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Torrent Server - File download and sharing server

A file server with integrated multi-protocol file sharing that can be used to handle all types of file downloads. Files can be added to the download list through a simple web interface that allows you to manage the server remotely. Especially useful for centralizing file sharing on a shared network. Includes anti-virus scanning.

This appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

  • SSL support out of the box.

  • Includes popular compression support (zip, rar, bz2).

  • Includes flip to convert text file endings between UNIX and DOS formats.

  • E-mail download completion notification via Postfix MTA (bound to localhost).

  • File sharing (Transmission) configurations:

    • Anti-virus / malware scanning via ClamAV.

      • Anti-virus signatures are auto-updated.
      • Automatically quarantines unsafe downloads.
      • Anti-virus logfile: /var/log/rtorrent/clamav.log
  • File server (Samba) configurations:

    • Preconfigured wordgroup: WORKGROUP

    • Preconfigured netbios name: TORRENTSERVER

    • Configured root as administrative samba user.

    • Configured shares:

      • Users home directory.
      • Public storage.
      • CD-ROM with automount and umount hooks (/media/cdrom).
    • NOTE: Due to the removal of libpam-smbpass (see issue #1188), new Samba users must have their passwords explictly set separately when created. However, if you create a Samba user using smbpasswd, then a new Linux user of the same name, with the same password is automatically created (including home directory). E.g.:

      # smbpasswd -a new_user
      New SMB password:
      Retype new SMB password:
      Added user new_user.
      # ls /home/
  • Access your files securely from anywhere via WebDAV CGI:

    • DAV service running via HTTPS.
    • Pre-configured repositories (storage, user home directory).
  • Default storage directory: /srv/storage

  • Accessing file server via samba on the command line:

    smbclient // -Uroot
        mount -t cifs // /mnt -o username=root,password=PASSWORD

See the Torrent Server Documentation for more details, including configuration details if behind a Firewall/Router/NAT

Credentials (passwords set at first boot)

  • Webmin, Webshell, SSH, Samba: username root
  • Transmission: username admin
  • Web based file manager (WebDAV CGI): - username root (or Samba users)
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