Suggestion: Bittorrent Client

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Suggestion: Bittorrent Client

Postby bigsexeh » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:45 pm

As stated in topic name it would be very cool if such a feature would be added to gargoyle firmware - i.e. just plug a HDD to your router and voila, el cheapo NAS.

I know there are some custom options for adding a bittorrent client to a router, but to be fair i'm not that good with coding to succesfully do it myself. I'm also aware there are certain technical limitations, but newer routers with plenty of RAM and fast CPU's should be able to handle it.

Anyway, without making this too long, just something to think about. I'm quite sure it would be a very popular feature if implemented.

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Re: Suggestion: Bittorrent Client

Postby Cezary » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:32 pm

Just install transmission...

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Re: Suggestion: Bittorrent Client

Postby bigsexeh » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:40 am

Cezary wrote:Just install transmission...


Sorry mate, but it seems you didn't read what i've written. I'm aware of many different clients, but they are all "DIY", and it would be very handy to have an integrated solution, which even my wife can use (simple, clean and efficient).

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Re: Suggestion: Bittorrent Client

Postby DoesItMatter » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:38 am

Quite a few issues with that

1) Space limitations - a lot of these firmwares still need to run in
4MB Flash / 16MB Ram configs - any extra packages add to that.

2) Because of #1, hard to judge how many people actually would
use the feature daily, and use it for legitimate purposes.

I've been downloading things on the internet for over 25 years,
all the way back to 1200/2400 baud modems on BBS (uber!) LOL

I almost never use torrents - most are not legitimate anyway.

3) Torrents can crush the older routers - even WRT-54G-TM's

Any torrents I do use, are for grabbing Linux Distro's and also
trying to bring the router to a crawl - which I can EASILY do.

This is going to be one of those things that is probably NOT going
to get implemented as a feature anytime soon - maybe an add-on?

Check the forums, a LOT of people are actually trying to block
or limit P2P / torrent capabilities.
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Re: Suggestion: Bittorrent Client

Postby ldpinney » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:16 pm

Yes It Does Matter !!!
Quote DoesItMatter "use it for legitimate purposes"

Gargoyle Forum : A forum to discuss the Gargoyle web interface for Openwrt

Does a discussion of a programs "legitimate use" belong in this forum?

Perhaps we should remove packages like Tor and OpenVPN et. al. because some dissident might use it illegitimately in some country where the governments legitimacy is questionable.

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Re: Suggestion: Bittorrent Client

Postby bigsexeh » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:35 am

Gentlemen please, let's keep this on topic :)

I'm aware that adding this feature isn't a priority by any standards, but it would still be handy; maybe as someone suggested - in a form of an addon, so that it's available to people who want it and can use it.

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Re: Suggestion: Bittorrent Client

Postby caeci11ius » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:24 am

I'm not running it on the router, rather on my Ubuntu server, but transmission is actually pretty easy to use once you set it up. It runs (if you install that component) its own web server, so once you get it going your wife etc. should be able to use it.

Try this howto:

http://bredsaal.dk/transmission-bittorr ... on-openwrt

If you're mildly technical you should hopefully be able to get that working. Don't forget the startup script which is included in the link at the bottom.

Torrents are pretty hefty for a lot of reasons, and given the limited hardware some people run this stuff on I doubt you'll get much enthusiasm for including it in the default build (even I wouldn't be keen, as it would be surplus to my needs). That's why packages are great though...they let you customise the firmware to your needs with a small technical effort. If you look around though, maybe you can find a better package than the one in my link that you can simply install with opkg and have it ready to go...

Given you're already using custom router firmware, I figure you've got a bit of knowledge with this stuff and are prepared to tinker. If not, maybe a cheap NAS with built in torrent client would be a better option?

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Re: Suggestion: Bittorrent Client

Postby lapetina » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:25 am

How long should I seed a torrent after its downloaded? I have Bit torrent. I download all types of files/torrents, but after it downloads you should seed. How long should you let it seed before you remove it?
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Re: Suggestion: Bittorrent Client

Postby DoesItMatter » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:51 pm

lapetina wrote:How long should I seed a torrent after its downloaded? I have Bit torrent. I download all types of files/torrents, but after it downloads you should seed. How long should you let it seed before you remove it?


'Tis always better to give than receive! :mrgreen:

LOLOL

You should always upload at least the size of your download.

That way someone else could be a potential seeder.

Beware your upload bandwidth though!!!

My ISP gave me a warning because I had downloaded all 8 DVD's
of the new Debian 6.0 release, and was seeding them for about
a month, but I ended up seeding around 60 GB or something huge.

They thought I was web hosting - they let it slide, but they gave me
a warning not to do it again and am on a watch list for a few more
months - so just be careful on your uploading as well.
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