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bittorrent [2013/01/30 17:50] (current)
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 +ComputerStuff > Software
  
 +Scatter-gather network file transfer
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 +[[BitTorrent]] is a tool for distributing files. It's extremely easy to use - downloads are started by clicking on hyperlinks. Whenever more than one person is downloading at once they send pieces of the file(s) to each other, thus relieving the central server'​s bandwidth burden. Even with many simultaneous downloads, the upload burden on the central server remains quite small, since each new downloader introduces new upload capacity.
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 + * ((http://​bitconjurer.org/​[[BitTorrent]]/​ Official hompage)) ([[http://​bitconjurer.org/​[[BitTorrent]]/​download.html|download]])
 + * ((http://​www.slyck.com/​news.php?​story=158 Slycku2019s Guide to [[BitTorrent]])),​ 17/05/2003
 + * ((http://​slashdot.org/​article.pl?​sid=03/​03/​31/​1256236 Snag the Red Hat 9 ISOs, via Cash or [[BitTorrent]])),​ 31/03/03
 + * ((http://​www.pclinuxonline.com/​modules.php?​name=News&​file=article&​sid=4760 HOWTO download Mandrake 9.1 using [[BitTorrent]])),​ 26/03/03 (updated)
 + * ((http://​lists.debian.org/​debian-user/​2003/​debian-user-200311/​msg04151.html How to install bittorrent on Woody?)), 25/11/03
 +
 +=== Tips & Tricks ===
 +To enable the auto-start of BT when clicking on .torrent files, set your MIME preferences (in your browser) as follows:
 +set a MIME type for application/​x-bittorrent and an action that points to the btdownloadprefetched.py script.
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 +=== Install ===
 +
 +<​code>​aptitude install bittorrent</​code>​
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 +=== Usage ===
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 +<​code>​cd /​where/​you/​want/​to/​save/​the/​download/​
 +btdownloadcurses /​path/​to/​file.torrent</​code>​
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