Hitting the gear button will open the rTorrent settings window.
The settings are for advanced users, most new users will never need to change these.
It can do more harm than good to change these settings without knowing what they do.
''The General section has a couple of things that may be relevant to the average seedbox user.
You may wish to change the GUI update time.
This means the information about the active torrents will refresh quicker. Too low may cause slowdowns though.
Request Timeout may be useful if you run into frequent timeout errors.
You may try to resolve them by halving or doubling this number.
A newer feature is the option to theme ruTorrent, to give it a different look.
Foreign users may wish to change the language of text to their native language.''
The Downloads section might be useful if you wish to change bandwidth settings but is totally unnecessary.
Checkmarking "Check hash after download" will verify that downloaded files are complete and not corrupted after each download.
The Connection section should not be touched, as it is set at the optimal configuration for your seedbox.
If you wish, you may stop using a specific port for rTorrent by checking "Randomize port each time rTorrent starts".
You may add the torrent label or name to the directory name for better organization.
The Channels section allows you to set the upload and download speed for certain channels which can be set by right clicking a torrent entry.
The Ratio Groups section allows you to define the ratio limits for 8 ratio groups.
- Min (%) - Minimum ratio required to perform the defined Action.
- Max (%) - Maximum ratio required to perform the defined Action. (Optional)
- UL, MB - Minimum amount of data to be uploaded before performing the defined Action.
- Action - What will happen when a condition is satisfied. (e.g. Stop the torrent, Remove it or Stop the torrent and clear the ratio group)
To add a torrent entry to a ratio group, right click it and choose the ratio group from the context menu.