Deluge: Ultimate Linux / UNIX / Mac / Windows GUI Bittorrent Client ( bt Client )

by on January 13, 2008 · 4 comments· LAST UPDATED January 13, 2008

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A long time ago I wrote about Linux command line bittorrent client. Recently I switched from command line client to a GUI based client called Deluge.

Deluge is a lightweight, open source free software and cross-platform BitTorrent client (bt client). A Bittorrent client written in Python/PyGTK which offers following benefits:

[a] Full Encryption - To avoid ISP's bandwidth throttling system (note encryption is not here to protect you from other users)

[b] Plugin System - Just like Firefox it has features rich plugin collection; in fact, most of Deluge's functionality is available in the form of plugins.

[c] In built RSS support to grab latest and greatest stuff.

[d] Global and per bittorrent bandwidth control.

[e] Support for selective file downloading - For example, it allows to grab a single file from 100 of files

[f] Ability to create torrent with Torrent Creator plugin

[g] Proxy support

[h] Network activity graph

[i] Network Health Monitor

[j] And much more

Quick Deluge Installation

Use apt-get command,
$ sudo apt-get install deluge-torrent
You can start Deluge by visiting Application > Internet > Deluge Bittorrent Client
Linux / MAC / WIndows / UNIX - Deluge Bittorrent client written in Python/PyGTK
(Fig. 01: Deluge Bittorent Client in Action)

Change port settings

The official ports for BitTorrent are 6881-6889, but most ISPs block or at least throttle those ports, so I recommend to use a port range of something between 50000 and 65535 or any other random range. You can change port range from Preference > Select Network tab > Setup new range > Close
Change port settings
(Fig. 02: Change Port Settings [ Image Credit Official Project])

Download Deluge Bittorrent Client

=> Visit Official Deluge Bittorrent Client project web site to grab latest version.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 the-Seksy June 3, 2008 at 6:57 pm

I wish I had seen this page a month ago, I was SO desperate for a bt client i could use that was good and functioned well with Mandriva Linux

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2 sathish May 7, 2009 at 4:54 pm

pls tell me how to download the bittorrent software for suse linux??? wat cmd has to be use for that???

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3 treg58 August 2, 2009 at 4:26 pm

works fine, and i need it.

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4 Directory November 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Great tutorial – installing it on my seedbox now!

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