Available NS6 and NS7

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Transmission is an open source, volunteer-based project. Unlike some BitTorrent clients, Transmission doesn't play games with its users to make money:

  Transmission doesn't bundle toolbars, pop-up ads, flash ads, twitter tools, or anything else.
  It doesn't hold some feaures back for a payware version.
  Its source code is available for anyone to review.
  We don't track our users, and our website and forums have no third-party ads or analytics. 


Transmission is designed for easy, powerful use. We've set the defaults to “Just Work” and it only takes a few clicks to configure advanced features like watch directories, bad peer blocklists, and the web interface. When Ubuntu chose Transmission as its default BitTorrent client, one of the most-cited reasons was its easy learning curve.

Install my repository, see how to do it

then install the module

yum install nethserver-transmission --enablerepo=stephdl

after that the transmission-daemon is started, go to https://IP/transmission

On NS6

at first only 'admin' is allowed to use them (think to set a password in the user panel of the server-manager) but in the user panel you can allow more users

  • Can use the Transmission SMB Folder
  • Can use the Transmission WEB Folder
  • Can manage Transmission by the WebUI

On NS7

at first only 'admin' is allowed to use them (think to create it in the user panel of the server-manager and set a password) but in the Transmission panel you can allow more users

  • Can use the Transmission SMB Folder
  • Can use the Transmission WEB Folder
  • Can manage Transmission by the WebUI

You have in the DashBoard → Applications two urls to reach the WebUI and the Web-Folder

  • retrieve your downloaded files by apache


  • Use Transmission


You have also a samba share (transmission) when you are on your Local Network

Add torrent automatically

A folder is watched by transmission, when you put a .torrent file inside the folder torrentwatch (in your samba share), it is automatically downloaded.

Once your torrents are downloaded you have two ways to retrieve them

if you want to allow it to the WWW (public/private)

  config setprop transmission Webaccess public    
  signal-event nethserver-transmission-save

if you want to stop all samba and web folder (enabled/disabled)

  config setprop transmission status enabled    
  signal-event nethserver-transmission-save
  • Stop the service

if you want to stop it (enabled/disabled)

  config setprop transmission-daemon status disabled
  signal-event nethserver-transmission-save
  • Web application settings

Transmission is particular, it doesn't write its configuration on the fly to its settings.json, it does at the shutdown and it reads at the boot time, Therefore when you modify some specific settings in the web application of transmission like :

  • the rpc-peer (peer port 51413 by default)
  • the download folder (/dl-transmission by default)
  • the rpc-url (/transmission by default)
  • the daemon port (9091 by default)

you must launch after in a terminal the event :

  signal-event nethserver-transmission-save

This event will read the /var/lib/transmission/settings.json and accordingly to these parameters will set good values to Nethserver (eg firewall, download folder….)

  • Manual settings

You will find some settings in the web application, nevertheless if you miss some specific then you must edit manually the /var/lib/transmission/settings.json but it is a mandatory, you must stop first the daemon

  service transmission-daemon stop
  vim /var/lib/transmission/settings.json

save and launch the event nethserver-transmission-save (to reconfigure accordingly the nethserver)

  signal-event nethserver-transmission-save

see the different db properties

# config show transmission
  DownloadDir=/var/lib/transmission/Downloads   #folder where save downloads
  TCPPort=51413               #port opened to public to allow peers to connect to transmission, set a value or set it randomly in transmission
  WebNameDir=dl-transmission  #Url to retrieve downloads : https://IP/dl-transmission
  Webaccess=private           #the web service to retrieve download is restricted to the local network (public/private)
  access=public               #peer port opened to public
  rpcWatchedList=          #only ns7, rpc-host-whitelist is here to prevent dns Rebinding attacks, 
                           set all host you use (coma separated list, *.DomainName and DomainName are default) 

and the entries relative to the daemon

 # config show transmission-daemon 
   Name=transmission     #Url to reach transmission web application https://IP/transmission
   TCPPort=9091          #transmission port restricted to the localhost
   access=none           #transmission port restricted to localhost (it exist a reverse proxy)

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