Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Setting up the torrent client on Ubuntu/Raspberry pi

In this post, I will show you how to setup transmission torrent client in your Ubuntu/Raspberry pi

What is Bittorrent?

BitTorrent is a protocol used for peer-to-peer file sharing that is used to distribute large amount of data over the internet. It means that the torrent client can download the data from the nearest peer instead of getting the data from a single source server. It can be used to reduce the server and network impact of distributing large files. It can work over networks with lower bandwidth.

Execute the below comments

 Install transmission torrent client

$> sudo apt-get update
$> sudo apt-get install transmission-daemon -y


After successful installation stop the transmission-daemon 

$>  sudo service transmission-daemon stop

Configure the torrent client by modifyint the settings.json file

$> sudo vim /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json


Modify the below value in the settings.json file

            => "rpc-authentication-required": false
            => "rpc-whitelist": ", 192.168.0.*"
            => "rpc-port": 9091
            => "rpc-url": "/transmission/"


 Start the transmission-daemon.

$> sudo service transmission-daemon start

Open the web browser type the below URL

<Your Machine IP>:9091/transmission/web/


Upload the torrent file or URL to download torrent content

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