BitTorrent is a protocol for downloading large files that takes advantage of peer-to-peer file sharing techniques. Normally, a single server or small group of servers are all that provide the bandwidth for anyone who downloads a particular file. BitTorrent distributes the load among the various BitTorrent users who are downloading the file. It does this by allowing downloaders to download parts of the file from the other users who already have those parts.
The Fedora project makes releases available on its torrent tracker.
Acquire a client
To download a release using BitTorrent, you need a BitTorrent client such as Transmission, which is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux from its website at https://transmissionbt.com/download.
If you're already running Fedora, Transmission is also available from Fedora's package repositories. To install it, run:
sudo dnf install transmission
You can then launch the Transmission user interface from your Applications, or by running
transmission-gtk from the command line.
Download a release
To download Fedora using BitTorrent from the Fedora project's torrent tracker, open a web browser and go to https://torrent.fedoraproject.org/.
Select a release to download its torrent file, which has a
.torrent extension. Open this file in Transmission, review the torrent options to select a download location on your local system, and click "Open" to begin downloading the release.
Seed a release
If you leave Transmission running after downloading a release, you can contribute bandwidth toward others downloading that Fedora releases.
Other download options
For documentation on writing a release image to a device and installing Fedora, see the Fedora quick docs.