Kamaelia docs : Kamaelia.Protocol.Torrent.TorrentClient.TorrentClient


For examples and more explanations, see the module level docs.

class TorrentClient(Axon.ThreadedComponent.threadedcomponent)

TorrentClient([tickInterval]) -> component capable of downloading/sharing torrents.

Initialises the Mainline client. Uses threadedcomponent so it doesn't have to worry about blocking I/O or making Mainline yield periodically.

Keyword arguments:

  • tickInterval -- the interval in seconds at which TorrentClient checks inboxes (default=5)


  • control : Shut me down
  • inbox : Torrent IPC - add a torrent, stop a torrent etc.


  • outbox : Torrent IPC - status updates, completion, new torrent added etc.
  • signal : Say when I've shutdown

Methods defined here


You should be using the inbox/outbox interface, not these methods (except construction). This documentation is designed as a roadmap as to their functionalilty for maintainers and new component developers.

decodeTorrent(self, data)

Converts bencoded raw metadata (as one would find in a .torrent file) into a metainfo object (which one can then get the torrent's properties from).


Start the Mainline client and block indefinitely, listening for connectons.


Send a TIPCTorrentStatusUpdate for each running torrent.

startTorrent(self, metainfo, save_incomplete_as, save_as, torrentid)

startTorrent causes MultiTorrent to begin downloading a torrent eventually. Use it instead of _start_torrent as it retries repeatedly if Mainline is busy.


Called periodically... by itself (gets rawserver to call it back after a delay of tickInterval seconds). Checks inboxes and sends a status-update message for every active torrent.


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