Install the torrent client transmission on Debian

In this guide, install the torrent client transmission on Debian. We are going to install the software Transmision on a computer with Debian. This is going to be done via the command line.

We are going to, download Tranmission. And then install it. We do this with the following.

apt-get install transmission-daemon

If transmission is installed. Then we must stop it. Otherwise, we cannot edit the settings. We do this with the command below.

sudo /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop

Now we are able to edit the settings of Tranmission.

sudo nano /var/lib/transmission-daemon/info/settings.json

Now you can adjust the settings to your own taste. I have used the settings below. When you copy the settings below. Then you should. The thickly printed text “password”. Customize. To your own desired password of course.

“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”: “”,
“bind-address-ipv6”: “::1”,
“blocklist-enabled”: false,
“blocklist-url”: “”,
“cache-size-mb”: 4,
“dht-enabled”: true,
“download-dir”: “/var/lib/transmission-daemon/downloads”,
“download-limit”: 100,
“download-limit-enabled”: 0,
“download-queue-enabled”: true,
“download-queue-size”: 5,
“encryption”: 2,
“idle-seeding-limit”: 30,
“idle-seeding-limit-enabled”: false,
“incomplete-dir”: “/home/downloads/incomplete”,
“incomplete-dir-enabled”: false,
“lpd-enabled”: true,
“max-peers-global”: 200,
“message-level”: 2,
“peer-congestion-algorithm”: “”,
“peer-limit-global”: 240,
“peer-limit-per-torrent”: 60,
“peer-port”: 51412,
“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,
“queue-stalled-enabled”: true,
“queue-stalled-minutes”: 30,
“ratio-limit”: 2,
“ratio-limit-enabled”: false,
“rename-partial-files”: true,
“rpc-authentication-required”: true,
“rpc-bind-address”: “”,
“rpc-enabled”: true,
“rpc-password”: “WACHTWOORD”,
“rpc-port”: 9092,
“rpc-url”: “/transmission/”,
“rpc-username”: “transmission”,
“rpc-whitelist”: “”,
“rpc-whitelist-enabled”: false,
“scrape-paused-torrents-enabled”: true,
“script-torrent-done-enabled”: false,
“script-torrent-done-filename”: “”,
“seed-queue-enabled”: false,
“seed-queue-size”: 10,
“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

Now you need to save the file with CTRL + X. And then press the y key to confirm .

Now you can start Transsmision again with.

/etc/init.d/transmission-daemon start

Now you can open Tranmission in your browser with http://ip-adress:9092.

Username = transmission and password what you just specified, in the file “settings.json”.

You are now finished with this tutorial. Install the torrent client transmission on Debian.

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