btpd-front
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A simple front-end for BitTorrent Protocol Daemon.   Free
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btpd-front is a simple btpd front-end. Btpd is the acronym for BitTorrent Protocol Daemon. BTPD is a bittorrent client consisting of a daemon and client commands, which can be used to read and/or manipulate the daemon state. The daemon is capable of running several torrents simultaneously and only uses one tcp port. It's fairly low on resource usage and should be perfect for file distribution sites. Efficient downloads and ease of use makes this client a good choice for the casual user as well.
What's New
Version 0.13:
  • Compiled with Xcode3.0
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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StevenJayCohen commented on 02 Sep 2007
Yes, your icon can be considered funny. After about 5 minutes, it's shortcoming start to show itself.

1. You have no Azureus code in your application.
2. Being named BTPD Front, with the DAEMON abbreviated, the meaning of the daemon in the icon is lost.

I made a quick icon out of some OSS images that I hope you will take the time to consider:

http://sagefire.org/files/btpd-front-icons.zip

You will see that there is a CLI interface with something in FRONT of it. And, the thing in front of it is a downloading widget. Granted, it isn't perfect, but it actually describes your application better than b***-f***ing someone else's icon.
[Version 0.13b0185]

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Robert replied on 10 Sep 2007
Besides being funny, I recognize the icon just fine. Topping Azerus, with a BSD daemon. Sort of obvious really.

Yours looks like a Terminal.app aid. At a stretch, maybe an icon for Macports or fink. Or a script for wget or curl.
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StevenJayCohen tipped on 17 Dec 2006
I put the following command:

/usr/local/bin/btcli stat -in

into Shell Watcher. A great little widget and it now gives me my btpd status on the dashboard!

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/developer/shellwatcher.html
[Version 0.12b0116]


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StevenJayCohen commented on 10 Dec 2006
Wow! This just keeps getting better and better!
(And, thank you for implementing my suggestion.)

Here are two more for you to consider:

1) The only missing feature that I see is the ability to pick individual files inside a torrent to download. Once you have done that, you can do everything that I can ever imagine needing.

2) Have you considered sending that streaming status output to a widget? I put "btcli stat -in -w 5" into WidgetTerm ( http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18859 ) and find that "cleaner" than starting a new Terminal session like you are doing right now.
[Version 0.12b0116]

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(developer) replied on 10 Dec 2006
1) The only missing feature that I see is the ability to pick individual files inside a torrent to download.

this fetures is not supported by the unix daemon, so you must write to btpd coder, http://lists.stargirl.org/listinfo/btpd-users.

2) Have you considered sending that streaming status output to a widget?
mnmm, I'll considering it
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StevenJayCohen commented on 01 Dec 2006
The developer of btpd-front may want to look into Sparkle: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/20366.

With the speed of revisions and bugfixes, adding auto-update functionality looks like a good idea to me.
[Version 0.12b0114]


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db commented on 30 Nov 2006
start link for those like me who dl this at least once a day (often more times) and can't get the dl link above to work...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/btpd-front
[Version 0.12b0114]


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Bucho commented on 29 Nov 2006
Does this support encrypted traffic? I'd love to dump Azureus (resource hog), but my ISP throttles bittorrent traffic.
[Version 0.12b0109]

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(developer) replied on 29 Nov 2006
at this time no encryption

you can ask the daemon coder here
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Bucho replied on 29 Nov 2006
How can I get in touch with the daemon coder?
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cropp replied on 29 Nov 2006
Richard Nyberg : rnyberg@murmeldjur.se
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(developer) replied on 29 Nov 2006
http://lists.stargirl.org/listinfo/btpd-users

btpd mailing list
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zwilliams reviewed on 26 Nov 2006
I'd have to say the biggest problem with this thing is the fact that it's updated so often. Just yesterday, I downloaded b099, then this morning b101 went up, and now on SF is b103.
[Version 0.12b0101]

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cropp replied on 26 Nov 2006
True, but it's a very young project and ideas come quickly.
Believe me, there are some HUGE improvements between these updates!
:)
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HipHopPunkSuperStar reviewed on 25 Nov 2006
Wow, so many releases you'll run out of numbers soon ;-)

Awsome bt-client!
The btpdeamon runs nice using next to no resources and the gui is getting better with every release.
Excelent bittorrent-client.
[Version 0.12b099]


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db commented on 25 Nov 2006
keeps getting better. thanks for all the work.

dl link that works for me:

http://belnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/btpd-front/btpd-front_build099.zip
[Version 0.12b099]


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StevenJayCohen commented on 24 Nov 2006
Great idea and very simple.

Can you add auto-refresh to the window? It took me a few minutes to realize that things were downloading since there was no update without me clicking.
[Version 0.12b096]

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(developer) replied on 26 Nov 2006
well, the answer is ... no.
My first target is a front-end light, not expensive in term of CPU consumption.
I found online a little , efficient daemon; it will be absurd make a weighty front-end.

However the source of the project is downloadable from Sourceforge, anyone can download it and modify it.
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Steve R had trouble on 30 Sep 2008
Can anyone tell me what the E2 error code is telling me? I suspect it is saying the app is not compatible with a certain tracker since it always happens with the same tracker that gave me problems with Tomato.

Happens in Tiger and in Leopard.
[Version 0.13b0186]


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kristoff72 had trouble on 16 Dec 2007
I'm on Leopard.
The application worked great, but today, I have this message :
"btpd: You must specify a dotted IPv4 address.n (1)".

PS : excuse m english. I'm french :)
[Version 0.13b0186]

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(developer) replied on 28 Dec 2007
you have force an incorrect IP.

Préférences - Adresse IP envoyée

Delete the actual IP and insert a correct one or simply crear it
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Robert had trouble on 28 Mar 2007
Hi, I've installed btpd versions many times in the past -- I do a full install each time with OS X installer since internal updating mechanism failed for me when I tried it. In the last two or three builds, the lower buttons in the GUI sidebar for starting/stopping the daemon are gone. Yesterday, I installed 160, and since then I've been getting perl locale errors in bash... ??
[Version 0.12b0160]

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(developer) replied on 29 Mar 2007
just uploaded 0162; sorry, it was a stupid bug in English vesion.

Perl locale errors; btpd-front doesn't use perl and btpd too and its installer doesn't move, replace or update any original system file.
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Robert replied on 29 Mar 2007
Thanks for replying: I'm using the updated version happily.

As for the locale problem, it was caused by losing the path setup with a recent fink update.
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Robert had trouble on 17 Nov 2006
Privoxy users: toggle Privoxy off to download btpd-front from here.
[Version 0.12b064]


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Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:29 Oct 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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btpd-front is a simple btpd front-end. Btpd is the acronym for BitTorrent Protocol Daemon. BTPD is a bittorrent client consisting of a daemon and client commands, which can be used to read and/or manipulate the daemon state. The daemon is capable of running several torrents simultaneously and only uses one tcp port. It's fairly low on resource usage and should be perfect for file distribution sites. Efficient downloads and ease of use makes this client a good choice for the casual user as well.


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