Frequently asked questions

  • What is Lince?
  • Lince is a bittorrent client coded in C++ with a Gtk interface. It has been designed to be a light and full featured client.

  • What do I need to build Lince?
  • You will need:
    • >= Libtorrent 0.15
    • >= Gtkmm 3
    • >= Libxml2
    • >= Cairomm 1.0
    For optional support:
    • dbus - multiple sessions check
    • libnotify - friendly notifications

  • Which protocols does Lince support?
  • Lince works with DHT, UPNP, local network searching, metadata exchange between peers, uTorrent Peer eXchange(PeX), also handles magnet links.

  • Can I use encrypted connections?
  • Lince supports a series of encryption protocols, compatible with Azureus, including encryption of all the data flow or the initial connection with RC4.

  • Can I set a connection thought a proxy?
  • Lince supports Socks4, Socks5, Socks5 with password, Http and Http with password connections.

  • Is Lince multilanguage?
  • Lince is available in English, Spanish, Catalan and Italian. Actualy we're searching for translators.

  • Is IP filtering supported?
  • Lince filters IPs using the same format as Emule.

  • Can I ban an IP for a short amount of time?
  • You can temp-ban a client/IP for 5/15/45/60/120 minutes and forever from the clients list in the torrent details. This IP will be added to the IPFilter list and removed when the time's up.

  • What about statistics?
  • Lince has a dedicated area where you can see your download/upload speed, session average, download/upload and share ratio of the session and total.

  • Lince won't Start! liblince-1.so.0 wasn't found..
  • There's a problem with the dynamic linking of some libraries. To solve this problem simply run sudo ldconfig /usr/local/lib/

  • Where can I find the 'lock' file?
  • If Lince wasn't built with dbus support an alternative method is used to check for multiple sessions. A lock file is created and checked before running another session. When running a new session you will be asked if you want to remove the lock file.

  • Can I edit the tracker list?
  • Trackers can be added and removed. The list will be saved between sessions.