GetObjectTorrent - Amazon Simple Storage Service
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Returns torrent files from a bucket. BitTorrent can save you bandwidth when you're distributing large files.


You can get torrent only for objects that are less than 5 GB in size, and that are not encrypted using server-side encryption with a customer-provided encryption key.

To use GET, you must have READ access to the object.

This action is not supported by Amazon S3 on Outposts.

The following action is related to GetObjectTorrent:

Request Syntax

GET /{Key+}?torrent HTTP/1.1 Host: x-amz-request-payer: RequestPayer x-amz-expected-bucket-owner: ExpectedBucketOwner

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name of the bucket containing the object for which to get the torrent files.

Required: Yes


The object key for which to get the information.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

Required: Yes


The account ID of the expected bucket owner. If the bucket is owned by a different account, the request fails with the HTTP status code 403 Forbidden (access denied).


Confirms that the requester knows that they will be charged for the request. Bucket owners need not specify this parameter in their requests. For information about downloading objects from Requester Pays buckets, see Downloading Objects in Requester Pays Buckets in the Amazon S3 User Guide.

Valid Values: requester

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 x-amz-request-charged: RequestCharged Body

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The response returns the following HTTP headers.


If present, indicates that the requester was successfully charged for the request.

Valid Values: requester

The following data is returned in binary format by the service.



Getting torrent files in a bucket

This example retrieves the Torrent file for the Nelson object in the quotes bucket.

GET /quotes/Nelson?torrent HTTP/1.0 Host: bucket.s3.<Region> Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:32:00 GMT Authorization: authorization string

Sample Response

This example illustrates one usage of GetObjectTorrent.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amz-request-id: 7CD745EBB7AB5ED9 Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=Nelson.torrent; Content-Type: application/x-bittorrent Content-Length: 537 Server: AmazonS3 <body: a Bencoded dictionary as defined by the BitTorrent specification>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: