which bittorrent client

Randy Pratt 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:

  --max_upload_rate <arg>
      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?
> TjL


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