Transmission is a set of lightweight BitTorrent clients (in GUI, CLI and daemon form). All these incarnations feature a very simple and intuitive interface, on top on an efficient, cross-platform backend: https://transmissionbt.com
Transmission is intended to download KA Lite content to Internet-in-a-Box (IIAB) from places like http://pantry.learningequality.org/downloads/ka-lite/0.17/content/ — and also to seed content, assisting others.
For example, once KA Lite videos and thumbnails are confirmed downloaded, copy them (carefully!) from
/library/ka-lite/content as outlined by "KA Lite Administration: What tips & tricks exist?" at http://FAQ.IIAB.IO
Usage of Transmission consumes significant Internet data and system resources. Caveat emptor! (That's Latin for "Buyer Beware")
Install Transmission by setting 'transmission_install' and 'transmission_enabled' to True in /etc/iiab/local_vars.yml — carefully choosing language(s) for KA Lite videos you want to download — and then run:
cd /opt/iiab/iiab ./runrole transmission ./iiab-network
Or if you prefer a complete reinstall of IIAB:
cd /opt/iiab/iiab ./iiab-install --reinstall
Login to Transmission's web interface http://box:9091 using administrative account:
Username: Admin Password: changeme
Alternatively, you can run
transmission-remote at the command-line.
Configure Transmission using its web interface: http://box:9091
More settings can be changed within /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json if you first ensure that the transmission-daemon.service is stopped:
systemctl stop transmission-daemon
Then edit the file:
Here are some short explanations, as to what those 70+ variables mean: https://github.com/transmission/transmission/wiki/Editing-Configuration-Files
After saving your changes in 'settings.json' restart Transmission by running:
systemctl restart transmission-daemon
Transmission can facilitate provisioning content onto your IIAB, e.g. by adding thousands of KA Lite videos from places like: http://pantry.learningequality.org/downloads/ka-lite/0.17/content/
Please read the lettered instructions (A, B, C, D) in /etc/iiab/local_vars.yml and 'KA Lite Administration: What tips & tricks exist?' at http://FAQ.IIAB.IO outlining how to use Transmission to download and then install KA Lite content.
You can also download other torrents using Transmission's web interface, or by typing 'transmission-remote' at the command-line:
transmission-remote -a <path_to_the.torrent>
- Default Transmission user/group may need fixing (https://github.com/transmission/transmission/issues/537) in some circumstances. You can set Ansible variables 'transmission_user' and 'transmission_group' e.g. in /opt/iiab/iiab/roles/transmission/defaults/main.yml (you might need 'User=' and 'Group=' in systemd unit file /lib/systemd/system/transmission-daemon.service — e.g. both might need to be set to 'debian-transmission' — if so then run 'systemctl daemon-reload' and 'systemctl restart transmission-daemon').
- Random Ports: Currently it is not possible to use random ports in the range 49152-65535. It is difficult to open multiple ports in IIAB's iptables-based firewall.
Verify that transmission-daemon is running:
systemctl status transmission-daemon
Re-check that Transmission's settings are correct here: (by following the instructions above, under 'Configuration')