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dtjohnst
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:12 am    Post subject: need bittorrent client/server advice Reply with quote

I'm sure I'm not the only person to try and figure out how to do this, so I'm hoping someone has a solution.

I'm looking for a 100% remotely-administered bittorrent client. I have 4 machines running various OS's for various reasons, some good some not so good. I have 2 servers as well, one running Gentoo and one running Windows Server 2003. Both have functioning webservers. The other 2 machines are both Windows machines (one XP and one Vista). The way things work for me right now is that I download torrents on whichever machine I'm currently working on, and when the drives get full, I transfer the files over to my fileserver. I've considered various "simple" solutions like mapping network drives, but I find those to be less than ideal.

Is there currently a bittorrent client that happens to have 2 components: a daemon or something that can be run on a server and a client for remote machines, so that I could fire up clients locally to change download priorities, queue up new torrent files, stop/start/pause downloading/seeding, etc? I run uTorrent right now and I realize it has a webui, but that UI has a gimped interface. If you have a few hundred queued small files and want to start or stop all of them remotely, it's extremely time consuming. Also priorities and order can't be modified from the webui, 2 functions which I actually use all the time. I would settle for a webui if it enabled me to efficiently deal with large numbers of torrents. It's not uncommon for me to have 200 small files in queue and being able to change the order in which they get downloaded is almost a must due to the nature of what/why I download them.

Does anyone know of a client that either has a full, efficient webui for handling a lot of downloads or on that can be built on client/server relationship? I don't have a lot of "must haves", but if it doesn't have encryption and priorities it won't work for me (all the ISP's in my area throttle aggressively, so without encryption I'd be SOL). Additionally, if it has DHT I'm that much happier. I don't really care if it's a Windows, Linux, or multi-platform client, I'll run it on either one. If it needs a specific type of webserver or database I'm fine with that too.
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avx
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I like rtorrent+$webserver+$webui.

rtorrent is in portage(emerge it with USE="xmlrpc"), configure it, choose a capable httpd(apache, lighty, ...) and look here for a WebUI which fits your needs - personally, I like wTorrent.

hth,
ph
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, thanks! I new there had to be a solution out there!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

torrentflux [1] seems able to fit your needs.

Cheers.

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[1] http://www.torrentflux.com/
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