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    bit torrent client with a web interface?

    hi,

    I'd like to install a bit torrent client on my linux box and access it via a web interface (in addition to CLI). However, I don't want to install X.

    Any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by portage
    * net-p2p/ctorrent
    Latest version available: 1.3.4-r1
    Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
    Size of downloaded files: 85 kB
    Homepage: http://ctorrent.sourceforge.net
    Description: CTorrent is a BitTorrent console client written in C.
    License: GPL-2
    afaik it doesn't support DHT, so if the tracker goes down it may well throw an error and exit, so make sure you account for that.
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    ctorrent works well under screen, but (1) doesn't have a web interface and (2) doesn't support multiple torrents - so i end up with a load of screen sessions. Furthermore it would be difficult to manage torrents, e.g. constrain the number of active ones [I have 10Mbps down but only 1/2Mbps up ]

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    just fork it off into the background in bash, it'll exit itself automatically when the file is complete (unless the tracker goes down and it may well just wait forever). It's a very small program. As for upstream bandwidth concerns, you can always setup some kind of iptables filter rule to restrict bittorrent connections. I havn't looked into that myself yet though. As for a web interface you could throw together some kind of quick PHP script fairly easily using POSIX functions and ctorrent.
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    Oh yea, I nearly forgot, bittornado has upstream throttling built in, but it's not as stable as ctorrent and iptables.
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    Why don't want to use X? Using SSH and X would probably be the easiest solution.

    Anywho, if you're feeling adventurous, you could use PHP to design a web interface - I believe you can run shell commands from within a PHP page.
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    use azureus and download the web client extension

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_s
    use azureus and download the web client extension
    Quote Originally Posted by mike_w
    Why don't want to use X? Using SSH and X would probably be the easiest solution.

    Anywho, if you're feeling adventurous, you could use PHP to design a web interface - I believe you can run shell commands from within a PHP page.
    The box is headless and I'd prefer not to have to run graphical apps on it.

    Oh and design my own front end? Well yes I could, but them again, I wouldn't have ased here would I? Reinventing the wheel...
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    Well, I don't know of any bittorrent client web frontends, if there are any i wouldn't think they'd be all that stable, besides, its a fine opertunity for you to give back to the FOSS community
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