this is a sample rtorrent.rc file to be put in ~/.rtorrent.rc

# Maximum and minimum number of peers to connect to per torrent. 
min_peers = 40 
max_peers = 100 

# Same as above but for seeding completed torrents (-1 = same as downloading) 
min_peers_seed = 10 
max_peers_seed = 50 

# Maximum number of simultanious uploads per torrent. 
max_uploads = 5 

# Global upload and download rate in KiB. "0" for unlimited. 
download_rate = 0 
upload_rate = 0 

# Default directory to save the downloaded torrents. 
#directory = ./
directory = ~/torrent/dload

# Default session directory. Make sure you don't run multiple instance 
# of rtorrent using the same session directory. Perhaps using a 
# relative path? 
session = ~/.rtorrent/session 

# Watch a directory for new torrents, and stop those that have been 
# deleted. 
#schedule = watch_directory,5,5,load_start=Torrents/Autoload/*.torrent
schedule = watch_directory,5,5,load_start=~/torrent/torrent/*.torrent
schedule = untied_directory,5,5,stop_untied= 

# Close torrents when diskspace is low. 
schedule = low_diskspace,5,60,close_low_diskspace=100M 

# Stop torrents when reaching upload ratio in percent, 
# when also reaching total upload in bytes, or when 
# reaching final upload ratio in percent. 
# example: stop at ratio 2.0 with at least 200 MB uploaded, or else ratio 20.0 
# schedule = ratio,60,60,stop_on_ratio=110,200M,200 

# The ip address reported to the tracker. 
ip = 127.0.0.1 
#ip = rakshasa.no 

# The ip address the listening socket and outgoing connections is 
# bound to. 
#bind = 127.0.0.1 
#bind = rakshasa.no 

# Port range to use for listening. 
port_range = 6900-6999 

# Start opening ports at a random position within the port range. 
port_random = yes 

# Check hash for finished torrents. Might be usefull until the bug is 
# fixed that causes lack of diskspace not to be properly reported. 
check_hash = yes 

# Set whetever the client should try to connect to UDP trackers. 
use_udp_trackers = yes 

# Alternative calls to bind and ip that should handle dynamic ip's. 
#schedule = ip_tick,0,1800,ip=rakshasa 
#schedule = bind_tick,0,1800,bind=rakshasa 

# Encryption options, set to none (default) or any combination of the following: 
# allow_incoming, try_outgoing, require, require_RC4, enable_retry, prefer_plaintext 
# 
# The example value allows incoming encrypted connections, starts unencrypted 
# outgoing connections but retries with encryption if they fail, preferring 
# plaintext to RC4 encryption after the encrypted handshake 
# 
encryption = allow_incoming,enable_retry,prefer_plaintext 

# 
# Do not modify the following parameters unless you know what you're doing. 
# 

# Hash read-ahead controls how many MB to request the kernel to read 
# ahead. If the value is too low the disk may not be fully utilized, 
# while if too high the kernel might not be able to keep the read 
# pages in memory thus end up trashing. 
#hash_read_ahead = 10 

# Interval between attempts to check the hash, in milliseconds. 
#hash_interval = 100 

# Number of attempts to check the hash while using the mincore status, 
# before forcing. Overworked systems might need lower values to get a 
# decent hash checking rate. 
#hash_max_tries = 10 

# Max number of files to keep open simultaniously. 
#max_open_files = 128 

# Number of sockets to simultaneously keep open. 
#max_open_sockets = <no default> 

# Example of scheduling commands: Switch between two ip's every 5 
# seconds. 
#schedule = "ip_tick1,5,10,ip=torretta" 
#schedule = "ip_tick2,10,10,ip=lampedusa" 

# Remove a scheduled event. 
#schedule_remove = "ip_tick1"