Originally Posted by psionl0
Do I need to make changes to my firewall before being part of the torrent process?
What is the best torrent program to use? rtorrent? (I prefer a CLI version).
Yea, you have to dedicate a port to use and then create a firewall rule to allow bi-directional traffic. By default most BT clients default to port 6880-6885 and as a result most ISPs throttle or outright block that range. I always use a random upper range like 29280-29289.
I'll let others recommend a Linux BT client; I have always used uTorrent on a Windows server since it has the built in Web Management Interface, which allows me to dedicate a single machine to centralising all bittorrent traffic on the LAN.