bittorrent is a peer-assisted, file distribution protocol that can be used to efficiently download large files from the web, such as the Fedora Core CDs. To install it, use yum:
~> sudo yum install bittorrent bittorrent-guiHit 'y' when asked if you want to install the programs and their dependencies.
bittorrent is now installed, but you must be sure that you have the appropriate holes poked into your Firewall. See the Firewall page for details.
azureus is a Java bittorrent client that provides a nice graphical front end. To install it, use yum:
~> sudo yum install azureusHit 'y' when asked if you want to install the programs and their dependencies.
Again, be sure that you have the appropriate holes poked into your Firewall. See the Firewall page for details. To run azureus, type:
~> azureus &You may have to source your .tcshrc file first (source ~/.tcshrc) before executing the command.
To configure azureus for use, click Next for English, or select another language first when the Configuration Wizard opens. Then select the Advanced radio button and click Next. Select your line speed, and click Next once again. Then select incoming UDP Port 6881, which should correspond to the UDP Port that you setup in iptables for the firewall. Click the Test button, and if your iptables firewall and external router firewall are configured properly (and have the appropriate ports open), you will see a message that says "Testing port 6881 ... OK!". Click Next, and browse to the folder that you want to save your bittorrent files. Then click Finish and Close.