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Old 10-25-2004, 07:10 PM   #1
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Running Bittorrent on Slackware


i"ve searched the forums here and did some googling and didn't find any specific directions.

I've used swaret to get bittorrent, but are there any directions on what needs to be done next to get it up and running?

thanks
 
Old 10-25-2004, 07:25 PM   #2
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Are you using a GUI ? Then Azureus is a better choice IMO. http://azureus.sf.net
BitTorrent :
The easiest way is to use the ncurses client .
- Download a .torrent file using your browser.
- Open it using btdownloadcurses.py <options> /path/to/torrentfile in a console
- Wait until it finishes and leave it open to seed the torrent after it's downloaded
- Stop when you have uploaded as many as you downloaded
- options are displayed if you run the btdownloadcurses.py without options and filename, some usefull ones:
--max_upload_rate <arg> (maximum kB/s to upload at (0 = no limit, -1 = automatic) (defaults to 0) ), set this to a maximum of 80% of your upstream bandwith
--max_download_rate <arg> (maximum kB/s to download at (0 = no limit) (defaults to 0) ), this is handy when you don't want to slow down the rest of your Internet connection, set it to whatever you want, if you have plenty of downstream you don't need this one .
 
Old 10-25-2004, 07:31 PM   #3
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I use Azureus. You just decompress the tarball and run from the folder. It's Java-based, so you must have that installed. Otherwise, it works great!
 
Old 10-25-2004, 07:54 PM   #4
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I must agree. I know it's lame to repeat what's already been said, but I use azureus in both linux and windows and it is excellent. I highly recommend it.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 08:28 PM   #5
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Originally posted by rotvogel
Are you using a GUI ? Then Azureus is a better choice IMO. http://azureus.sf.net
BitTorrent :
The easiest way is to use the ncurses client .
- Download a .torrent file using your browser.
- Open it using btdownloadcurses.py <options> /path/to/torrentfile in a console
- Wait until it finishes and leave it open to seed the torrent after it's downloaded
- Stop when you have uploaded as many as you downloaded
- options are displayed if you run the btdownloadcurses.py without options and filename, some usefull ones:
--max_upload_rate <arg> (maximum kB/s to upload at (0 = no limit, -1 = automatic) (defaults to 0) ), set this to a maximum of 80% of your upstream bandwith
--max_download_rate <arg> (maximum kB/s to download at (0 = no limit) (defaults to 0) ), this is handy when you don't want to slow down the rest of your Internet connection, set it to whatever you want, if you have plenty of downstream you don't need this one .

Ok, this is really kewl.

I'm not using Azureus, yet, but will try it later.

I am using the ncurses client, cause I'm a big fan of ncuses (search for mp3blaster and you'll see why).

So I've gotten a torrent, and I've tried to d/l two, but looks like it can only do one at a time? Will have to play with it some more but I really should be doing homework!!!
 
Old 10-25-2004, 08:28 PM   #6
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I must agree. I know it's lame to repeat what's already been said, but I use azureus in both linux and windows and it is excellent. I highly recommend it.
Not its not lame, it kewl that you took the time to post.

thanks again and thanks to all.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 11:45 PM   #7
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you download the torrent file, then type
btdownloadcurses.py filename.torrent
 
Old 10-26-2004, 12:06 AM   #8
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Azureus works very well however it can be a bit of a resource hog
 
Old 10-26-2004, 12:42 AM   #9
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i had problems when using azureus with the jdk that came with slackware i would suggest that if your going yo use azureus upgrade java to 1.5
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:47 AM   #10
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Originally posted by JockVSJock
Ok, this is really kewl.
So I've gotten a torrent, and I've tried to d/l two, but looks like it can only do one at a time? Will have to play with it some more but I really should be doing homework!!!
To d/l more than one torrent at a time either use

btlaunchmanycurses.py /path/to/dir-with-torrents

or launch btdownloadcurses.py for each torrent separately.

Cheers, Leon.

EDIT: entering bt at the prompt, followed by TAB TAB will give you all the possible commands to use.:
Code:
leon@leon-fyg:~$ bt
btcompletedir.py       btdownloadlibrary.py   btreannounce.py
btcompletedirgui.py    btdownloadxterm.sh     btrename.py
btdownloadcurses.py    btlaunchmany.py        btshowmetainfo.py
btdownloadgui.py       btlaunchmanycurses.py  bttest.py
btdownloadheadless.py  btmakemetafile.py      bttrack.py

Last edited by BroX; 10-26-2004 at 02:51 AM.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 03:22 AM   #11
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I use Azureus too. Love it. i get amazing speeds with it. Just one minor bug.. the X on the top right doesn't actually 'close' the program.. it will stil lbe running in proccesses. (use file -> quit instead)

Otherwise, its very good.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 03:26 AM   #12
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Is that a bug or a setting ? I think it's a setting which you can switch off and on ...
 
Old 10-26-2004, 04:20 AM   #13
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Is that a bug or a setting ? I think it's a setting which you can switch off and on ...
Not a bug I think, it just 'backgrounds' the application. I use fluxbox and I close it by right-clicking the Azureus icon in the toolbar, then select 'exit'.
Actually, I don't use Azureus anymore. Takes up way to much resources; bittorrent in terminal rules!

Cheers, Leon.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 09:37 PM   #14
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I found the easiest way was to use the slackware package found in the extra directory. Just install the package and bittorrent works right in mozilla perfectly.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 12:32 PM   #15
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Angry azureus proxy~!

Hello Registered Users,

I am runing a fedora core 1 and I use azureus too. It opens well an gud, but i cant configure it to work. Iam using a proxy to connect to my net i.e After I connect to net [cable connection] , I goto Browser settings and specify the proxy IP , Only then i get connected to the web. So I have no idea as how to configure azureus to work in my situation.

There 's an option called "http proxy" in the 'server' tab in configuration , but specying my proxy address didnt help

Even ,in the configuration , when i test the incoming port 6881 , it says NAT error.

What do I do ?



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Last edited by intercodes; 10-29-2004 at 12:34 PM.
 
  


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