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Old 09-09-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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Fastest Torrent Client


Im not sure this is the place but ill be happy to get some help,
what is the fastest torrent client available for linux? And how can I open ports in linux if I dont have a firewall?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 05:05 PM   #2
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Im not sure this is the place but ill be happy to get some help,
what is the fastest torrent client available for linux? And how can I open ports in linux if I dont have a firewall?

Thanks.
I use Ktorrent and it works fine. Depending on how you configure it, they should all be able to give you similar performance (however, stay away from java based ones since they have jvm overhead). The standard Bittorent client is nice too.

If you don't have some sort of 'firewall' up and running, ALL your ports are open. There are hardware firewalls in routers however that usually don't allow outside connections to get past the router.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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I use Ktorrent and it works fine. Depending on how you configure it, they should all be able to give you similar performance (however, stay away from java based ones since they have jvm overhead). The standard Bittorent client is nice too.

If you don't have some sort of 'firewall' up and running, ALL your ports are open. There are hardware firewalls in routers however that usually don't allow outside connections to get past the router.
Thanks. Im actually getting nice speeds using Flash Get [thru wine], but I only tried Azureus on Linux [which you said is not really something I should use, its slow overall so ill remove it]. Can you recommend me of something easy to use and simple to cofig and yet fast?

And if ill download my torrents thru Flash Get, is it ok? Cuz on windows it maybe wasnt the fastest client I tried, but it worked fine for me.

And I do have a router, I know how to open ports there, but, on windows I needed to do something before I open\ added stuff in the router, do I need to change some config on Linux [Ubentuo] before I open ports on my router?

Big thanks for your help =]
 
Old 09-09-2008, 05:40 PM   #4
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I would try to get used to using a native client instead of a windows one through wine.

I prefer KTorrent but I have heard good things about Deluge.

I would search the ubuntu program repo's for 'bittorrent' and try a few. They should be decently configured by default so it should work out of the box.

If you don't have any sort of firewall on your linux box, you shouldn't need to do anything on the linux side. In fact, you might not even have to forward ports.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 05:58 PM   #5
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I use Deluge and uTorrent with wine, they're both good.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 06:02 PM   #6
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I use KTorrent as well, mainly because it serves my needs and I don't have to install a separate application.

When I was still using Windows as my primary OS (oh...the joys of Linux), I used utorrent. Does anyone know if there is a comparable client for Linux? Please don't suggest VUZE (Azureus), that client is a beast and a memory hogger.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 09:13 PM   #7
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You could try Deluge(without Wine), Transmission, Bittornado. The official Bittorent client is far from usable and not a memory hog in my opinion.

There's no point in running programs with Wine if speed is one of your concerns.

The clients I mentionned above are lightweight, they don't have all the features you'll find in Azureus("The huge beast").

The download speed you'll get when downloading torrents is more related to the torrent server than the bittorrent client itself(unless when the client is poorly written).

Which is the fastest, which is the best are "strange questions" as you'll get too many subjective answers. Try and see which one fits your needs. If there was a fastest and/or a best, every one would be using it, right?
 
Old 09-09-2008, 09:43 PM   #8
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hello all

hello all I'm using Vuze (Azuereus) as my default torrent client since last 2 years with limited bandwith .Really no torrent client has such features like vuze .It's d best I ever know.
2 thing u all have to do as it is slowing down ur pcs,


(I)regularly update the vuze
(II)update ur jre as the latest releases

and to speed up download u've to change ur setting like in the link

http://www.azureuswiki.com/index.php/Good_settings
 
Old 09-10-2008, 12:17 AM   #9
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Thanks for your answers, I have decided to use KTorrent, im happy with this client,

No need to answer anymore, thank you =]
 
Old 02-26-2009, 06:04 AM   #10
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try rtorrent - BR
 
Old 03-21-2010, 08:08 PM   #11
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ktorrent seems to be best when used under a KDE desktop environment... which most of us dont use but that has everything to do with preference. If you are on a GNOME environment, then my reccomendation is to use Deluge. It seems to be the best in my opinion (even though i remember getting like 2 Gb/s on windows)... the other option you have before you, is to find a copy of MiniXP and install it on a partition of your harddrive, then dual boot using a program like VirtualBox (freeware), and download your torrents doing that. I hope this helps anyone that is still looking for the answer to this age old linux question... haha
 
Old 02-05-2012, 12:39 PM   #12
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Qbittorrent is the way to go so much faster than any other ive tested and search form within program awesum
 
  


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