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I'm looking for a torrent client with per tracker settings (i.e. ratio, speed limits etc). Windows or Linux, preferably both.

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And what about multi-tracker torrents? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 16 '11 at 18:10
could you tell us about the underlying motivation of this wish? – Bora May 16 '11 at 18:20
@Bora: Different sites, different rules. SCC, BTN, and all other sites have different rules (found them on Fileshare freak). – Shiki May 16 '11 at 18:21
Instead, you can create groups and assign them settings acoordingly. – Bora May 16 '11 at 18:23
Well, I want to maintain good rating at some of the private trackers without too much micromanaging. My uplink is not so great as my downlink so I have to prioritize. Multi-tracker torrents are not an issue: the ones I'm interested in are not multi-tracker. – xxzoid May 16 '11 at 18:24

IMHO you may find rtorrent (a BitTorrent client for ncurses) useful in your case, something similar was requested ~4 years ago on their trac.

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If you are not already aware of, try Vuze (formerly Azureus)

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I went through a few of these and Deluge is the best I found so far - it will fit your requirements.

Deluge runs on headless machines and is managed through a console (tty), a web UI and GTK interface. There is a Firefox plugin available to handle .torrent files on a client transparently through the web UI.

I also tried uTorrent on Linux - whilst the Windows implementation is fantastic, the Linux version is not native enough and therefore neither too stable nor too integrated into the system. This may change though over time.

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Transmission is officially Linux and Mac OS only, but otherwise fulfills your requirements. There is an unofficial windows port, which I have never tried.

Transmission is easy to use, I find. Especially the up/download limits are easy to set, with a simple system of General Limits and per-file limits that override the General Limits. You can toggle the per-file limits at any time, even remotely.

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