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bittorrent [2013/01/30 17:50]
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bittorrent [2020/06/30 23:05] (current)
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-ComputerStuff > Software 
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 Scatter-gather network file transfer Scatter-gather network file transfer
  
-[[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.+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.
  
-((http://bitconjurer.org/[[BitTorrent]]/ Official hompage)) ([[http://bitconjurer.org/[[BitTorrent]]/download.html|download]]) + * [[http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/Official homepage]] 
-((http://www.slyck.com/news.php?story=158 Slycku2019s Guide to [[BitTorrent]])), 17/05/2003 + * [[http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/03/31/1256236Snag the Red Hat 9 ISOs, via Cash or BitTorrent]], 31/03/03 
- * ((http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/03/31/1256236 Snag the Red Hat 9 ISOs, via Cash or [[BitTorrent]])), 31/03/03 + * [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2003/debian-user-200311/msg04151.html|How to install bittorrent on Woody?]], 25/11/03
-((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 ===+====== Tips & Tricks ======
 To enable the auto-start of BT when clicking on .torrent files, set your MIME preferences (in your browser) as follows: 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. set a MIME type for application/x-bittorrent and an action that points to the btdownloadprefetched.py script.
  
-=== Install === +====== Install ====== 
 +In 2003:
 <code>aptitude install bittorrent</code> <code>aptitude install bittorrent</code>
  
-=== Usage === +In 2020, there are several bittorrent clients, e.g.: 
- +<code>sudo apt install transmission</code>
-<code>cd /where/you/want/to/save/the/download/ +
-btdownloadcurses /path/to/file.torrent</code>+
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