Remote bittorrent: Azureus HTML WebUI – Ubuntu

Sometimes I want to start a download on my home computer when I’m at work or somewhere else. There are many ways of doing this, but one of the most convenient ways may be to use the Azureus HTML WebUI. It sets up a small server and a web interface that you can access from any web browser.

I’ll show you how to make a typical setup in Ubuntu 10.10 and enable password.

First, install Azureus via terminal and then start it.

sudo apt-get install azureus
azureus

The most simple way to install the HTML WebUI plugin is via the Azureus GUI. Go to Tools > Plugins > Guide–Installation guide. It will help you install the plugin, should be straight forward and easy.

Restart Azureus via the main menu. The GUI disappears and then pops up again.

Open a web browser and open http://127.0.0.1:6886/ (or http://localhost:6886/ if you already had a web server setup on localhost). The Web UI should open and you can manage all your torrents or add new ones.

To set a password for the HTML WebUI, open the Azureus GUI and go to Tools > Settings. Click the little triangle to the left of “Plugins” in the left menu. Open the submenu !ConfigView.section.plugins.azhtmlwebui!. You should be able to set username, password and other useful things here.

Happy torrenting!

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