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
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
(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.