Running a torrent client is a pain in the ass and you want to make sure you’re running the most secure torrent client out there.
But even with the best tools available, a single mistake can cause a server to crash and crash badly.
To keep things running smoothly, you’ll need to be on top of security updates, be able to update your browser’s privacy settings, and get a fresh set of updates every couple of months.
Let’s take a look at how to use torrent clients on Linux and how to fix common problems.
Setting up a local torrent client¶ To use torrents on Linux, you need to create a local version of the client that you can download and install on your machine.
It should be fairly easy to do this from within your favorite browser or on the command line.
You’ll want to create an account on a torrent-hosting service, and then connect to it with a username and password.
Once you’re connected to the server, you can add new torrents by adding them to your favorites.
For example, if you use the popular BitTorrent client, you could create a torrent named torrents for the following hostname: hosts.torrent.ly The next step is to download and copy the file that you want the torrent to download to your computer.
You can do this with a torrent manager like bittorrent, which can download torrents from a variety of different hosts.
In this example, I’m using the BitTorrent tracker, which is available for Windows and OS X. You should see a new file named torrent in the Downloads folder.
The torrent is now ready to download.
Downloading a torrent file¶ To download a torrent, right-click on the file you want and select Properties.
Next, click the Add button to add a torrent from your computer to the list of torrents.
Select the Torrents tab and then click OK.
Next you’ll want a list of all the torrents you downloaded, and you can choose which ones you want added to your favorite.
To select which torrents to download, choose the torrent you want, right click on it and select Add Torrent.
If you select “None” as the torrent type, the torrent is selected automatically.
You don’t need to select a torrent to add, just select it.
To check which torrent is active, rightclick on it again and select Check Torrent.
This shows you the status of the torrent, and shows you how many torrents are currently active.
Checking a torrent’s state¶ If you click the torrent’s torrent icon next to the file name, you should see it has been selected as the active torrent.
Click on the Add icon to add the file to your torrents list.
Click the OK button to close the dialog box.
The status of your torrent should now be checked, and the list will expand to show you what’s currently active, and which ones are closed.
If the torrent has a file name that starts with a certain character, you might need to re-check the status.
If there’s a file that is not present, the list should also show you the file is closed.
You could try selecting the torrent again, and check if it’s still active.
You might need another torrent manager to do it for you.
If this happens, click on the icon to close it. 4.
Resuming a torrent and adding new files¶ Once you’ve checked the status, the next step involves reopening the torrent so you can continue.
Right-click the torrent file you just added, and select Settings.
Next to the settings, you want a dropdown menu, and in that menu, you may want to add or remove the torrent.
In the screenshot above, I’ve added a torrent that’s currently being used, but it will not be removed from the list, because it’s being used.
You may want a different torrent to open in the future if the file has a different name.
Click OK to close Settings.
Now you can start a new torrent session.
Click Start a new session and then select Start a torrent session in the Options tab.
In that window, select the torrent that you just created.
You’re ready to start a torrent for that torrent.
Restarting a service¶ To restart a torrent server, open a terminal window and navigate to the directory where the torrent client resides.
Navigate to the location where the client is located and then enter the following commands: # Start a client to start the torrent server.
if [ -f /tmp/torrent ] ; then # Start the torrent daemon on the server.
sudo service torrent start # Start and check the status on the torrent system.
sudo /tmp /torrent status If the status is not updated within the first five minutes, it’s probably time to update the torrent configuration.
# Start an updated torrent configuration file.
sudo cp /tmp/.config/torrrent-