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Web interface for transmission - remote torrent client

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Hreniuc Cristian-Alexandru


If you need to connect remote to a PC and download something via torrent you need to do these steps:

Install transmission-daemon:

apt-get install transmission-daemon

This will install and start the service: transmission-daemon.

If you want to check it's status you can run:

systemctl status transmission-daemon

This will start a service and a web interface to acces the torrent client. This client will be at: ip:9091/transmission.

If you open that url, it will ask a user and password, by default these are:transmission:transmission.

If you want to change something, ex: the username, password, port; you can edit the settings file: /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json. But before stop the deamon:

systemctl stop transmission-daemon
# After edit, start the daemon
systemctl start transmission-daemon

By default the download_dir is set to /var/lib/transmission-daemon/downloads you can change it to any value.

For username and password for the web interface: rpc-username and rpc-password(put it in plain, it will be hashed automatically after daemon starts).

If you want to access this interface from remote, you can do a tunnel via ssh:

ssh -L user@pc