I wanted to install the transmission torrent daemon on my new HTPC server so I can upload a torrent and go to sleep without having to leave my laptop on. Or thinking about starting transmission when my computer (re)boots. So here’s how I installed transmission.
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aptitude install transmission wget http://blog.vanutsteen.nl/images/uploads/2008/12/transmission-daemon.txt -O /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon chmod +x /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon adduser --home /dev/null --shell /bin/false --no-create-home --disabled-login transmission mkdir /etc/transmission chown transmission:transmission -R /etc/transmission update-rc.d transmission-daemon defaults
And then make sure your “/etc/default/transmission-daemon” looks something like:
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TRANSMISSION_HOME=/etc/transmission # The folder where Transmission stores downloads TORRENTFOLDER=/media/sda11/downloads # The port Transmission uses to connect to other peers PORT=54318 # The name of the user that should run Transmission USERNAME=transmission # Login credentials for the Web- and the RPC-interface REMOTE_USER=admin REMOTE_PASS=password
You can not visit the daemon on: http://localhost:9091/transmission/web/