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After installing Transmission, it can be accessed at {{{https://<your freedombox>/transmission}}}. When you try to access this page, you will be required to login with a username and password. The default for both is "transmission". You can and should change the username and password using the configuration form in Plinth. 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.

BitTorrent (Transmission)

What is Transmission ?

BitTorrent is a communications protocol using peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. It is not anonymous; you should assume that others can see what files you are sharing. There are two BitTorrent web clients 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".

Screenshot

Transmission Web Interface

Using Transmission

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.

Known Issues

  • The initial password is shown in the Plinth configuration form in a hashed format. This prevents it from being read or copied. However, after the password is changed, it is shown directly, without hashing.

Tips

Transferring Downloads from the FreedomBox

  1. 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.
  2. (Advanced) If you have the ssh access to your FreedomBox, you can use sftp to browse the downloads directory using a suitable file manager or web browser (e.g. dolphin or Konqueror).

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