Install Transmission Debian for torrent files

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

Install Transmission Debian

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 done with the install Transmission Debian tutorial. You can now configure it.

Transmission Debian tutorial

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