Transmission (Distributed File Sharing via BitTorrent)
Available since: version 0.5
What is Transmission ?
Transmission is a BitTorrent node (both, client and server at the same time).
BitTorrent is a communications protocol for peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing.
It is not anonymous; you should assume that others can see what files you are sharing.
- This technology works best for big, popular files.
There are two BitTorrent web nodes available in FreedomBox: Transmission and Deluge. They have similar features, but you may prefer one over the other.
Transmission is a lightweight BitTorrent client that is well known for its simplicity and a default configuration that "Just Works".
After installing Transmission, it can be accessed at https://<your freedombox>/transmission. Transmission uses single sign-on from FreedomBox, which means that if you are logged in on your FreedomBox, you can directly access Transmission without having to enter the credentials again. Otherwise, you will be prompted to login first and then redirected to the Transmission app.
Transferring Downloads from the FreedomBox
Transmission's downloads directory can be added as a shared folder in the Sharing app. You can then access your downloads from this shared folder using a web browser.
(Advanced) If you have the ssh access to your FreedomBox, you can use sftp or scp to browse the downloads directory using a suitable file manager or web browser:
If your FreedomBox is behind a router you optionally might want to set up port forwarding on your router in order to improve communication with other peers. You should forward the following ports for Transmission:
TCP 51413 (or your configured peer listening port)
Using Remote Apps
In addition to using the web interface to control Transmission on FreedomBox, desktop and mobile apps may also be used. List of tested clients and their platforms are listed on the app page in FreedomBox web interface. When configuring these clients the URL to connect must be /transmission-remote/rpc and the port must be 443.
- Upstream projects:
- Protocol description:
Next call: Saturday, March 09 at 14:00 UTC
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