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Fynnon 30-03-09 01:20

vBitty (vBTT) 3 for XBT 1.2
4 Attachment(s) vBitty(VBTT) - vBulletin Torrent Tracker

This tracker mod works with the latest vBulletin version !

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vBulletin Torrent Tracker (VBTT) also known as vBitty was made by toolmanwill based on the Tracker system by Olaf Van Dar Spek.

PHP Tracker vs. XBT Tracker
Many of you already know, there's two version of vBulletin Torrent Tracker. One PHP based other XBT (c++) based. PHP Tracker is a basic Tracker while XBT is full featured powerful Tracker & can handle much more peers than a php tracker.

Unfortunately PHP Tracker support vBulletin 3.0.x, 3.5.x & 3.6.x only. So if you want to use vBulletin 3.7.x, 3.8.x or later XBT Tracker is only choice. Another thing is developer toolmanwill stop developing PHP Tracker (until now).

However, if you install PHP Tracker on vBulletin 3.7.x or 3.8.x, it'll cause errors & might harm for your database. So in tutorial we are dealing with XBT Tracker not php thing.

Pre-Installation Note
The main thing you need to know before you are going to install this on your server, You must have root access & SSH enabled

Root Access is necessary to login SSH with root account to install the tracker on your server.

Now, many of you can ask What is root access? & What is SSH?

Let me answer, first- Root Access

It means, you can use ROOT as user name & have the power to access server's root, I mean system files. Its a server's SUPER USER

When you buy a Host, you have a user name & password to login to it.
Same way...If you have Root Access, your root user name will be : root & password: same as your normal pass if you dont change it manually or host will provide you

Now SSH. It also known as Shell Access.
Its a Command Prompt system of LINUX like windows have ms-dos or cmd...just little difficult
So if you have the SSH enabled, you can use COMMAND on your server.

But you need a third party software to connect your server. I recommend PUTTY. Download it, its free.

N.B. If your server is WINDOWS SERVER not a linux based (fedora, ubuntu, centos etc...) then forget about SSH thing...its not required for you. All you need to do download the windows version of this tracker & run it on your remote computer

Now lets move to the final part of this pre-installation.
Generally, you'll not have Root Access in Shared Server. So you cant install VBTT on a Shared Server.

If your host give you root access (very very rare in case of shared me) only then you can do it.
VPS (Virtual Private Server) & Dedicated server has generally Root Access & of course SSH

So I should say, If you are on a shared server FORGET THIS TORRENT TRACKER its not for you or just go for a VPS or Dedicated server first. However you can install PHP Tracker on Shared server only if are using vBulletin 3.0.x, 3.5.x or 3.6.x

Ask your host these questions:

* Torrent Tracker installation is allowed on your server?
* Do I have Root Access?
* SSH (Shell Access enabled)
* is port 2710 (& 2711 also) open for use ?

If all the answer is YES, go ahead...

Installation process
Do this step by step:

1. Upload all VBTT files at your ForumRoot (including "xbt" folder)

2. Now go to your AdminCP >> Product Manager >> Add product & add the "product-vbtt3forxbt.xml" file of VBTT

3. Open the original Install Instruction file ( Install-do not upload!!! / installation.html ) provided by the VBTT author & start modifying PHP files as there mentioned.

4. CHMOD 777 > ForumRoot/xbt/Tracker folder & all files in it (it might be necessary, so we did it)

Note: chmod means Permission (in linux based operating system) & when the value of chmod is 777, it means all permission (read, write, executive)

From your server control panel you can change permission of a folder/file. Otherwise use a FTP Client software like "Smart FTP Client" & right-click the folder >> properties >> make CHMOD to 777 (check box "apply change to this folder, subfolder & files")

5. At the folder xbt/Tracker there are a file xbt_tracker.conf edit this with your hostname, database name, username & pass.

6. run PUTTY (the SSH login software). Host name >> Click OK

7. It will ask username & then password

8. User name: root

9. password: your root password

10. when you are connected, use this command cd /home/admin/ This is the path of your xbt/Tracker folder. It is variable, depending on your server & user name.
I just give here an example - check your File manager for your original path

11. Now you are in Tracker folder (you can check it by dirs command)

12. use this command: ./

13. Sometimes it shows error. If so use this command first: yum install boost-devel gcc-c++ mysql-devel subversion (if your system is CentOS, Fedora Core and Red Hat)

or apt-get install cmake g++ libboost-date-time-dev libboost-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-regex-dev libboost-serialization-dev libmysqlclient15-dev make subversion zlib1g-dev (if your system Debian)

This will install latest g++ support & other thing that is necessary for XBT installation. & then again use this command: ./

14. When the Installation will be completed without any error, type : ./xbt_tracker

15. & it'll show that your Tracker is started & ready for use

Mahmoud 23-11-10 23:11

installation on windows
hi there
is the installation steps is the same for windows servers ?
thanks for help

Phogo 24-11-10 00:10

No not the same.
Installing under Windows

  1. Download XBT Tracker from
  2. Run the executable.
  3. Update xbt_tracker.conf with the database, host, user and pass of your MySQL setup.
There are two ways to run the tracker under Windows (NT, 2000, XP and 2003). The first way is to run the tracker manually, like every other application. The second way is to run the tracker as service. The advantage of this way is that it also runs when no user is logged in.
  1. Open a command window (Start - Run - cmd).
  2. Run net start "XBT Tracker"
Starting under Windows

Just start the executable. An empty DOS window should appear.

Mahmoud 24-11-10 00:30

wow thanks for that cool support

and i already download and install it

when starting the XBT Tracker EXE file i got error message asking me about mysql dll file, should i install it in any special please like local server ?

and please is there is any scripts integrated with vB Forum like that one ?


Phogo 24-11-10 14:17

I would run it on localhost first, i have successfully installed it on before

Mahmoud 25-11-10 01:36


Originally Posted by Phogo (Post 25824)
I would run it on localhost first, i have successfully installed it on before

i install it in my local forum on Wamp server and fix the errors
but the forum didnt count the seeders of the leechers and that mean
all the files is dead
any help with that please


Phogo 25-11-10 12:41

Simple question but are you seeding the torrents? What message do you get in your client?

Mahmoud 25-11-10 17:49


Originally Posted by Phogo (Post 25847)
Simple question but are you seeding the torrents? What message do you get in your client?

yes im
the tracker is external tracker ( demonoid , my private tracker )
and bot of them is active and seeding the files right now and my torrent client seed the both files on my forum :ok:
and no activity over the forum
any suggestion :coffee:

Phogo 25-11-10 18:11

This mod doesn't allow external torrents.

Mahmoud 25-11-10 19:10


Originally Posted by Phogo (Post 25861)
This mod doesn't allow external torrents.

how ?
i have option in my ADMIN CP about enable or disable the external torrents

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