Subcategory: p2p Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL, MIT
Interface: GUI, CLI, Web UI
Programing language: C
First release: September 15, 2005
Transmission – an open source, volunteer-based project of a BitTorrent client. Transmission has features such as: encryption, a web interface, peer exchange, magnet links, DHT, µTP, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, webseed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.
Transmission is a fast, easy, and free application which comes in several flavors:
– A native Mac OS X GUI application
– GTK+ and Qt GUI applications for Linux, BSD, etc.
– A headless daemon for servers and routers
– A web UI for remote controlling any of the above
Transmission is fully supported in transmission-remote, the preferred cli client. Three standalone tools to examine, create, and edit .torrent files exist: transmission-show, transmission-create, and transmission-edit, respectively.
Transmission doesn’t bundle toolbars, pop-up ads, flash ads, twitter tools, or anything else. It doesn’t hold some features back for a payware version. Its source code is available for anyone to review.
Prior to development of transmission-remote, the standalone client transmission-cli was created. Limited to a single torrent at a time, transmission-cli is deprecated and exists primarily to support older hardware dependent upon it. In almost all instances, transmission-remote should be used instead.
Different distributions may choose to package any or all of these tools in one or more separate packages.