rtorrent or transmision

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by thor2002ro, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. thor2002ro

    thor2002ro Addicted to LI Member

    rtorrent or transmision wich one runs better and its less of a memory hog? and of course does anyone know if any of them have problems with private torrents and baning lists?
  2. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    Never tried rtorrent, but I have tried Transmission.. not enough features that I use, so I use Vuze (the program formerly known as Azureus).
  3. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    they're both fine in terms of adhering to the privacy flag (i.e. no peer exchange, DHT).
    as rtorrent is an ncurses application, i'd assume it uses less resources than transmission, which if i'm not mistaken is gui-only.
  4. thor2002ro

    thor2002ro Addicted to LI Member

    i was thinking of adding torrenting option to my mod but im starting to think the router will crash and burn....
  5. kenyloveg

    kenyloveg LI Guru Member

    Transmission is more stable and less resource consumption.
    Rtorrent is more compatible to PT sites.
    This is my personal conclusion after running both of them on DNS323 and TS219 for half years.
  6. m007

    m007 LI Guru Member

    Not true for Transmission on is gui-only part. Transmission has a library core, so it has many different frontends such as cli, gtk, macos x, daemon (headless), webui (use with daemon), qt and probably soon beos gui. Even better, the daemon is using RPC protocol, so it means that you can put daemon in router then users can use one of their choice by using webui or gui application that can communicate with daemon RPC. For example:

    Transdroid: An Android RPC client
    Reception is a rails frontend for transmission-daemon
    Transmission Gui for symbian s60v3
    Manage Transmission Through MSN Messenger
    too many to list....

    I am a heavy Transmission user, but I don't use tomato firmware for that. The router is too weak and is a joke for such of that kind of job. I am using Mini-ITX that is faster than Linksys routers. It uses more watts thought, but much lesser than most of desktop machines.
  7. thor2002ro

    thor2002ro Addicted to LI Member

    i knew this... still thinking if its practical to add it in the fw or just let the user add it the opt way witch is quite easy

    edit: but what im thinking it will kill the router if you add enough torrents and big enough
  8. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    There's also TorrentFlux which came installed on a NAS I bought. I didn't like it that much and gave up using it, but perhaps it's another option.
  9. kenyloveg

    kenyloveg LI Guru Member

    Well, most of time rtorrent will crash if it can't handle torrents with many clients and large files. (I usually seed more than 100 torrents and about 100GB on a NAS with ARM 1.2GHz/512MB) Whatever you tune the cache size of rtorrent or not...
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