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

 

 

 

For x32

[email protected]:~# wget http://download.utorrent.com/linux/utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.tar.gz

For x64

[email protected]:~# wget http://download.utorrent.com/linux/utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.x64.tar.gz

After downloading the tar file, move to the file to /opt directory

[email protected]:~# mv utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.tar.gz /opt/

Change to /opt and extract downloaded file

[email protected]:~# cd /opt/
[email protected]:/opt# tar -zxvf utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.tar.gz

Change permission

[email protected]:/opt# chmod -R 777 utorrent-server-v3_0/

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

[email protected]:~# ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Start the torrent server by using the following command in terminal.

[email protected]:/# utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/

If you get this error utserver: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.0.9.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory, you can execute below command to install required libssl

[email protected]:/# apt-get install libssl0.9.8

Open a browser and type the following line to access μTorrent Server webui

http://serverip:8080/gui/

Default username is admin with blank password.