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This container contains OpenVPN and Transmission with a configuration where Transmission is running only when OpenVPN has an active tunnel. It bundles configuration files for many popular VPN providers to make the setup easier.
You need to specify your provider and credentials with environment variables, as well as mounting volumes where the data should be stored. An example run command to get you going is provided below.
It also bundles an installation of Tinyproxy to also be able to proxy web traffic over your VPN, as well as scripts for opening a port for Transmission if you are using PIA or Perfect Privacy providers.
2. Access Information
This container has 2 access points: the Transmission Web UI and the Web Proxy (tinyproxy). The Web Proxy can only be accessed via the port and is intended to be used internally so other containers can also utalize the OpenVPN connection.
2a. Transmission Web UI
|traefik**||transmission:9091||Only for Internal App-to-App Communication|
|https||transmission.domain.com||Traefik must be Deployed; Remote Servers|
|http||domain.com:9091||Poor Security Practice - Stop with PG Port Guard|
|http||ipv4:9091||Ideal Only for Local Servers|
2b. Web Proxy (Tinyproxy)
|traefik**||transmission:8888||Only for Internal App-to-App Communication|
|https||N/A||Traefik must be Deployed; Remote Servers|
|http||domain.com:8888||Poor Security Practice - Stop with PG Port Guard|
|http||ipv4:8888||Ideal Only for Local Servers|
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There are 3 components associated with the Transmission deployment: VPN settings, Proxy settings and RSS settings. The VPN settings are required while the later 2 are optional.
After installing Transmission, VPN settings need to be configured. The container will not load without a valid openVPN config.
Using the Docker CLI or Portainer, set the following Environment variables:
||List of providers availble here||
||The VPN location to use (list)||
||default.opvn will be used if not set|
||Your VPN username||
||Your VPN password||
||Additional options to pass to the OpenVPN process||
||Optional - The default value added will stop the container if the VPN loses connectivity.|
3b. Web proxy
This container also contains a web-proxy server to allow you to tunnel your web-browser traffic through the same OpenVPN tunnel. This is useful if you are using a private tracker that needs to see you login from the same IP address you are torrenting from. The default listening port is 8888.
||Enables the web proxy||
||Sets the listening port||
||If changing the port, the exposed container port must also be updated.|
An RSS plugin for Transmission is also deployed by default as a seperate, linked container. To utalize the RSS plugin, setup the configuration file located at
For configuration examples, see the plug-in page.
Other customizations to the container include:
- IP Blocklist by John Tyree (blocks the "bad guys")
- "Transmission Web Control" Web UI by ronggang
- Creates a TUN device if not available on the host (controlled by
- Torrent watch folder set to
opt/appdata/transmission/watch(Disabled by Default - Enabled in settings or
The PGBlitz Apps-Community Transmission container provides VPN-secured torrent downloads with the added bonus of a proxy which other containers can utalize.
For more information, including additional configuration options, see the offical GitHub project pages.