Re: Sponsor needed: mktorrent
On 17.12.2009 18:47, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> * <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009-12-17 16:33:46 CET]:
>> I am still looking for a sponsor for this package:
>>> Description: simple command line utility to create BitTorrent
>>> mktorrent is a text-based utility to create BitTorrent metainfo files
>>> used by trackers and torrent clients. It can create metainfo files
>>> files or complete directories in a fast way.
>>> It also supports:
>>> - multiple trackers
>>> - embed custom comments into the file
>>> - dissalow DHT and Peer Exchange
>>> - support for multi-threaded hashing
> Out of curiosity - what's the advantage over btmakemetafile from either
> bittornado or bittorent package? It somehow isn't obvious what this
> backport would offer additional, and maybe that's the reason why you
> haven't found a sponsor for it yet.
I am using rtorrent and was looking for a way to create a metafile
(rtorrent does not support that).
apt-cache search torrent | grep create
did not turn up anything, I looked in testing and found mktorrent.
So, one advantage would be, if you are in the same situation as I was,
you now find a tool to create metafiles :).
From a technical point of view and a quick look at the bittornado
btmakemeta man page, it looks as if mktorrent has these additional features:
- embed custom comments into the file
- dissalow DHT and Peer Exchange
- support for multi-threaded hashing