System Requirements

Index

Operating system

Bunzilla is developed on top of the microsoft .net 2 platform. This platform is supported on XP and Vista operating systems. The installation program bundles the .net version 2 framework and will install it if it is not already installed. This program has not been tested with the compact .net 2 framework which is designed for use on mobile devices etc.

Memory

Bunzilla will alocate memory as needed. There is no specific minimal amount of free memory required.

CPU

Bunzilla will utilize as much CPU resources as it needs. Processor speed should generally not be a limiting factor in using Bunzilla.

Privledges

You will need the rights to install software on your computer. This is generally not an issue for most home users and/or those with administrative privledges for their system. Once installed, you need to ensure that you are not running any firewall or security software which might prevent programs from accessing the network. See getting started for more information on configuring the windows firewall to allow Bunzilla access to the network.

Network

You will require network access to the internet to run Bunzilla (unless you are planning on sharing only with people on your local area network). By default, Bunzilla uses tcp and udp ports 30031. The ports used can be configured through the network tab fo the configuration menu options. You should be able to use Bunzilla if there is no firewall device that is setup to prevent you from making outbound connections on this port. In a typical home configuration, you generally just need to tell the windows firewall to allow this program to access the network as described in the getting started section. In addition to outbound connections, it is highly desirable to be able to accept inbound connections on the port you have specified in the network configuration screen. In addition to your firewall or other security software, typical home users run in to difficulties in that their routers often hide their computers network address and block incoming connections. See network troubleshooting for more information on how to allow incoming connections. Note that Bunzilla will still function with outbound only connections, it simply will not allow peers who may have files you want to connect to you directly. This may result in lower performance.

Free Space

Bunzilla uses temporary storage space to store file fragments and other data. The amount of space to allocate to temporary storage of files can be set using the configure menu option. The amount of space you allocate should be at least twice the size of all the files you are downloading at any moment. The program itself occupies less then a megabyte of storage. It is recommended that you try to allocate at least 500mb towards temporary storage. If you were sharing 10 10mb files concurrently, you would need an absolute minimum of 10 x 10 x 2 = 200mb. The default temporary space allocation is 400gb. This is specified in the storage tab of the configuration menu option.