I wanted to setup a linux server so it will download torrents to an external drive. I tested this on Mint, but it should work on Ubuntu and other distributions.
apt-get install transmission-daemon
After it’s installed it will run on port 9091 by default. You can change the port and other settings from the command line ( see transmission-daemon -help)
** Important **
For the changes to be applied properly, first stop the service with:
service transmission-daemon stop
After changing the settings start the service again
service transmission-daemon start
Setup download dir
Add access to IP’s ( for Web admin )
transmission-daemon –allowed=IP HERE
From your allowed computer go to
If everything worked fine you should be able to access the web interface where you can manage your torrent downloads.