Enhanced CTorrent and CTCS
Enhanced CTorrent has an average CPU load of 4.2% at a download rate of 100KB/s and an upload rate of 100KB/s on an ARM equiped Linkstation Pro.
LSPro (arm9) - OpenLink
Building from scratch
- Make sure you are comfotable using either LS-GL Custom Firmware Development#Native_Toolchain or LS-GL Custom Firmware Development#ScratchBox
- Download the latest source distribution of Enhanced CTorrent.
$ gunzip ctorrent-1.3.4-dnh2.2.tar.gz $ tar xvf ctorrent-1.3.4-dnh2.2.tar.gz
- If you are compiling in Scratchbox make sure to have
libstdc++.soinstalled in for example
/usr/lib. Either copy it from your Linkstation directly to the Scratchbox environment by using
scpor install it from anywhere else.
- Enhanced CTorrent has very little dependencies therefore you should be able to do a simple:
$ ./configure $ make
A pre built ARM binary
ctorrent is available from LSPro Temporary Upload Folder
CTorrent Control Server (CTCS)
To control and manage your torrents from an external computer you can make use of the Web interface provided by the CTorrent Control Server (CTCS). This is a Perl script which needs no further configuration.
- Make sure the binary ctorrent is available via your
- Start the CTorrent Control Server and publish the server at port 2780:
$ ctcs -p 2780 > /dev/null &
ctorrentas a backgorund process downloading
torrent.torrentsubscribing at the locally running CTCS server at port 2780 and ignoring any console output since we will be controlling it via a web-interface.
$ ctorrent -S localhost:2780 torrent.torrent > /dev/null &
- On the remote system open up a webbrowser and surf to:
For further information on how to start, stop and manage ctorrent please read the CTorrent user's guide.
Automatic downloading of torrents
It is very desireable to start a torrent more userfriendly at a remote machine than to manually:
- Download the torrent on the remote machine to a Linkstation share.
- Do a remote login to the Linkstation.
- Start ctorrent with the correct command line parameters.
The idea is to create a daemon or
cron'd script running on the Linkstation which checks a certain share directory for any added .torrent files. When it does find a newly added .torrent file it will invoke
ctorrent with a predefined set of parameters and start downloading the torrent. This way you can start downloading a torrent simply by copying a .torrent file to a certain directory on your Linkstation.
A Bash script is currently being developed and should be available here within a few days. Bash has been chosen as programming language since it allows for a quick and small solution although Perl could very well fit here to.
- A simple bash script is preferable when executing binaries like ps, awk or ls. Perl would require back-ticks (`) to execute binaries which the would not be "real" Perl.