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Old 11-12-2004, 04:14 PM   #1
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BitTorrent help in Linux

Hi, I hate windows, and Ubuntu is so awesome I think I may be able to not use windows for good.... oh joy... But I need bit torrent and there are no guides on how to get it working in Linux. If anyone could give me a step by step guide (or point me toward one) on how to do this you will helping one more copy of windows to be left unused forever

Old 11-12-2004, 04:59 PM   #2
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Download the bittorrent client. I use bittornado and you can get it here:

Unpack it:

# tar xjvf BitTornado-xxx

The cd into the new directory and read the installer instructions. Probably just:

make install

It requires python and wxpython for the gui. Then you can launch it doing: whatever.torrent

Check the settings to make sure the ports the client is using is open on your router and or firewall and you should be good to go.
Old 11-12-2004, 05:17 PM   #3
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Same deal but using Azureus linux client. Fast & self-updating. Preference really I suppose.


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