Installing Transmission BitTorrent web interface on Ubuntu

Here’s how to do it – if you have the desktop version, most of the hard work has been done for you, but here’s how to open the web interface up to the world/your LAN anyway.

I’ve made a new directory in the root of the drive for files, called transmission.

  1. sudo apt-get install transmission-cli transmission-daemon
  2. cd /
  3. sudo mkdir transmission
  4. sudo chgrp -R debian-transmission /transmission 
  5. sudo chmod -R 775 /transmission
  6. sudo service transmission-daemon restart
  7. sudo nano /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json
  8. make edits to file:
    1. “download-dir”: “/transmission”,
    2. “rpc-password”: “your-password”,
    3. “rpc-port”: abcd
    4. “rpc-whitelist”: “,192.168.*.*”,
      the password will be hashed on the next restart.
  9. sudo service transmission-daemon reload
  10. sudo service transmission-daemon restart
  11. enjoy vie web interface. 😀
  12. remember to push a port through your firewall….

If you want to do this from the server distro, you’ll need to install ‘transmission-common’ also.