|Developer(s)||John Hoffman, a.k.a. Shad0w|
|Initial release||March 13, 2004|
|Stable release||0.3.17 (October 19, 2006[±])|
|Preview release||0.3.18 (December 24, 2006[±])|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD|
BitTornado is a free BitTorrent client for transfer of computer files over networks, including the Internet. It is developed by John Hoffman, who also created its predecessor, Shad0w's Experimental Client. Based on the original BitTorrent client, the interface is largely the same, with added features such as:
- Upload/download speed limitation
- Prioritized downloading when downloading batches (several files)
- Detailed information about connections to other peers
- UPnP port forwarding
- IPv6 support (OS support required)
- PE/MSE support as of version 0.3.18
Super seeding mode and web seeding were originally developed by the BitTornado group.
It is programmed using Python, for platform independence. Due to this, it can be used server-side on servers which support python applications, without having root access. Torrentflux is a popular PHP front-end for BitTornado, but because of its nature being inherently resource-intense, most shared web hosts block such scripts.
The BitTorrent client ABC is based on BitTornado.