February 6th, 2007 by Keith

KTorrent 2.1 for Linux

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Site News, Web Apps


There are so many BitTorrent clients available, but KTorrent is probably the most popular among the KDE environment for Linux. The latest version of KTorrent 2.1 has just being released.

Some new added features are:

* ?Torrent compatible peer exchange
* Zeroconf extension to find peers on the local network
* Switched the GUI to an IDEAl style GUI (like KDevelop)
* WebGUI plugin
* RSS plugin
* Improvements in down and upload performance
* Grouping feature to put torrents into groups
* Improved search plugin, which now allows multiple searches
* Many bug fixes

Supported Features:

* Downloads torrent files
* Upload and download speed capping
* Internet searching using various search engines, you can even add your own
* UDP Trackers
* Port forwarding with UPnP
* IP blocking plugin
* Importing of partially or fully downloaded files
* Support for distributed hash tables (mainline version)
* Protocol encryption
* Bandwith scheduling
* Directory scanner to automatically load torrents in certain directories
* Trackers can now be added to torrents
* File prioritization for multi file torrents

Although it has only been tested on Linux at the moment, but it should work on most, if not all, unix platforms.

Download Link
KTorrent 2.1

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