Section: Kevin Smathers (19)
Updated: March 2004
btget - Attach to a BitTorrent cloud and retrieve or share a set of files
BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer protocol for transfer of large datasets. Optimal
use of BitTorrent requires appropriate configuration of your firewall so that
other peers can reach your peer, but BitTorrent will also work at a diminished
level through a firewall and NAT proxy. The TORRENT parameter should be a
special .torrent file that describes the dataset to be transferred, or with
the use of the -u option can be a URL from which to obtain the .torrent file.
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torrent datasets may list multiple files to be transferred.
With the '-f'
option a single FILE may be transferred from the torrent. Btget will request
the minimum amount of data from the other peers to complete the file
once all peers are complete and TIMEOUT seconds have elapsed, btget will
treat the TORRENT parameter as a URL and retrieve the .torrent file from
exaggerate upload rates when talking to the tracker.
Default RATIO is 1.0,
while large values will over-state upload totals, and lower numbers will
under-state upload totals.
seed the torrent without checking file integrity. This will skip the file
verification step and assume that all blocks are ok
dump continuous updates about the state of the transfer and about each
peer to which we are connected.
By default, btget will listen on the first available port in the range
6881-6889. Configuring your firewall so that your btget client is reachable
on those ports will ensure that you can connect to the largest possible
set of peers, which will in turn maximize your throughput.
./.libbtrc holds the random identifier used to uniquely identify this
peer with the tracker.
Written by Kevin Smathers and all of the authors listed in CREDITS
Report bugs at <http://www.sf.net/projects/libbt>
Copyright © 2004 Kevin Smathers, et. al.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
The '-f' option cannot be stacked.
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Time: 05:40:22 GMT, March 28, 2004