BTTRACK(1)                  General Commands Manual                 BTTRACK(1)

       bttrack - tracker for bittorrent

       bttrack  [ option ... ]

       This manual page documents briefly the bttrack command.  This manual
       page was written for the Debian distribution because the original
       program does not have a manual page.

       bttrack is a program that serves as a "tracker" for bittorrent clients.
       This program keeps track of the completion of each client, and
       communcates that information when requested to other clients.

       These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two dashes (`-').  A summary of options is
       included below.

       --port portnum
              listen on port portnum (default 80)

       --dfile filename
              store recent downloader info in filename

       --bind ip
              bind to ip instead of the default

       --socket_timeout secs
              timeout for closing connections (default 15)

       --save_dfile_interval secs
              seconds between saving dfile (default 300)

       --timeout_downloaders_interval secs
              seconds between expiring downloaders (default 2700)

       --reannounce_interval secs
              seconds downloaders should wait between reannouncements (default

       --response_size num
              number of peers to send in an info message (default 50)

       --timeout_check_interval secs
              time to wait between checking if any connections have timed out
              (default 5)

       --nat_check [ 1 | 0 ]
              whether to check back and ban downloaders behind NAT (default 1)

       --min_time_between_log_flushes secs
              minimum time it must have been since the last flush to do
              another one (default 3.0)

       --allowed_dir path
              only allow downloads for .torrents in this directory (default

       --parse_allowed_interval mins
              minutes between reloading of allowed_dir (default 15)

       --show_names [ 1 | 0 ]
              whether to display names from alowed dir (default 1)

       bittorrent-downloader(1), btmakemetafile(1).

       This manual page was written by Michael Janssen <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                  Jan 18 2003                       BTTRACK(1)