BitTorrent Client running on the Tomato Router

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by kramed, May 14, 2009.

  1. kramed

    kramed Network Guru Member

    Has anyone tried and successfully run rTorrent or some command line torrent client on the actual router? We have telnet/ssh access to the router with the ability to access network shares, is it possible to do the downloading on the actual router and save to the remote disk?
  2. The Doctor

    The Doctor LI Guru Member

    Why? If you need a computer running to receive the data, just run your BT client on that. BT probably is a minor load on a real computer, but would likely be a major burden on a router. Sorry this doesn't really answer your question, but think about it...

  3. kramed

    kramed Network Guru Member

    Because I dont want a computer on, that is the whole point. When I said network shares I meant network attached storage or hard drives that do not need a computer to operate on a network.
  4. The Doctor

    The Doctor LI Guru Member

    Sorry, I never even considered NAS, as my NAS is a dedicated computer that provides storage, runs eMule (and sometimes BT), FTP and HTTP servers, as well as eBay sniping programs with remote access for various family members. All with enough battery backup for about 12 hours when the power goes out :) I often forget that dedicated NAS devices exist.

    I still believe that BT is probably going to be a very heavy load for any router capable of running tomato, unless you are only downloading at a trickle. Perhaps it will be okay if you have a fairly slow Internet connection, otherwise I don't think it will work well. What about your NAS? Is there any chance of running a BT client on that? I have never looked into any NAS solutions, so I have no idea what kind of CPU and memory resources they have, but I am guessing it is probably greater than the router.

    Again, not an answer to your question, but another way to look at the problem. Be patient, there are a lot of smart people in this forum, I expect you will get a direct answer to your question soon.

  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Try wading right through Teddy Bear's mod forum. I seem to remember that a few people on there made posts saying they'd been doing it. I might be wrong...
  6. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Look at Kosiko's posts from post #714 onwards in the TeddyBear mod thread.... and let us know if you have any luck in installing - I'm also interested. With the USB Mod routers, you'd be able to save it on the USB key connected to the router - thus requiring no other computer or NAS to be switched on.
  7. kramed

    kramed Network Guru Member

  8. Assman

    Assman Addicted to LI Member

    The only router I know that can dl torrents to an external device like a flash drive or usb hdd is Fonera 2.0. It's out in europe, not sure about US.

    Why don't you want your computer on? What difference does that make?
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