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Running Transmission on a headless machine
Some users would like to run Transmission on a headless pc/server (without monitor or keyboard/mouse). This page explains what you need to know to set up a headless server yourself.
- A PC with at least 200 MHz and 64 MB RAM (less will work, but it may be slow)
- A Linux distribution installed on that machine.
The General page should get you started on systems that do not package transmission-daemon with any init scripts or other custom configurations.
Basically the steps are:
- Build/Install transmission-daemon
- Install/create a start/stop script for your platform
- Create a user for Transmission to run in (recommended: 'transmission')
- Edit the configuration file
Platform Specific Guides
- Debian and its derivatives (e.g. Ubuntu).
- User "Wonko" has written a script to tie transmission-daemon into Solaris' SMF framework.
For more functionality and start/stop scripts, have a look at the Scripts page.
Waldorf: I think this page may include a guide on how to do this using Launchd, the default/preferred way of running daemons on a mac. However, All Unix users might benefit from Launched too, since it removes the need for custom start and boot scripts. http://launchd.macosforge.org/
theCrank: I believe it's best to use this page as a starting point: The general steps will be mentioned (download, compile, bootscript, blocklist) and more or less precise explanations for each system/distro will be split up to seperate pages.