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Old 10-06-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
BeaverusIV
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Commandline BT server with GUI/Web front?


I want to setup a server that runs Arch Linux commandline. Its duties would be file storage (Maybe backup) and BitTorrent downloads. I have tried in the past to try and get it working but wasn't completely successful. Can anyone help me with what packages/how I would go about setting it up?
 
Old 10-08-2009, 09:08 AM   #2
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Well, I have always been quite partial to rTorrent and setting it up to run as a daemon. There is plenty of documentation on how to do this.

As for a GUI front end, you can use NTorrent, but there are several other alternatives listed here: http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/wiki/UtilsList.

However, when I set up rTorrent on a server of sorts, I would just leave it running, having it configured so that it would monitor a directory for torrents (a torrent repository, if you will). On any other computer, I would mount that torrent directory, over the network, through sshfs and when I downloaded a torrent, would just drop it into that mounted directory.

I hope this helps.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 09:13 AM   #3
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I'm told Transmission's CLI incarnation is trivial to setup with a WebUI, but I've never done it myself.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 09:17 AM   #4
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Nor have I, hence I suggested rTorrent. It's not as easy to use as Transmission, but if you rarely have X running, like me, it's really the best alternative.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 04:53 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. Yes, I had a lot of troubles trying to get a CLI BT working previously, I'll try them again tonight when I install Arch again.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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If you go to the rTorrent website, there is an easy-to-find page that gives you an absolutely wonderful example of a configuration file for rTorrent. In all honesty, I copy-and-paste that example every time I am setting up another "torrent server". The only things I change are some of the schedules, quotas, share ratios, and the names of the directories. It's a very helpful example.
 
  


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