torrent client suggestions

Trevor Astrope astrope at
Wed May 20 20:24:11 EDT 2009

There's also rtorrent. It seems to support trackerless torrents, but I 
don't know about ipv6. Apparently there are debian packages for it.

On Wed, 20 May 2009, Gregory Nowak wrote:

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> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 03:45:41AM -0700, Tony Baechler wrote:
>> What about the standard clients?  BitTorrent, BitTornado and CTorrent
>> come to mind.
> According to <>:
> bittorrent 5, which wikipedia calls mainline, supports trackerless,
> but doesn't support ipv6. Wikipedia also mentions a bittorrent6, which
> supports both. Debian's version of bittorrent seems to be at
> 3.4.2. Bittornado supports ipv6, but doesn't support
> trackerless. Ctorrent doesn't support ipv6, and the wikipedia page
> lists a question mark under trackerless support. Before I wrote here, I
> compared wikipedia's list against apt-cache search torrent in
> debian. Since going through all of wikipedia's list would take a good
> while, I thought I'd ask here instead, and see if someone was already
> using something which he/she could recommend. Bittorrent6 looks like
> the best out of that above list you gave, I'll see if I can get a hold
> of it, or rather, where I could get a hold of it from.
>> I think any recent client should
>> support trackerless torrents.
> Yes, but there don't seem to be many that support both trackerless,
> and ipv6 strangely enough.
>> In Debian, look for py-bittorrent and
>> py-bittornado if the standard package names don't show anything.
> Well, like I said, debian's bittorrent seems to be old, and bittornado
> doesn't do trackerless, which I can actually confirm, since I did
> install that before going to wikipedia, and saw no reference in the
> docs for it to trackerless, nor in the docs for the program used to
> generate torrents. If bittornado supported trackerless, that fact
> surely would have been mentioned in the docs for the torrent file generator.
>> If Debian doesn't have anything, look at
>> the Gentoo ftp archive.  They seem to have older and different packages,
>> not always present in Debian.
> Thanks, I'll take a look there if I can't find this bittorrent6.
>> Also, how did you actually set up a user-mode-linux VM?  I looked at the
>> user-mode-linux package and it looks like it's just the kernel with no
>> obvious way to set up a shell or run processes under it.  I would like a
>> virtual server without the hassle and resource overhead of a VM such as
>> Xen.  I'm still interested in xen but it looks fairly complicated to set
>> up.  All I really need is a virtual Linux server for web and email, not
>> a full virtual machine.
> Well, uml does essentially give you a virtual machine of sorts. As for
> how I set it up, in debian, grab the rootstrap package. I first setup
> a uml under slackware some 7 years ago, and don't remember exactly how
> I did it, but I do remember that after a lot of frustration, I did
> somehow manage to make it install from the isos. Again, this was long
> ago, and I don't remember how I did it, just that I finally got it
> somehow installed off slackware media after a lot of playing
> around. Another option is to simply install a distro of your choice in
> a fully emulated vm, and umlify it by replacing the kernel/modules,
> and edit files in /etc, like fstab for example. Another option is to
> of course get the ready to go file systems from
>, but I personally like to roll my own,
> so never tried those. HTH, and thanks for your torrent suggestions.
> Greg
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