Transmission

The transmission-daemon is a full featured torrent client that runs all the time on your NASpberry Pi, and which provides a web-based front end for managing your torrents. This means that you can manage your torrenting from any computer on your network, through a web browser.

Installing the Transmission Daemon:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install transmission-daemon

Create a folder to download your torrents to and grant global write permissions so that the transmission-daemon process has access to write to it:

cd ~/
mkdir torrents
chmod -R 777 torrents

Stop the transmission-daemon:

sudo service transmission-daemon stop

Open /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json in your favorite text editor, as superuser:

sudo vi /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json

Tell transmission-daemon where to download your torrents to and open up access to the web interface from anywhere on your network by changing these settings:

{ 
    ...
    "download-dir": "/home/pi/torrents",
    ...
    "rpc-whitelist-enabled": false,
    ...
}

Restart the transmission-daemon service:

sudo service transmission-daemon start

Point your browser to http://localhost:9091, and when prompted to log in, use "transmission" for both the username and the password. You can replace "localhost" with the ip address of your NASpberry Pi if you're trying to access it from another machine on your network


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