[ubuntu-uk] Remote start torrents

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Jul 21 14:59:31 BST 2009

javadayaz wrote:
> thing is the phone has actually a built in app called "transdroid" 
> which is obv linked with transmission. Only thing is i dont know how 
> to enable the webgui on the tranmission application on my computer!
Used Transmission myself, but perhaps this might help?


You'd probably have to forward tcp port 9091 on your router to the IP 
address of the machine running transmission.

Actually, just fired up transmission on my machine (albeit without any 
torrents running), opened Firefox and entered:

http://localhost:9091 and sure enough it comes up with the Transmission 
web interface.

If course you'll need to replace localhost with the IP address of your 
machine when you're using your Android phone on your internal network, 
or if you forward the ports on your router to the IP address of your 
machine you're using for Transmission then you'll need to either enter 
the internet side IP address of your router (a static IP address from 
your ISP can be helpful in this respect) or setup something like Dynamic 
DNS on your router so you can assign a memorable domain name to your 
network from the internet.

(It might help to look at http://portforward.com for instructions on how 
to forward ports and www.dyndns.org for more information about Dynamic DNS).


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