Let’s begin with the basics. We’ll need to upgrade the system to the latest, and update the apt-get database. Once ready, we’ll proceed with the transmission’s daemon + cli binaries, as follows:
apt-get install transmission-cli transmission-common transmission-daemon transmission-remote-cli
By default, transmission requires you to setup username / password. Since our goal is *not* to expose Transmission to the open internet (and we’ll only use it via SSH), we’ll simply neutralize any kind of authentication:
Once there, edit this snippet:
We want Transmission to keep an events log. Anything that goes wrong during setup… must be persisted, otherwise, debugging it will be a nightmare.
The only way i’ve found to set this up, is by means of the Daemon Service Descriptor:
Once there, you want to add the logfile’s path. Make sure that the file exists, and Transmission’s user has enough permissions to edit it:
OPTIONS="--config-dir $CONFIG_DIR --logfile /var/log/transmission.log"
Transmission’s user is specified in the transmission-daemon.service descriptor (which is debian-transmission). So… you really wanna make sure whatever shared folder you end up using, belongs to Transmission’s group.
usermod -a -G debian-transmission YOUR_USER
chgrp debian-transmission /DOWNLOADS/PATH
chmod 770 /DOWNLOADS/PATH
In order to begin downloading a magned, try the following:
(And press 'A')
Last tip: If you need to restart all of your downloads at once, this command becomes quite handy:
transmission-remote -t all -s