closed. I didn't ...
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Why can't download the torrent file?

I have created a torrent from target.bz2 on my vps. transmission-create -o target.torrent -t udp://tracker.opentrackr.org:1337/announce -s 2048 target.bz2 Port 51413 was opened on my pvs. Then ...
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Permissions with qBittorrent and Jellyfin

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 machine with qbittorrent-nox and Jellyfin as a media server. The quick start guide I followed for qBittorrent recommended having it under a separate user (qUser). Jellyfin runs ...
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OpenVPN portforwarding help for BitTorrent on Ubuntu

I own a VPS running Ubuntu 20.04. It currently has a running OpenVPN service I got going using this guide which uses a script https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-setup-openvpn-server-on-ubuntu-linux-...
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How can I validate the integrity of a torrent retrieved through DHT?

I've just downloaded a dataset made available through BitTorrent and (at length) transferred it to my home PC. Now I want to validate that nothing's been corrupted along the way. Unfortunately, the ...
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Allow Ktorrent to only run on one network

I'm a student at university but live in privately rented accommodation. Is it possible to set Ktorrent so that it only runs when I'm using my 'home' network (if I run it at uni my wifi account gets ...
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Building virtual environment inside bash

I'm setting up a homelab, and one of the things I want to do is set up a torrent client. The machine's hardware is dated, to say the least. The OS is ubuntu server. Essentially, I only want to route ...
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install deluged and deluged-console in a debian VM and serve new torrent

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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Monitor and execute with inotifywait but do it in a queue

I have a rtorrent + rutorrent setup which will move downloaded torrent content to ~/rtorrent/completed using autotools plugin. Inotifywait in background checks any new files that appears on ~/rtorrent/...
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Is the Info Hash of torrent file only generared by the file?

Uploader usually post the info hash of torrent file on the webpage, is this the same to sha1, 2 ,256... hashsum which only direct to the original file?
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how to backup transmission downloads and torrents?

How can I backup my torrents to an external hard drive which can be moved from system to system? I'm using Transmission. Ideally this would be both complete and incompletely downloaded torrents. If ...
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Safe speed for dowloading Ubuntu OS file

I wish to download Ubuntu 18.04 desktop version. Very slow speed takes more time; I know that. But which speed is considered as the safe speed for downloading Ubuntu? While using BitTorrent, is ...
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Using the shell, how to determine percentage of torrent file downloaded?

I am busy downloading files over Deluge and would like to know how to check the percentages of the files downloaded, using the Terminal. Ideally, I would like to be able to check individual files as ...
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Run 2 instances of qbittorrent-nox on same linux

I've been using qbittorrent-nox + WebUI on a headless server for a few months and it's working pretty good. I'd like to separate a bunch of torrents I seed and that I keep active for months hoping ...
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Chrome opens a second Transmission window with magnet links. How does it check if there is a transmission open or not?

The magnet link is correctly set with xdg-mime to open in transmission, and also in .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list. If transmission is NOT running, everything works as expected (click a ...
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How to install Vuze torrent client from the official website on Linux?

After reading the installation steps of Vuze from the official website on Linux, I need to install it properly, as the instructions are rather short and incomplete. The particular OS in question is ...
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Configuring Squid as a proxy server that allows torrenting

I have an Ubuntu 16 server with Squid 3.5 installed. The squid.conf file only has two lines: http_port 1234 http_access allow all Right now I can set this server up as a proxy, and use it to send ...
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Open a port for bittorrent transmission

I am using deluge as my bittorrent client in Ubuntu 14.04. I want to open a port for speeding up the downloading. I did the following things: disabled firewall by sudo ufw disable changed settings ...
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transmission-remote: Get ID of torrent after adding torrent

Is there a way to retrieve the ID generated by transmission on a newly added torrent when invoking the command: $> transmission-remote -a file.torrent The return value of this command $? returns ...
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Blocking Torrent client traffic with iptables

I'm trying to stop a Torrent client from talking to certain IP ranges. The client runs as a specific user; in my case it is 500. The system has a network interface venet0 for connecting to the ...
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Is there a CLI tool to parse/read and show the metadata from a torrent file?

I downloaded a torrent file http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/stretch_di_rc1/amd64/bt-cd/debian-stretch-DI-rc1-amd64-netinst.iso.torrent Now I want to parse/read it so that I can find out things ...
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Vuze not starting?

root@debian:/home/love# vuze Starting Azureus... Suitable java version found [java = java 1.7.0_111] Configuring environment... Java exec found in PATH. Verifying... Error: Could not find or load main ...
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Distribute files to a large amount of servers

I'm looking for a way to distribute large files to my servers, the same files need to be at all the target servers... The files are in sizes of 30-600Gb. Problem: I mount my NFS share source on the ...
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Remove torrent files from specific tracker

My favorite bittorrent tracker just went down for good after a long run, and now I'd like to do some cleanup -- specifically I want to purge the 2000 or so torrent files from just that tracker out of ...
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Install torrent CLI on montaVista 6

I have been trying to figure this out for a while now but I have never made any progress with it. How can I install a torrent client on my NAS (Seagate Central) box which runs MontaVista 6. I have ...
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ImageMagick + ruTorrent-stats (Github repo)

I am trying to combine information I found here on the Unix & Linux Stack with I Wim Leers' rutorrent-stats I have some experience with coding simple websites and while I am by no means a ...
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Turn off resolve peers in uTorrent server (utserver)

I have utserver running and WebUI is also working. I noticed the default seems to have the peer resolve the IP address to their host name. I want to turn this off. In the Windows client, you could ...
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disable upload in rtorrent

Is it somehow possible to disable upload in rtorrent? One would think that upload_rate = 0 might do the trick, but based on my tests and commented rtorrent.rc file in rtorrent source tarball, 0 is for ...
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How do I go about downloading 100,000 torrents?

I want to download a large number of torrents on Ubuntu, while keeping a positive ratio on the torrent tracker. Since various torrent clients won't support that many active torrents (from what I ...
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How do I script deluge to get information about torrents?

Dealing with a lot of torrents is not always convenient when using GUI. I tried deluge-console info, but that didn't give all the info I wanted. So, to make it clear, what I need is a script, that ...
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How to download pbins with paludis through torrent protocol?

I read the following in Which package managers allow to download binary packages through torrent protocol? : Configure the correct stuff in the repo.conf, and create a dotorrent fetcher" How can I ...
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Which package managers allow to download binary packages through torrent protocol? [closed]

I looked to guides for portage and paludis and didn't found this feature. Is there any such package manager in other linux distributions ? UPD (from #paludis@freenode): Q:is it possible to setup ...
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Get torrent content hash

some know a tool to get hash of the content of a torrent file? suppose have a b.torrent with files c and d, some way to get the hash of c and d (or some data to can validate the files i don't ...
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Does the Transmission use only TCP or also UDP?

Will an opened UDP port accelerate torrenting using Transmission? I opened TCP port and the Transmission plainly says the port is open. I used Vuze before, and it used both TCP, and UDP. There has ...
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How to block bittorent upload completely?

I'm running Vuze torrent client on Linux Mint and I am looking for a way to block upload completely. I am willing to change Vuze for something else if Vuze is not capable of achieving this goal. ...
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command-line tool for a single download of a torrent (like wget or curl)

I'm interested in a single command that would download the contents of a torrent (and perhaps participate as a seed following the download, until I stop it). Usually, there is a torrent-client daemon ...
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Transmission in idle or slow speed

I am running Transmission on Raspbian via the command line. transmission-daemon is running fine as well as downloading. However after the download is finished and seeding should start, the Raspberry ...
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