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==BitTorrent Clients==
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=BitTorrent Clients=
'''Please be sure to avoid all clients listed as ''[[BT Clients#Forbidden|Forbidden]]'' unless you want your account disabled. Also, keep in mind that ''[[BT Clients#Not Recommended|Not Recommended]]'' clients are not suggested to use with BakaBT because of various reasons.'''
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The full list (most up-to-date version) is viewable at http://www.bakabt.com/whitelist.php. Check there if in doubt; this page will be updated at infrequent intervals to match the main page.
  
===<span style="color:green">Recommended</span>===
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If you have good reason to add a Bittorrent client not listed below, kindly post in [http://forums.bakabt.com/index.php?topic=19469.0 this thread]. Excessive whining and complaining is not going to help your case.
;[http://www.utorrent.com/ µTorrent / uTorrent] (Windows, WINE)
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*One of the most preferred clients on BakaBT. This client is known for having a small distribution size, despite being feature rich, and using little system resources. Available for Windows and WINE emulation only.
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Please include the torrent client name and version number. Versions that are too old or in early beta will not be considered (unless you have a '''really good reason''', in which case you are expected to defend your choice without us having to ask).
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Before you ask why a torrent client is blacklisted, read [http://forums.bakabt.com/index.php?topic=19469.0 this thread]. Your question has already been answered there.
  
;[http://www.vuze.com/app?service=home Vuze (''Azureus'')] (Windows, Linux, Mac)
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==<span style="color:green">Whitelist</span>==
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====Vuze (Azureus)====
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;[http://www.vuze.com/app?service=home Homepage]
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Allowed versions: 2.5.x, 3.0.x, 3.1.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.x (Windows, Linux, Mac)
 
* One of the most preferred clients on BakaBT. This client has recently changed name to Vuze from it's old name Azureus.
 
* One of the most preferred clients on BakaBT. This client has recently changed name to Vuze from it's old name Azureus.
 
* What Vuze is unique for is it's community part, which allows you to share torrents easily with your friends.
 
* What Vuze is unique for is it's community part, which allows you to share torrents easily with your friends.
 
* While this client is very rich in features, it  is written in Java, which makes it slow by nature, and is quite a memory hog. Despite these enormous flaws, it is still one of the best.
 
* While this client is very rich in features, it  is written in Java, which makes it slow by nature, and is quite a memory hog. Despite these enormous flaws, it is still one of the best.
;[http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/ rTorrent] (Linux, cygwin?)
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====BitTornado====
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;[http://www.bittornado.com/ Homepage]
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Allowed versions: 0.3.x (Windows, Linux, Mac)
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* Client developed by John Hoffman. This client was the first to include [[super seeding]]. This client automatically bans connections with [http://www.bitcomet.com/ BitComet] clients.
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====Deluge====
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;[http://deluge-torrent.org/ Homepage]
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Allowed versions: 1.0.x, 1.1.x (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X)
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* Deluge is a lightweight, Free Software, cross-platform BitTorrent client.
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====Enhanced-CTorrent====
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;[http://www.rahul.net/dholmes/ctorrent/ Hoempage]
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Allowed versions: dnh3.2, dnh3.3.x (Windows, Linux)
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====Halite====
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;[http://www.binarynotions.com/halite-bittorrent-client Homepage]
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Allowed versions: 0.3.0, 0.3.1 (Windows)
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====KTorrent====
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;[http://ktorrent.org/ homepage]
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Allowed versions: 2.1.x, 2.2.x, 3.0.x, 3.1.x, 3.2.x (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X)
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====libtorrent & rtorrent====
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;[http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/ Homepage]
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Allowed versions: 0.x, 0.10.4, 0.11.x, 0.12.x (Linux, cygwin?)
 
* A mature BitTorrent client built around the libTorrent C++ library. Ncurses-based.
 
* A mature BitTorrent client built around the libTorrent C++ library. Ncurses-based.
 
* Uses very minimal resources.
 
* Uses very minimal resources.
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* Has [http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/wiki/UtilsList many] web front-ends available.
 
* Has [http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/wiki/UtilsList many] web front-ends available.
  
===<span style="color:gold">Acceptable</span>===
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====BitTorrent (Mainline, Official)====
;[http://aria2.sourceforge.net/ Aria2] (Linux, BSD, Mac)
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;[http://download.bittorrent.com/dl/ Homepage]
* ''Adaptive'' download client with a full-featured BT mode. Interesting hybrid mode where data can be downloaded via FTP or HTTP and added to an active torrent. Small footprint application in active development.
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allowed versions: 4.x, 5.3.x, 5.5.2, 6.1.x, 6.2.x (Windows, Linux, Mac)
 
 
;[http://www.bittornado.com/ BitTornado] (Windows, Linux, Mac)
 
* Client developed by John Hoffman. This client was the first to include [[super seeding]]. This client automatically bans connections with [http://www.bitcomet.com/ BitComet] clients.
 
 
 
;[http://download.bittorrent.com/dl/ BitTorrent 5 (''Mainline'')] (Windows, Linux, Mac)
 
 
* The official BitTorrent client, nicknamed ''Mainline'' by developers. The last version before BitTorrent Inc. switched to the [http://www.utorrent.com uTorrent] build.
 
* The official BitTorrent client, nicknamed ''Mainline'' by developers. The last version before BitTorrent Inc. switched to the [http://www.utorrent.com uTorrent] build.
* The newest version for Mac is 4.27.2 and Linux 5.2.0.
 
  
;[http://www.bittorrent.com/ BitTorrent 6] (Windows)
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====Transmission====
* The official BitTorrent client. It is based on the [http://www.utorrent.com uTorrent] client. Only big difference from [http://www.utorrent.com uTorrent] is that it comes with support for BitTorrent DNA™.
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;[http://www.transmissionbt.com/ Homepage]
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Allowed versions: 1.5.x, 1.6.x, 1.7.x, 1.x (Linux, Mac OS X, BeOS)
;[http://www.167bt.com/intl/ BitSpirit] (Windows)
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* A client that runs on Unix based systems, Mac OS X, and BeOS. Default client for Ubuntu Linux, Zenwalk Linux and some other distributions. This client is known for having a small distribution size.
  
;[http://deluge-torrent.org/ Deluge] (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X)
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====uTorrent====
* Deluge is a lightweight, Free Software, cross-platform BitTorrent client.
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;[http://www.utorrent.com/ µTorrent / Homepage]
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Allowed versions: 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.7.6, 1.7.7, 1.8.x, 1.9.x beta, mac0.9.x beta (Windows, Linux+WINE, Mac OSX)
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*One of the most preferred clients on BakaBT. This client is known for having a small distribution size, despite being feature rich, and using little system resources. Available for Windows and WINE emulation only.
  
;[http://ktorrent.org/ KTorrent] (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X)
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==<span style="color:red">Blacklist</span>==
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====BitComet====
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* This client is not suggested for use in the BakaBT community. It is currently only available for the Windows platform. It follows traffic behaviour that benefits the user at the expense of the swarm, which is discouraged.
  
;[http://thegraveyard.org/qtorrent.php QTorrent] (Windows, Linux, Mac)
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====BitLord====
* QTorrent bundles it's own version of BitTornado but depend on [http://wiki.python.org/moin/PyQt PyQt] (which you much install separately).
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* This client is based on the source code of the BitComet 0.56 core and includes adware and malware. It is not suggested for use in the BakaBT community. It is currently only available for the Windows platform.
  
;[http://www.transmissionbt.com/ Transmission] (Linux, Mac OS X, BeOS)
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====FlashGet====
* A client that runs on Unix based systems, Mac OS X, and BeOS. Default client for Ubuntu Linux, Zenwalk Linux and some other distributions. This client is known for having a small distribution size.
 
  
===<span style="color:darkorange">Not Recommended</span>===
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====LimeWire====
;[http://www.bitcomet.com/ BitComet] (Windows)
 
* This client is not suggested for use in the BakaBT community. It is currently only available for the Windows platform.
 
 
 
;[http://www.bitlord.com/ BitLord] (Windows)
 
* This client is based on the source code of the BitComet 0.56 core and includes adware and malware. It is not suggested for use in the BakaBT community. It is currently only available for the Windows platform.
 
  
;[http://shareaza.sourceforge.net/ Shareaza] (Windows)
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====Shareaza====
 
* There exists two Shareza, one false and the true client. '''Shareza V4''' is the false one, and it comes bundled with '''adware'''. '''Shareza V2''' is the true client.
 
* There exists two Shareza, one false and the true client. '''Shareza V4''' is the false one, and it comes bundled with '''adware'''. '''Shareza V2''' is the true client.
  
===<span style="color:red">Forbidden</span>===
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====Xunlei (Thunder)====
;[http://www.xunlei.com/ Xunlei] (Windows)
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* Client that doesn't follow the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_(protocol) Bittorrent protocol] properly, reports fake transfer stats.
* Client that doesn't follow the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_(protocol) Bittorrent protocol] properly, reports fake transfer stats to give you a constant 1.0 ratio. Certain to get your account disabled once we find out.
 
  
 
==External Websites==
 
==External Websites==
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_client BitTorrent clients on Wikipedia]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_client BitTorrent clients on Wikipedia]

Revision as of 14:48, 30 July 2009

A BitTorrent Client is computer software that utilizes the BitTorrent P2P protocol to download and upload data. The original BitTorrent client was released in 2002 by Bram Cohen. Since then, many different clients have developed, all of which are at least partially based on the original BitTorrent client.


BitTorrent Clients

The full list (most up-to-date version) is viewable at http://www.bakabt.com/whitelist.php. Check there if in doubt; this page will be updated at infrequent intervals to match the main page.

If you have good reason to add a Bittorrent client not listed below, kindly post in this thread. Excessive whining and complaining is not going to help your case.

Please include the torrent client name and version number. Versions that are too old or in early beta will not be considered (unless you have a really good reason, in which case you are expected to defend your choice without us having to ask).

Before you ask why a torrent client is blacklisted, read this thread. Your question has already been answered there.

Whitelist

Vuze (Azureus)

Homepage

Allowed versions: 2.5.x, 3.0.x, 3.1.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.x (Windows, Linux, Mac)

  • One of the most preferred clients on BakaBT. This client has recently changed name to Vuze from it's old name Azureus.
  • What Vuze is unique for is it's community part, which allows you to share torrents easily with your friends.
  • While this client is very rich in features, it is written in Java, which makes it slow by nature, and is quite a memory hog. Despite these enormous flaws, it is still one of the best.

BitTornado

Homepage

Allowed versions: 0.3.x (Windows, Linux, Mac)

  • Client developed by John Hoffman. This client was the first to include super seeding. This client automatically bans connections with BitComet clients.

Deluge

Homepage

Allowed versions: 1.0.x, 1.1.x (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X)

  • Deluge is a lightweight, Free Software, cross-platform BitTorrent client.

Enhanced-CTorrent

Hoempage

Allowed versions: dnh3.2, dnh3.3.x (Windows, Linux)

Halite

Homepage

Allowed versions: 0.3.0, 0.3.1 (Windows)

KTorrent

homepage

Allowed versions: 2.1.x, 2.2.x, 3.0.x, 3.1.x, 3.2.x (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X)

libtorrent & rtorrent

Homepage

Allowed versions: 0.x, 0.10.4, 0.11.x, 0.12.x (Linux, cygwin?)

  • A mature BitTorrent client built around the libTorrent C++ library. Ncurses-based.
  • Uses very minimal resources.
  • Often used in a detached GNU Screen session.
  • Has many web front-ends available.

BitTorrent (Mainline, Official)

Homepage

allowed versions: 4.x, 5.3.x, 5.5.2, 6.1.x, 6.2.x (Windows, Linux, Mac)

  • The official BitTorrent client, nicknamed Mainline by developers. The last version before BitTorrent Inc. switched to the uTorrent build.

Transmission

Homepage

Allowed versions: 1.5.x, 1.6.x, 1.7.x, 1.x (Linux, Mac OS X, BeOS)

  • A client that runs on Unix based systems, Mac OS X, and BeOS. Default client for Ubuntu Linux, Zenwalk Linux and some other distributions. This client is known for having a small distribution size.

uTorrent

µTorrent / Homepage

Allowed versions: 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.7.6, 1.7.7, 1.8.x, 1.9.x beta, mac0.9.x beta (Windows, Linux+WINE, Mac OSX)

  • One of the most preferred clients on BakaBT. This client is known for having a small distribution size, despite being feature rich, and using little system resources. Available for Windows and WINE emulation only.

Blacklist

BitComet

  • This client is not suggested for use in the BakaBT community. It is currently only available for the Windows platform. It follows traffic behaviour that benefits the user at the expense of the swarm, which is discouraged.

BitLord

  • This client is based on the source code of the BitComet 0.56 core and includes adware and malware. It is not suggested for use in the BakaBT community. It is currently only available for the Windows platform.

FlashGet

LimeWire

Shareaza

  • There exists two Shareza, one false and the true client. Shareza V4 is the false one, and it comes bundled with adware. Shareza V2 is the true client.

Xunlei (Thunder)

External Websites