BitTorrent Client

"BitTorrent client" redirects here. For the software application by Bram Cohen, see BitTorrent (software).

The following is a general comparison of BitTorrent clients, which are computer programs designed for peer-to-peer file sharing using the BitTorrent protocol.[1]

The BitTorrent protocol coordinates segmented file transfer among peers connected in a swarm. A BitTorrent client enables a user to exchange data as a peer in one or more swarms. Because BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer communications protocol that doesn't need a server, the BitTorrent definition of client differs from the conventional meaning expressed in the client–server model.[1]

Bram Cohen, author of the BitTorrent protocol, made the first BitTorrent client, which he also called BitTorrent, and published it in July 2001.[2]

Many BitTorrent programs are free and open-source software; others are adware or shareware. Some download managers, such as Xunlei and GetRight, are BitTorrent-ready. Opera, a web browser, can also transfer files via BitTorrent.

In 2007, four BitTorrent clients were discovered to be Trojan horses that attempt to infect Windows with malware.[3][4][5] Those clients—BitRoll, GetTorrent, Torrent101, and TorrentQ—are excluded from the comparison tables below.

Application

General

Name Developer Software license Latest stable software release
ABC various Python Software Foundation License 3.1 (October 2, 2005; 8 years ago (2005-10-02)[6]) [±]
Acquisition Acquisition Proprietary 2.2 (v223) (November 19, 2010; 3 years ago (2010-11-19)) [±]
baretorrent Jonathan McDougall Public domain Template:Latest stable software release/baretorrent
BitComet BitComet Development Group Proprietary 1.36 (May 2, 2013; 13 months ago (2013-05-02)) [±][7]
BitLet various Proprietary  ?
BitLord House of Life GPL (License violation)[8]
installs WhenU adware
Windows:

2.3.2 (August 28, 2013; 9 months ago (2013-08-28)) [±]

Mac OSX:
2.2 (November 21, 2012; 18 months ago (2012-11-21)) [±]

Bits on Wheels Bits on Wheels Proprietary 1.0.6 (November 19, 2005; 8 years ago (2005-11-19)) [±]
BitSpirit ByteLinker Inc. Proprietary 3.6.0.550 (December 29, 2010; 3 years ago (2010-12-29)[9]) [±]
BitThief Distributed Computing Group Proprietary 0.5.0 (unknown) [±]
BitTornado John Hoffman MIT 0.3.17 (October 19, 2006; 7 years ago (2006-10-19)) [±]
BitTorrent Bram Cohen Proprietary, Adware Windows:

7.8.2 (Build 30265) (October 25, 2013; 7 months ago (2013-10-25)) [±][10]

Mac OS X:
7.4.1 (Build 29560) (April 16, 2013; 14 months ago (2013-04-16)) [±][11]

BitTyrant University of Washington GPL 1.1.1 (September 7, 2007; 6 years ago (2007-09-07)[12]) [±]
Blog Torrent Downhill Battle GPL 0.92 (April 20, 2005; 9 years ago (2005-04-20)) [±]
Deluge various GPL 1.3.6 (February 25, 2013; 15 months ago (2013-02-25)) [±]
FlashGet Trend Media Proprietary 3.7.0.1218 (November 8, 2012; 19 months ago (2012-11-08)[13]) [±]
Folx Eltima Software Proprietary Template:Latest stable software release/Folx
Free Download Manager alervd GPL 3.9.3 (Build 1358) (September 23, 2013; 8 months ago (2013-09-23)) [±][14]
FrostWire The FrostWire Project GPL
Installs Ask.com toolbar
5.6.3 (August 6, 2013; 10 months ago (2013-08-06)) [±]
Gnome BitTorrent Paul Varga Python Software Foundation License Template:Latest stable software release/Gnome BitTorrent
KGet KDE GPL 4.11.3 (5 November 2013; 7 months ago (2013-11-05)) [±][15]
KTorrent Joris Guisson, Ivan Vasić GPL 4.3.1 (January 17, 2013; 16 months ago (2013-01-17)[16]) [±]
Lftp Alexander V. Lukya GPL Template:Latest stable software release/Lftp
LimeWire Lime Wire LLC GPL 5.5.16 (September 30, 2010; 3 years ago (2010-09-30)) [±]
Meerkat Bittorrent Client 47 Software Proprietary 1.5.8 (August 28, 2011; 2 years ago (2011-08-28)) [±]
MiniGet MiniSoft Proprietary 1.0.8.2188
Miro Participatory Culture Foundation GPL 6.0 (April 16, 2013; 14 months ago (2013-04-16)) [±][17]
MLDonkey MLDonkey Project GPL 3.1.3 (August 5, 2012; 22 months ago (2012-08-05)[18]) [±]
µTorrent Ludvig Strigeus Proprietary, Adware Microsoft Windows
3.3.2 (Build 30260) (October 22, 2013; 7 months ago (2013-10-22)) [±][19][20]

OS X for Intel
1.8.4 (Build 29971) (July 23, 2013; 10 months ago (2013-07-23)) [±][21][22][23]
OS X for PPC
1.6.5 (Build 27624) (July 25, 2012; 22 months ago (2012-07-25)) [±][21][24][25]

OneSwarm University of Washington GPL 0.7.5 (May 23, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-05-23)[26]) [±]
Opera Opera Software Proprietary
Blink

17.0.1241.53 (October 23, 2013; 7 months ago (2013-10-23)) [±]

Presto

12.16 (July 4, 2013; 11 months ago (2013-07-04)) [±]

qBittorrent Christophe Dumez GPL 3.1.1.1 (October 28, 2013; 7 months ago (2013-10-28)) [±][27]
rTorrent Jari Sundell GPL rTorrent 0.9.3 / libTorrent 0.13.3 (23 October 2012; 19 months ago (2012-10-23)) [±][28]
Shareaza Shareaza Development Team GPL 2.7.0.0 (August 31, 2013; 9 months ago (2013-08-31)[29]) [±]
SymTorrent Imre Kelényi GPL Template:Latest stable software release/SymTorrent
Tixati Tixati Software Inc. Proprietary

1.96 (May 28, 2013; 12 months ago (2013-05-28) [30]) [±]

Tomato Torrent Sarwat Khan BitTorrent Open Source License 1.5.1 (October 27, 2007; 6 years ago (2007-10-27)[31]) [±]
Tonido Torrent CodeLathe Proprietary 3.62.0.21836 (December 31, 2012; 17 months ago (2012-12-31)) [±]
Torrent2Exe Torrent2Exe Proprietary Template:Latest stable software release/Torrent2Exe
Torrent Swapper John Freemonth MIT 1.0 (August 10, 2006; 7 years ago (2006-08-10)[32]) [±]
TorrentFlux various GPL 2.4 (June 18, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-06-18)[33]) [±]
Transmission various GPL/MIT 2.82 (8 August 2013; 10 months ago (2013-08-08)) [±][34]
Tribler The Tribler Team LGPL 6.2.0 (August 1, 2013; 10 months ago (2013-08-01)) [±]
Vuze (formerly Azureus) Vuze Proprietary (platform), GPL (core engine) 5.1.0.0 (August 13, 2013; 10 months ago (2013-08-13)) [±][35]
wpTorrent EeeNet Proprietary 1.0.0.0 [36]
Wyzo Radical Software Proprietary Template:Latest stable software release/Wyzo
Xtorrent Spectacular Apps Proprietary  ?
Xunlei Thunder Networking Technologies] Proprietary 7.9.13.4666 (Windows) 1.1.0 (Mac OS X) 1.3 (Android) (21 November 2013; 6 months ago (2013-11-21) (Windows) 12 July 2012; 23 months ago (2012-07-12) (Mac OS X) 23 August 2012; 21 months ago (2012-08-23) (Android)) [±][37]
ZipTorrent ZipTorrent Proprietary 1.3.7.3 (August 24, 2005; 8 years ago (2005-08-24)) [±]
Name Developer Software license Latest stable software release

Operating system support

BitTorrent client Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD iOS Android Other
ABC Yes No Yes No No No No
Acquisition No Yes No No No No No
baretorrent Yes Yes Yes No No No No
BitComet Yes No No No No No No
BitLet web web web No No No No
BitLord Yes Yes No No No No No
BitSpirit Yes No No No No No No
BitThief Yes Yes Yes No No No No
BitTornado Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
BitTorrent Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Bits on Wheels No Yes No No No No No
BitTyrant Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Blog Torrent Yes Yes No No No No No
Deluge Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Solaris
FlashGet Yes No No No No No No
Folx No Yes No No No No No
Free Download Manager Yes No No No No No No
Frostwire Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Gnome BitTorrent No No Yes No No No No
KGet No Yes Yes Yes No No No
KTorrent No Yes Yes Yes No No No
LimeWire Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Meerkat Bittorrent Client Yes No No No No No No
Miro Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
MLDonkey Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Solaris, MorphOS
µTorrent Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
OneSwarm Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Opera Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Solaris
qBittorrent Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes eComStation
rTorrent Yes Cygwin[38] Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Solaris
Shareaza Yes No No No No No No
SmartTorrent BitTorrent Client No No No No No Yes No
SymTorrent No No No No No No Yes Symbian
Tixati Yes No Yes No No No No
Tomato Torrent No Yes No No No No No
Tonido Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Torrent Swapper Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
TorrentFlux Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Transmission No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Solaris, OpenWrt
iTransmission Transmission Port No No No No Yes only for Jailbroken devices No No
Tribler Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
tTorrent No No No No No Yes No
Vuze Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Wyzo Yes Yes No No No No No
ZipTorrent Yes No No No No No No
Name Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD iOS Android Other

Interface and programming

BitTorrent client GUI Web CLI Other Programming language Based on IPv6 µTP
ABC Yes Yes No No Python BitTornado buggy[Note 1] No
Acquisition Yes No No No Objective-C, Cocoa Limewire ? No
baretorrent Yes No No No C++ - ? ?
BitComet Yes Yes Partial[39] No C++ - No No
BitLet No Yes No No Java Applet - ? No
BitLord Yes No No No Python, C++ libtorrent (Rasterbar) Yes No
BitThief Yes No No No Java ? ? No
BitTornado Yes No Partial No Python BitTorrent Yes No
BitTorrent 5, Mainline Yes No Partial No Python - No No
BitTorrent 6 Yes Yes Partial No C++ µTorrent Yes Yes
Bits on Wheels Yes No No No Objective-C, Cocoa - Yes No
BitTyrant Yes Yes Partial Telnet, XML over HTTP remote control API Java, SWT Azureus Yes No
Blog Torrent Yes No No No ? ? ? No
Deluge Yes Yes Yes Daemon Python, C++ libtorrent (Rasterbar) Yes No
FlashGet Yes No No No ? ? No No
Free Download Manager Yes Yes Partial No C++ libtorrent (Rasterbar) ? No
Gnome BitTorrent Yes No No No Python ? ? No
KGet Yes Yes Partial[Note 2] No C++ - Yes No
KTorrent Yes Yes Partial No C++ - Yes Yes[40]
LimeWire Yes No No No Java libtorrent (Rasterbar) No No
Meerkat Bittorrent Client Yes No No No C++ - No No
Miro Yes No No No C++ libtorrent (Rasterbar) ? No
MLDonkey Network GUI Yes Partial Telnet OCaml - No No
µTorrent Yes Yes No[41] RESTful Web API[42] C++[43] - Yes[44] Yes[45]
OneSwarm Partial Yes No-partial No Java Azureus Yes No
Opera Yes No No No C++ - Yes No
qBittorrent Qt (toolkit) Yes Partial No C++ libtorrent (Rasterbar) Yes Yes[46]
rTorrent No Third Party Yes SCGI C++ libTorrent (Rakshasa) No[47] No
Shareaza Yes Yes Partial No C++ - No No
SymTorrent Yes No No No ? ? ? No
Tixati Yes Yes No No Yes - Yes Yes[48]
Tomato Torrent Yes No No No Cocoa BitTorrent No No
Tonido Torrent No Yes No No C++ libtorrent (Rasterbar) No No
Torrent Swapper Yes Yes No No Python BitTorrent buggy[Note 1] No
TorrentFlux No Yes No No PHP BitTornado No No
Transmission Yes Yes Yes Daemon, JSON-RPC over HTTP remote control API C - Yes Yes[49]
Tribler Yes Partial Partial No Python,C++ libtorrent (Rasterbar) No Yes
Vuze (formerly Azureus) Yes Yes Partial Telnet, XML over HTTP remote control API Java, SWT - Yes Yes
ZipTorrent Yes No No No C++ libtorrent (Rasterbar) No No
BitTorrent client GUI Web CLI Other Programming language Based on IPv6 µTP

Features I

BitTorrent client Magnet URI Preload Magnet metadata Super-seeding Embedded tracker UPnP [Note 3] NAT Port Mapping Protocol NAT traversal [Note 4] DHT [Note 5] Peer exchange Encryption UDP tracker LPD Proxy server
ABC No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Acquisition No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
BitComet Yes No Yes Separate download Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No HTTP 1.1, SOCKS4-4a-5
BitLet No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
BitLord Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes HTTP 1.1, SOCKS4-4a-5
BitThief Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
BitTornado No No Yes Yes[Note 6] Yes No No No No Yes No No No
BitTorrent 5, Mainline No No No Yes[Note 6] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
BitTorrent 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[Note 7] Yes Yes Yes HTTP(S), SOCKS4-5
Bits on Wheels No No No No No No No No No No No No No
BitTyrant No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[Note 8] Yes[Note 9] Yes Yes No No No
Blog Torrent No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Deluge Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes HTTP(S), SOCKS4-5
FlashGet No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No
Free Download Manager No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No
Gnome BitTorrent No No No No No No No No No No No No No
KTorrent Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial HTTP, SOCKS4-5
LimeWire Partial No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Meerkat Bittorrent Client No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
MLDonkey Yes[50] No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No No
µTorrent Yes Yes Yes[51] Yes[52] Yes[53] Yes Yes[54] Yes[Note 10] Yes[Note 7] Yes[55] Yes Yes[56] HTTP(S), SOCKS4-5
OneSwarm Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Opera No No No Yes[57] No No No No Yes[58] No No No No
qBittorrent Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes HTTP(S), SOCKS4-5
rTorrent Yes[59] No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No[60] No
Shareaza Yes No No No Yes Yes N/A Yes[Note 11] Yes No Yes[Note 12] No No
SymTorrent No No No No N/A N/A N/A No No No No No No
Tixati Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes HTTP(S), SOCKS4-5
Tomato Torrent No No No Yes No No No Yes No No No No No
Tonido Torrent No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Torrent Swapper No No Yes Yes[Note 6] Yes No No No Yes No No No No
TorrentFlux No No Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No No No
Transmission Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[Note 13] Yes Yes Yes No [61]
Tribler Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Vuze (formerly Azureus) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[Note 14] Yes[Note 9] Yes Yes Yes Plugin HTTP(S)?, SOCKS4-4a-5
Vuze Plus (Shareware) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[Note 15] Yes[Note 9] Yes Yes Plugin HTTP(S)?, SOCKS4-4a-5
ZipTorrent No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No
BitTorrent client Magnet URI Preload Magnet metadata Super-seeding Embedded tracker UPnP NAT Port Mapping Protocol NAT traversal DHT Peer exchange Encryption UDP tracker LPD Proxy server

Features II

BitTorrent client Cache [Note 16] Web seeding [Note 17] Broad-catching (RSS) Prioritization Selective downloads Sequential downloading SOCKS Tracker exchange [62] Remote control via web Search engine Auto updates Notes
ABC No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Separate download No                                 
Acquisition No No No No No No No No No No 3 torrents max, infinity when registered
BitComet Yes Yes [63] Beta Yes Yes Yes [Note 18] Yes No Yes Built-in Web browser Yes Portable version available
BitLet No No No No No No No No No Yes
BitLord Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Built-in Web browser Yes
Bits on Wheels No No No No No No No No No No
BitThief No No No No No No No No No No Originally designed as a proof-of-concept for the exploitation of weaknesses in the BitTorrent protocol. Has an option to prevent any uploads.
BitTornado Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No via PMS
BitTorrent 5, Mainline No Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
BitTorrent 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
BitTyrant Yes Yes [64] Plugin Yes Yes Yes No Plugin[Note 19] 3rd party plugins Yes Upload priority optimized according to a series of research papers
Blog Torrent No No No No No No No No No No
Deluge Yes No Plugin Yes Yes Yes No Yes No via PMS
FlashGet No No No No No No No No No No FlashGet (standalone application) is not FlashGot (Firefox Addon)
Free Download Manager No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No Optional
Gnome BitTorrent No No No No No No No No No No
KTorrent Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[65] Yes No Yes Built-in Web browser via PMS
LimeWire Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
Meerkat Bittorrent Client Yes No No No No No No No No No
MLDonkey Yes No 3rd party bash script Yes No No[66] No Yes Built-in Web browser via PMS
µTorrent Yes Yes[67] Yes[68] Yes[69] Yes since v3.0 [Note 20] Yes No Yes Yes Yes
OneSwarm Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Based on Azureus, has all BitTyrant features
Opera No No Yes[Note 21] No No No No No built-into Web browser Windows and Mac OS X only; via PMS on Linux Web browser
qBittorrent Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[70] Yes Yes Yes Yes via PMS
rTorrent Partial No 3rd party utility [71] Yes Yes No No Yes No via PMS No built-in disk cache but a delayed sync
Shareaza Yes Yes No Yes Yes[Note 22] Available in mod client No since v2.5.3.1
[72][Note 23]
Yes Yes Yes [Note 24]
SymTorrent No No No No No No No No No No BitTorrent client for cell phones
Tixati Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Portable version available
Tomato Torrent No No No No No No No No No No supports AppleScript
Tonido Torrent No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
Torrent Swapper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Built-in Web browser Yes
TorrentFlux Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No
Transmission Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
Tribler Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Partial Yes Yes Fully distributed keyword search; integrated anti-spam measures[73]
Vuze (formerly Azureus) Yes Yes [64] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Plugin[Note 19] Yes Yes
ZipTorrent No No Yes No No No No No Yes No
Xunlei In v0.1.0.0
BitTorrent client Cache Web seeding Broad-catching (RSS) Prioritization Selective downloads Sequential downloading SOCKS Tracker exchange Remote control via web Search engine Auto updates Notes

Vulnerabilities

This comparison of unpatched publicly known vulnerabilities in latest stable version clients is based on vulnerabilities reports by computer security for more details about the importance of unpatched known flaws.

BitTorrent client Known unpatched vulnerabilities
Secunia SecurityFocus
Extremely critical
(number / oldest)
Highly critical
(number / oldest)
Moderately critical
(number / oldest)
Less critical
(number / oldest)
Not critical
(number / oldest)
Total
(number / oldest)
BitComet 0 0 0 0 0 0
BitLord 0 0 0 0 0 Unknown
BitTornado 0 0 0 0 0 Unknown
BitTorrent 0 0 0 0 0 0
BitTorrent DNA 0 0 0 0 0 0
BitTyrant 0 0 0 0 0 Unknown
Deluge 0 0 0 0 0 0
FlashGet 0 0 0 0 0
Free Download Manager 0 0 0 0 0 0
FrostWire 0 0 0 0 0 Unknown
KTorrent 0 0 0 0 0 0
Libtorrent (Rasterbar) 0 0 0 0 0 0
LimeWire 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miro 0 0 0 0 0
MLDonkey 0 0 0 0
µTorrent for Mac 0 0 0 0 0 0
µTorrent for Windows 0 0 0 0 0 0
Opera 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shareaza 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tomato Torrent 0 0 0 0 0 Unknown
TorrentFlux 0 0 0 0
Transmission 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vuze (formerly Azureus) 0 0 0 0 0
Wyzo 0 0 0 0 0 Unknown
Xunlei 0 0 0 0
ZipTorrent 0 0 0 0
BitTorrent client Extremely critical
(number / oldest)
Highly critical
(number / oldest)
Moderately critical
(number / oldest)
Less critical
(number / oldest)
Not critical
(number / oldest)
Total
(number / oldest)
Secunia SecurityFocus
Known unpatched vulnerabilities

Libraries

General
BitTorrent library First public release date Latest stable Software license
BTSharp 2004; Template:Years or months ago (2004) 2.0 (February 4, 2007; 7 years ago (2007-02-04)) [±] Proprietary
libtorrent (Rasterbar) September 8, 2005; 8 years ago (2005-09-08)[76] 0.16.12 (October 20, 2013; 8 months ago (2013-10-20)) [±] Free software
MonoTorrent September 2006; Template:Years or months ago (2006-09) 0.90 (May 22, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-05-22)) [±] Free software
rTorrent (libTorrent Rakshasa) July 15, 2004; 9 years ago (2004-07-15)[77] rTorrent 0.9.3 / libTorrent 0.13.3 (23 October 2012; 19 months ago (2012-10-23)) [±][28] Free software
BitTorrent library First public release date Latest stable Software license
Operating system support and programming language
BitTorrent library Linux/Unix Windows OS X API Programming language
BTSharp No Yes No Yes C#
libtorrent (Rasterbar) Yes Yes Yes Yes C++
MonoTorrent Yes Yes Yes Yes C#
rTorrent (libTorrent Rakshasa) Yes No Yes Yes C++
BitTorrent library Linux/Unix Windows OS X API Programming language
Supported features 1
BitTorrent library Super-seeding Tracker UPnP [Note 1] NAT Port Mapping Protocol NAT traversal [Note 2] DHT [Note 3] Peer exchange Encryption UDP tracker LPD Fast extensions Magnet URI
BTSharp No Yes Yes No No No No No ? ? No No
libtorrent (Rasterbar) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[78] Yes Yes
MonoTorrent Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
rTorrent (libTorrent Rakshasa) Yes Yes No ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes
BitTorrent library Super-seeding Tracker UPnP NAT Port Mapping Protocol NAT traversal DHT Peer exchange Encryption UDP tracker LPD Fast extensions Magnet URI
Supported features 2
BitTorrent library Cache[Note 4] Web seeding [Note 5] Broadcatching (RSS) Prioritization Selective downloads SOCKS Remote control via web Engine Notes
BTSharp Yes No No No No No No No
libtorrent (Rasterbar) Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
MonoTorrent Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
rTorrent (libTorrent Rakshasa) Partial No No Yes Yes No Yes No No built-in cache-disk cache but a delayed sync
BitTorrent library Cache Web seeding Broadcatching (RSS) Prioritization Selective downloads SOCKS Remote control via web Engine Notes

Notes

See also

References

External links

  • SourceForge's "Bittorrent" section
  • User-ranked list of bittorrent clients
  • DMOZ
  • Article suggesting that a BitTorrent client is installed on more than 13% of Windows desktop PCs
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