Thursday, October 10, 2013

Using Raspberry Pi as a torrent client.

Using Raspberry Pi as a torrent client

Advantage of using raspberry pi as a torrent client is that it uses very less power. For a comparison,

Power consumption of Raspberry Pi device is very less. (5V, 500 mA (2.5W) without any devices connected).

So obviously, its a better solution for downloads that take a long time. and better to keep raspberry pi always on over a desktop / laptop.


  1. sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
  2. sudo apt-get install deluged
    sudo apt-get install deluge-console
  3. Start the deluge daemon by running deluged
    It creates the necessary files that we can now edit.
    Stop this after some time (5-10 seconds) by running sudo pkill deluged
  4. Now edit the auth file. But first create a backup.
    cp ~/.config/deluge/auth ~/.config/deluge/auth.copy`
    Editing the auth file. nano ~/.config/deluge/auth
    Add a line at the bottom of the configuration file with the following convention: user:password:level
    Example : pi:pi:10 (10 is full-access/administrative level for the daemon)
  5. Now let's update the settings for allowing remote connections.
    config -s allow_remote True
    config allow_remote
  6. Restart deluged for this configuration to take effect.
    sudo pkill deluged
  7. Intall deluge-web to be able to access it from remote.
    sudo apt-get install python-mako
    sudo apt-get install deluge-web
  8. Access deluge-web from a remote machine on the same network.
    Navigate to http://<rasberrypi-ip>:8112/ .
    You have a torrent server at your service!
    Enter the password as deluge and immediately change it.
  9. In addition to accessing the web-gui from you can also access it from an Android application like Torrent Manager.
    While using this app just provide the password which was changed in step 8.

    You can take a look at the RaspberryPi code repository of IOT-Pune

1 comment:

  1. I quite like qbittorrent on my pi. Runs great, free, easy, no problems

    sudo apt-get install qbittorrent