rtorrent is great
I’ve been using TorrentFlux for a while on a headless server with great success for the past few years. Recently I’ve had some issues with it, mainly due to the fact that on some larger torrents, it seems to hang, seeding many torrents seems to eat a ton of memory, and CPU load.
So after some looking around, I found rtorrent. A full text based torrent client.
I must say that at first I was hesitant, trying to install some sort of GUI for it (mainly wtorrent, and failing miserably on several attempts) just because I didn’t want to administer the torrent client at the command prompt. I have found rutorrent, which is a web gui for rtorrent. I have not installed it yet, but will give it a shot soon.
However, using rtorrent from the command line is actually easier then I thought. And now I love it!
This thing eats minimal memory and CPU cycles. Just have to figure out how to deal with cookie authorizations that some private trackers require.