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A pure ruby bittorrent library
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~> 0.2
~> 0.8
~> 1.1
~> 2.0
 Project Readme

QuartzTorrent -- A Ruby Bittorrent Library

Gem Version

Like the title says, a bittorrent library implemented in pure ruby.

Features:

  • BEP 9: Extension for Peers to Send Metadata Files
  • BEP 10: Extension Protocol
  • BEP 15: UDP Tracker support
  • BEP 23: Tracker Returns Compact Peer Lists
  • Upload and download rate limiting
  • Upload ratio enforcement
  • Upload duration limit
  • Torrent Queueing

Requirements

This library has been tested with ruby1.9.1. The required gems are listed in the gemspec.

Running the curses client requires rbcurse-core (0.0.14).

Getting Started

How to use the library is best illustrated with an example. The sample program below touches on all the major ideas.

require 'quartz_torrent'
include QuartzTorrent

# Direct logging to stdout at info level
LogManager.setup do
  setLogfile "stdout"
  setDefaultLevel :info
end

# When CTRL-C is pressed, shut down
running = true
Signal.trap('SIGINT') do
  puts "Got SIGINT. Shutting down."
  running = false
end

# Create MagnetURI from first argument
magnet = MagnetURI.new(ARGV[0])

# Create a PeerClient that downloads to the current directory. 
# This is the main API, and implements the Bittorrent peer protocol. 
peerclient = PeerClient.new(".")
peerclient.port = 5555
peerclient.addTorrentByMagnetURI magnet

# Start the peerclient in another thread.
peerclient.start

while running do
  peerclient.torrentData.each do |infohash, torrent|
    name = torrent.recommendedName
    pct = 0
    if torrent.info
      pct = (torrent.completedBytes.to_f / torrent.info.dataLength.to_f * 100.0).round(2)
    end
    puts "#{name}: #{pct}%"
  end
  sleep 2
end

peerclient.stop

Logging is configured using QuartzTorrent::LogManager. Logs can be sent to stdout, stderr, or file. Individual loggers can be set to different levels.

The QuartzTorrent::PeerClient class is the main interface for downloading and uploading torrents. The PeerClient constructor takes the path to the directory into which torrents should be downloaded. Torrents may be added to the PeerClient as Magnet links, or .torrent file contents before or after the PeerClient is stared. When started, the PeerClient runs asynchronously in a separate thread. Information regarding the running torrents is retrieved with the PeerClient::torrentData method.

More elaborate examples can be found in bin/quartztorrent_download and bin/quartztorrent_download_curses.

Running Tests

Run the tests as:

rake test

You can run a specific test using, i.e.:

rake test TEST=tests/test_reactor.rb

And a specific test case in a test using:

ruby1.9.1 -Ilib tests/test_reactor.rb -n test_client

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