Downloads are available in 3 forms, in order of convenience:

  1. Ubuntu Packages
  2. Generic Linux Binaries
  3. Source (Build howto)

Look here to get more information about how you use Bithorde and it's tools

After download (Out of date, here for reference)

  1. Build and Install binaries if applicable/desirable.
  2. Edit the provided template-config * Make sure to set a unique name. * Configure cache-directory, and cache-size limit. * Configure friend-nodes, keys and encryption-level if applicable. * If testing for the first time, keep the *bhdemo*-friend.
  3. Start BitHorde with `/path/to/bithorded `. * For Ubuntu, BitHorde (and the BHFuse-proxy) can be controlled using the provided upstart-service scripts. Just `sudo {start|stop|restart} bithorde`. * Otherwise, if you want to use the fuse-interface, start it manually using `/path/to/bhfuse `. * -d activates debug-mode on both bithorded and bhfuse.
  4. If you kept the bhdemo-friend (and activated BHFuse), you can now test BitHorde out with `xdg-open /'magnet:?dn=sintel-1024-surround.mp4&xt=urn:tree:tiger:O6Q45A2VIJJ5DHPA6DUFUHNCOQJHYVTBYRSYRRY'` (mind the quotation marks to prevent shell-expansions.)
  5. To test uploading assets, just `bhupload `. When done, it will print a magnet-link, which can be used with bhget and/or through the bhfuse mount-point. Good luck, and please give feedback!