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OpenVPN and Transmission with WebUI

Docker Pulls

This container contains OpenVPN and Transmission with a configuration where Transmission is running only when OpenVPN has an active tunnel. It has built-in support for many popular VPN providers to make the setup easier.

Read this first

The documentation for this image is hosted on GitHub pages:

If you can't find what you're looking for there, please have a look in the discussions as we're trying to use that for general questions.

If you have found what you believe to be an issue or bug, create an issue and provide enough details for us to have a chance to reproduce it or understand what's going on. NB: Be sure to search for similar issues (open and closed) before opening a new one.

Quick Start

These examples show valid setups using PIA as the provider for both docker run and docker-compose. Note that you should read some documentation at some point, but this is a good place to start.

Docker run

$ docker run --cap-add=NET_ADMIN -d \
              -v /your/storage/path/:/data \
              -v /your/config/path/:/config \
              -e OPENVPN_PROVIDER=PIA \
              -e OPENVPN_CONFIG=france \
              -e OPENVPN_USERNAME=user \
              -e OPENVPN_PASSWORD=pass \
              -e LOCAL_NETWORK= \
              --log-driver json-file \
              --log-opt max-size=10m \
              -p 9091:9091 \

Docker Compose

version: '3.3'
            - NET_ADMIN
            - '/your/storage/path/:/data'
            - '/your/config/path/:/config'
            - OPENVPN_CONFIG=france
            - OPENVPN_USERNAME=user
            - OPENVPN_PASSWORD=pass
            - LOCAL_NETWORK=
            driver: json-file
                max-size: 10m
            - '9091:9091'
        image: haugene/transmission-openvpn

Known issues

If you've been running a stable setup that has recently started to fail, please check your logs. Are you seeing curl: (6) getaddrinfo() thread failed to start or WARNING: initial DNS resolution test failed? Then have a look at #2410 and this comment in particular. There is a fix and a workaround available.

Image versioning

We aim to create periodic fixed releases with a semver versioning scheme. The latest of the tagged fixed releases will also have the latest tag.

A semver release will be tagged with major, major.minor and major.minor.patch versions so that you can lock the version at either level.

We also have a tag called edge which will always be the latest commit on master, and dev which is the last commit on the dev branch. From time to time we can also have various beta branches and tags, but using either dev or beta tags is probably not for the average user and you should expect there to be occasional breakage or even the deletion of the tags upstream.

Please help out (about:maintenance)

This image was created for my own use, but sharing is caring, so it had to be open source. It has now gotten quite popular, and that's great! But keeping it up to date, providing support, fixes and new features take time. If you feel that you're getting a good tool and want to support it, there are a couple of options:

A small montly amount through Donate with Patreon or a one time donation with Donate with PayPal

All donations are greatly appreciated! Another great way to contribute is of course through code. A big thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!