I’ve seen people in the net asking on how to make a seedbox for the raspberry pi (download whole linux distributions through bittorrent without turning on your desktop computer – the PI makes a great low-power solution for this). It’s quite simple. Again, I assume you’re running your PI behind a router (so security is not a concern).

Install transmission-daemon (this is the transmission bittorrent client web version):

# sudo apt-get install transmission-daemon

Let’s stop the daemon

sudo service transmission-daemon stop

By default, the daemon is locked by a whitelist and username/password combination. Let’s disable those settings:

# sudo nano /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json

Edit these lines to be as shown below:
“rpc-whitelist-enabled”: false,
“rpc-authentication-required”: false,

Start the transmission daemon:

# sudo service transmission-daemon start

To check if your bittorrent client is running in your raspberry pi, browse to your server: http://:9091


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