Transmission – A Fast, Easy, and Free BitTorrent Client for Linux
Article By Oussama Krifa
Transmission is a must for those looking for a simple and efficient BitTorrent client for convenient everyday use, especially for lovers of downloading free music and software.
The BitTorrent protocol is increasingly used, and sometimes almost indispensable, for example on a site of free music (http://www.jamendo.com/) is the official protocol, there are a few free clients such as Transmission. It is an open source, cross-platform, volunteer-based project.
Unlike some BitTorrent clients, Transmission doesn’t play games with its users to make money, consequently there are no advertisements or insidious links.
The software is not the kind to embarrass features, instead it focuses on the essentials, in order to provide a fast, lightweight and functional client: it is designed for easy, powerful use.
The interface, unadorned, is nevertheless pleasant and unobtrusive, in line with a download manager browser. Only essential options are displayed.
It is clear and simple, and it displays loading torrents. You can of course limit the number of simultaneous downloads and create queues classified according to your criteria.
Here are some options and features available in the software:
Limiting the download or upload speed: Transmission offers you easily the possibility to limit flows in transmission and reception
Choosing the destination directory for the files: You can change the destination folder before or during the download operation.
Choosing the port number: You can change the port used for date exchange so that you free your ports for others applications and avoid conflicts.
Blocklists: Transmission includes support for blocklists (list of peer addresses to block) and protects you from spyware or malware manufacturers. More information about that are provided here: https://trac.transmissionbt.com/wiki/Blocklists
Graphic interface: Transmission has a native, very clean GUI.
Encryption : The latest software version includes support for encryption of data exchange.
Automatic .torrent file migration: One option that made the success of the software is its ability to
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