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Install a Transmission Bittorrent Server on FreeBSD

Added by Daniel Curtis over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
Suspended
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
-
Target version:
Start date:
01/22/2016
Due date:
% Done:

30%

Estimated time:
1.50 h
Spent time:

Description

This is a guide on installing the Transmission bittorrent client with the web interface on FreeBSD 9.

Prepare the Environment

  • Make sure the system is up to date:
    pkg update && pkg upgrade
    

Install Transmission

  • Install the transmission daemon and web packages:
    pkg install transmission-daemon transmission-cli transmission-web
    
  • Create the directories for the torrents to download to:
    mkdir -p /var/torrents/{complete,incomplete}
    chown -R transmission:transmission /var/torrents
    
  • Create a new transmission config file:
    vi /usr/local/etc/transmission/home/settings.json
    
    • And add the following:
      {
       "alt-speed-down": 50,
       "alt-speed-enabled": false,
       "alt-speed-time-begin": 540,
       "alt-speed-time-day": 127,
       "alt-speed-time-enabled": false,
       "alt-speed-time-end": 1020,
       "alt-speed-up": 50,
       "bind-address-ipv4": "0.0.0.0",
       "bind-address-ipv6": "::",
       "blocklist-enabled": true,
       "blocklist-url": "http://list.iblocklist.com/?list=bt_level1&fileformat=p2p&archiveformat=gz",
       "cache-size-mb": 4,
       "dht-enabled": true,
       "download-dir": "/var/torrents/complete",
       "download-limit": 100,
       "download-limit-enabled": 0,
       "encryption": 2,
       "idle-seeding-limit": 30,
       "idle-seeding-limit-enabled": false,
       "incomplete-dir": "/var/torrents/incomplete",
       "incomplete-dir-enabled": true,
       "lpd-enabled": false,
       "max-peers-global": 200,
       "message-level": 2,
       "peer-congestion-algorithm": "",
       "peer-limit-global": 240,
       "peer-limit-per-torrent": 60,
       "peer-port": 51413,
       "peer-port-random-high": 65535,
       "peer-port-random-low": 49152,
       "peer-port-random-on-start": false,
       "peer-socket-tos": "default",
       "pex-enabled": true,
       "port-forwarding-enabled": true,
       "preallocation": 1,
       "prefetch-enabled": 1,
       "ratio-limit": 2,
       "ratio-limit-enabled": false,
       "rename-partial-files": true,
       "rpc-authentication-required": true,
       "rpc-bind-address": "0.0.0.0",
       "rpc-enabled": true,
       "rpc-password": "SuperSecretPassword",
       "rpc-port": 9091,
       "rpc-url": "/",
       "rpc-username": "username",
       "rpc-whitelist": "127.0.0.1,*.*.*.*",
       "rpc-whitelist-enabled": false,
       "script-torrent-done-enabled": false,
       "script-torrent-done-filename": "",
       "speed-limit-down": 100,
       "speed-limit-down-enabled": false,
       "speed-limit-up": 100,
       "speed-limit-up-enabled": false,
       "start-added-torrents": true,
       "trash-original-torrent-files": false,
       "umask": 18,
       "upload-limit": 100,
       "upload-limit-enabled": 0,
       "upload-slots-per-torrent": 14,
       "utp-enabled": true
      }
      
  • NOTE: I needed to set the net.inet.udp.recvspace sysctl to a higher value:
    vi /etc/sysctl.conf
    
    • And add the following to the end of the file:
      net.inet.udp.recvspace=4194304
      
  • Start and enable transmission at boot:
    echo 'transmission_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf
    service transmission start
    

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#1 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 4 years ago

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#2 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Suspended

#3 Updated by Daniel Curtis about 4 years ago

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