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rutorrent is a front end to net-p2p/rtorrent and is designed to look like utorrent =D

root # emerge www-apps/rutorrent


  • Install your web server www-servers/nginx, and get dev-lang/php with the fpm use flag running first. nginx needs to be built with nginx_modules_http_scgi
  • you must turn on scgi_pass in the rtorrent config.
  • you must be running rtorrent, or rtorrentd.


nginx config

   /etc/nginx/sites-available/localhost - nginx configuration
server {
	server_name localhost;
	access_log /var/log/nginx/localhost.access_log main;
	error_log /var/log/nginx/localhost.error_log info;
	root /var/www/localhost/htdocs;
	index index.php index.cgi index.htm index.html;
	autoindex on;

        location ~ \.php$ {
		include fastcgi.conf;
                #fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;

           location /rutorrent {
               include scgi_params;
               scgi_pass localhost:5000;

Restart nginx:

root # /etc/init.d/nginx restart

Point your browser to





If you are able to open the rutorrent web interface but receive errors such as Bad response from server: (502 [error,getplugins]) then edit and change/uncomment the following:

listen.owner = www-data = www-data
listen.mode = 0666

The just restart php-fpm:

root # /etc/init.d/php-fpm restart

Clock shows the incorrect time

If rutorrent's clock displays the incorrect time/timezone then it can be changed.

date.timezone = "Europe/Athens"

A full list of supported timezones can be found at


502 Bad Gateway is caused by nginx being started and php-fpm not being started.