which bittorrent client
rpratt1950 at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 26 04:45:48 PST 2005
On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 03:48:21 -0500
Timothy Luoma <lists at tntluoma.com> wrote:
> Ah, wonderful... I was hoping someone would ask this question.
> Since I'm running sans-X I was wondering what my options were.
> Tried ctorrent, but the UI was really confusing, and it didn't seem to
> upload (for me, I know it is supposed to). Checked out the webpage and
> it explained what the numbers meant (and even admitted it was
> confusing). It lacked (or seemed to lack) a timer saying how much time
> was left.
I also noticed that it was hard to control the upload rate with
ctorrent and of course, confusing to use.
> I tried the python client (btdownloadcurses.py) and it does a really
> decent job for a command-line utility. The upload rate did seem really
> high in comparison w/ the download rate. (I was uploading at 2x the
> download speed)
If you enter "btdownloadcurses.py" on the command line with no
arguments, you'll get a list of options, one of which is:
maximum kB/s to upload at, 0 means no limit (defaults to 0)
This works quite well for me.
> Are there other non-X BT clients I should try?
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