μTorrent is a freeware and a closed source BitTorrent Client. One of the most used lightweight BitTorrent Client, Now it is available for Linux as μTorrent Server. You can download the tar file from utorrent.com. Before installing the uTorrent, you have to install the dependency library.

To Install Dependency Library

Fedora users Click Here to install the dependency library files.

Ubuntu 14.04  / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04 / 11.10 users run the below command to install the dependency library. Issue the password for the user when prompted.

sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386

Now Open a Terminal and use the following command to download.

wget http://download.utorrent.com/linux/utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz

After downloading the tar file, move to the directory where the downloaded file is located.

For example if the downloaded file is in Downloads directory then use the below command.

cd Downloads/

Now copy / move the tar file to opt directory, use the following command to copy the file to opt directory. Type the password for the user when prompted. Then extract it.

sudo cp utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz /opt/

Now move to the opt directory to extract the tar file. Run the following commands one by one.

cd /opt/
sudo tar -xvf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz

After extracting the tar file remove it.

sudo rm -rf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz

Change the permission of the extracted folder.

sudo chmod 777 -R utorrent-server-v3_0/

Create a symbolic link so that you can run the torrent server from terminal.

sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

That’s it. Now you can start the utorrent server by using the following command in terminal.

utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/ &

To access utorrent server

Open a browser and type the following line.

http://localhost:8080/gui/

Type the User Name as admin and leave the password field as empty and click ok.Check the screen shot below.

Before you start downloading the torrents set the download location, by clicking on the Preferences icon and select Directories then click on the check box “Put new downloads in:” and specify the download location. For example if you like to have the Downloads directory as default then use the following line.

/home/user/Downloads/

*Note: in the above line change user to your user name in the system. Check the screen shot below.

Create Launcher for utserver

Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04 /11.10 users check my recent post on How to Create Application Launcher and add it to Unity in Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 10.10 / 10.04 follow the below guide to create the Launcher.

You can also create a launcher in panel. Right Click on the panel and select Add to Panel, then select Custom Application Launcher. You will get a pop-up window, Check the screen shot below.

In Name field type uTorrent and in command field copy and paste the below command.

utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/ &

Download the uTorrent image and set the image by clicking on the image icon button, and select the downloaded image. Check the screen shot below.

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

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