[CentOS] bittorrent

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Tue Jun 24 18:20:23 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 12:58 -0400, Jerry Geis wrote:
> Looks the only way now to grab a DVD is by torrent.
> What is the yum install XXXX name to get it on the machine?

I use the rtorrent from rpmforge. Enable that repo and then yum install
rtorrent. It's a lean, mean CLI machine!  :-)

AND HURRY UP! My new "fat" pipe (potential 1.25MB/sec) has finally edged
up to 85.5KB/sec. I need the help folks!  ;-)

> I have downloaded the torrent file, but what do I execute to grab the DVD?
> Thanks, great effort CentOS Team.


BTW: here's a rtorrent command line if you decide on it.

export SD=~/../shared/CentOS
cd $SD
rtorrent \
    -s $SD \
    -o check_hash=no,key_layout=qwerty \
    -o peer_exchange=yes,dht=on \

The "peer_ex..." is useless here as this is not a private torrent. You
can drop it. Also, if you don't have multiple torrents, the last line is
OK. Otherwise you can drop it and use <ALT><Backspace> with tab
completion to selectively enable the ones you want to process.

> Jerry
> <snip sig stuff>

Happy torrenting!


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