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Raspberry Pi Seed Field

Idea originally thought by SeanB on 12th March 2012


To provide an extremely simple method of setting up a linux image that can simply seed torrents for the common user.


  • This would help the torrenting community by providing a low cost machine to provide constant seeding.
  • Easy to setup.
  • 24/7 seeding.

Technical Details

Operating System

  • The image will be using a Debian/Fedora operating system.


  • The image will use a program called Deluge

Comments and Ideas

Well, if the idea is to have a 24/7 torent seeder, it is better to run the RPi as a server, headless that is in order to minimize costs.

I would highly recommend using a simpler and more powerful torrent server. in this case I would opt for rtorrent, it is cli based, can be accessed and interacted with by ssh, and its resource footprint is minimal.

more info: http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/rtorrent/rtorrent.1.html

I set my RPi up using rtorrent, which worked well, but getting a web interface set up was a bit of a pain.

An alternative (which I'm running now) could be Transmission (http://www.transmissionbt.com/). The transmission-daemon package installs a headless torrent client that starts automatically at boot (unlike rTorrent).

It has a built in web-interface that provides all the functionality I've needed so far, and it's still very lightweight.

Dig412 15:48, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

I did the whole work using transmission a base torrent seeder. I also add more functionnality, like direct download using wget4web cgi script. All the documentation has been done here, in french. I've started translating it for the english part of the wiki. (http://site-mpe.fr/wp/2012/08/16/raspberrypi-faire-un-serveur-de-telechargement/) Ecaheti 16:22, 21 Aug 2012 (UTC+2)