Why to create a server with a torrent client with web access? I live with other people that uses torrent too. I had a computer running a server with other services, so I decided to add this client (transmission-daemon) with web access, in this way we don't need to let computers on. Just this one. Everybody have web access to it and it is so simple to use.
But wich client to use? I searched a little bit and found that exists some famous ones as w3btorrent and torrentflux. but they need a web-server running like apache. And I don't want to setup it too, because I don't need it. So I choosed transmission the native torrent client in Ubuntu.
So, to install it in Ubuntu server you use:
$ sudo apt-get install transmission-daemon
Now you need to setup it, my configuration file was in /home/user/.config/transmission-daemon/settings.json
The options are a lot but it is easy to understand them.
"download-dir": - Finished path downloads
"incomplete-dir": - Incomplete path downloads
"incomplete-dir-enabled": - If it will use Incomplete dir or not
"rpc-enabled": - Web access enabled or not
"rpc-port": - Web access port
"rpc-whitelist-enabled": - If it will let just a few ip address
"rpc-whitelist": - List of the ip address
There is a lot of other configs but this ones are the basic that I used to have it working. I had some problems with white-list so I disabled it.
This is my
file of config of transmission-daemon in this config the user is "admin" and the password is "teste"
If you want to strat transmission-daemon with a different config file use --config-dir /PATH/TO/SETTING/
(Remember that you must not put the settings.json in the path, just the path to the place that the file is.)
I add in /etc/rc.local
transmission-daemon --config-dir /home/user/.config/transmission-daemon/
Remove the transmission-daemon from /etc/init.d/ and reboot your system
Any doubth or problem, feel free to contact me,