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alessandro.psrt
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Wrong settings.json in transmission-daemon

Post by alessandro.psrt »

Hi everyone,
I installed the native BIOS 64 version on a bunch of hardware; it came out a good homeserver but I found some problems with the transmission-daemon configuration file. I've done a fresh-install of transmission-daemon via dietpi-software and set the global password but the login root:globalpassword gives access denied.

DietPi v7.8.2
Device model : Native PC (x86_64)

cat /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json

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{
    "alt-speed-down": 50,
    "alt-speed-enabled": false,
    "alt-speed-time-begin": 540,
    "alt-speed-time-day": 127,
    "alt-speed-time-enabled": false,
    "alt-speed-time-end": 1020,
    "alt-speed-up": 50,
    "bind-address-ipv4": "0.0.0.0",
    "bind-address-ipv6": "::",
    "blocklist-enabled": false,
    "blocklist-url": "http://www.example.com/blocklist",
    "cache-size-mb": 4,
    "dht-enabled": true,
    "download-dir": "/var/lib/transmission-daemon/downloads",
    "download-limit": 100,
    "download-limit-enabled": 0,
    "download-queue-enabled": true,
    "download-queue-size": 5,
    "encryption": 1,
    "idle-seeding-limit": 30,
    "idle-seeding-limit-enabled": false,
    "incomplete-dir": "/var/lib/transmission-daemon/Downloads",
    "incomplete-dir-enabled": false,
    "lpd-enabled": false,
    "max-peers-global": 200,
    "message-level": 1,
    "peer-congestion-algorithm": "",
    "peer-id-ttl-hours": 6,
    "peer-limit-global": 200,
    "peer-limit-per-torrent": 50,
    "peer-port": 51413,
    "peer-port-random-high": 65535,
    "peer-port-random-low": 49152,
    "peer-port-random-on-start": false,
    "peer-socket-tos": "default",
    "pex-enabled": true,
    "port-forwarding-enabled": false,
    "preallocation": 1,
    "prefetch-enabled": true,
    "queue-stalled-enabled": true,
    "queue-stalled-minutes": 30,
    "ratio-limit": 2,
    "ratio-limit-enabled": false,
    "rename-partial-files": true,
    "rpc-authentication-required": true,
    "rpc-bind-address": "0.0.0.0",
    "rpc-enabled": true,
    "rpc-host-whitelist": "",
    "rpc-host-whitelist-enabled": true,
    "rpc-password": "{8cc78a314c8afb3e65c4da5eaa974f8a460982b8aZ29TJ8e",
    "rpc-port": 9091,
    "rpc-url": "/transmission/",
    "rpc-username": "transmission",
    "rpc-whitelist": "127.0.0.1",
    "rpc-whitelist-enabled": true,
    "scrape-paused-torrents-enabled": true,
    "script-torrent-done-enabled": false,
    "script-torrent-done-filename": "",
    "seed-queue-enabled": false,
    "seed-queue-size": 10,
    "speed-limit-down": 100,
    "speed-limit-down-enabled": false,
    "speed-limit-up": 100,
    "speed-limit-up-enabled": false,
    "start-added-torrents": true,
    "trash-original-torrent-files": false,
    "umask": 18,
    "upload-limit": 100,
    "upload-limit-enabled": 0,
    "upload-slots-per-torrent": 14,
    "utp-enabled": true
}
This seems to be the default debian configuration so somehow the DietPi-related settings are not used; using transmission:transmission as login I can access the webui. I know how to configure settings.json but probably the problem will affect other users, maybe only in the native PC version?
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Joulinar
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Re: Wrong settings.json in transmission-daemon

Post by Joulinar »

thx for sharing, maybe a side effect of the new transmission v3 release. Even if we try to adjust the settings on install, it doesn't seems to be respected. We will have a look what needs to be changed on our script.

EDIT:
PR up: https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/pull/4972
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
alessandro.psrt
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Re: Wrong settings.json in transmission-daemon

Post by alessandro.psrt »

Thanks for your reply.

Following https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/blob ... i-software

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G_CONFIG_INJECT '"cache-size-mb"' '    "cache-size-mb": '"$(Optimise_BitTorrent 0)"',' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"download-queue-size"' '    "download-queue-size": '"$(Optimise_BitTorrent 1)"',' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"peer-limit-global"' '    "peer-limit-global": '"$(Optimise_BitTorrent 2)"',' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"upload-slots-per-torrent"' '    "upload-slots-per-torrent": '"$(Optimise_BitTorrent 3)"',' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"port-forwarding-enabled"' '    "port-forwarding-enabled": true,' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"encryption"' '    "encryption": 2,' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"idle-seeding-limit"' '    "idle-seeding-limit": 1,' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"idle-seeding-limit-enabled"' '    "idle-seeding-limit-enabled": true,' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"ratio-limit"' '    "ratio-limit": 1.1,' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"ratio-limit-enabled"' '    "ratio-limit-enabled": true,' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"trash-original-torrent-files"' '    "trash-original-torrent-files": true,' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"download-dir"' '    "download-dir": "/mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads",' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
GCI_PASSWORD=1 G_CONFIG_INJECT '"rpc-password"' '    "rpc-password": "'"${GLOBAL_PW//\"/\\\"}"'",' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"rpc-username"' '    "rpc-username": "root",' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"rpc-whitelist-enabled"' '    "rpc-whitelist-enabled": false,' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"message-level"' '    "message-level": 0,' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
G_CONFIG_INJECT '"umask"' '    "umask": 7,' /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json '^\{$'
Stop daemon
service transmission-daemon stop

Edit settings.json and change password
nano /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json

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{
    "alt-speed-down": 50,
    "alt-speed-enabled": false,
    "alt-speed-time-begin": 540,
    "alt-speed-time-day": 127,
    "alt-speed-time-enabled": false,
    "alt-speed-time-end": 1020,
    "alt-speed-up": 50,
    "bind-address-ipv4": "0.0.0.0",
    "bind-address-ipv6": "::",
    "blocklist-enabled": false,
    "blocklist-url": "http://www.example.com/blocklist",
    "cache-size-mb": 128,
    "dht-enabled": true,
    "download-dir": "/mnt/dietpi_userdata/downloads",
    "download-limit": 100,
    "download-limit-enabled": 0,
    "download-queue-enabled": true,
    "download-queue-size": 5,
    "encryption": 2,
    "idle-seeding-limit": 1,
    "idle-seeding-limit-enabled": true,
    "incomplete-dir": "/var/lib/transmission-daemon/Downloads",
    "incomplete-dir-enabled": false,
    "lpd-enabled": false,
    "max-peers-global": 200,
    "message-level": 1,
    "peer-congestion-algorithm": "",
    "peer-id-ttl-hours": 6,
    "peer-limit-global": 200,
    "peer-limit-per-torrent": 50,
    "peer-port": 51413,
    "peer-port-random-high": 65535,
    "peer-port-random-low": 49152,
    "peer-port-random-on-start": false,
    "peer-socket-tos": "default",
    "pex-enabled": true,
    "port-forwarding-enabled": true,
    "preallocation": 1,
    "prefetch-enabled": true,
    "queue-stalled-enabled": true,
    "queue-stalled-minutes": 30,
    "ratio-limit": 1.1000,
    "ratio-limit-enabled": true,
    "rename-partial-files": true,
    "rpc-authentication-required": true,
    "rpc-bind-address": "0.0.0.0",
    "rpc-enabled": true,
    "rpc-host-whitelist": "",
    "rpc-host-whitelist-enabled": true,
    "rpc-password": "YOUR PASSWORD HERE",
    "rpc-port": 9091,
    "rpc-url": "/transmission/",
    "rpc-username": "root",
    "rpc-whitelist": "127.0.0.1",
    "rpc-whitelist-enabled": false,
    "scrape-paused-torrents-enabled": true,
    "script-torrent-done-enabled": false,
    "script-torrent-done-filename": "",
    "seed-queue-enabled": false,
    "seed-queue-size": 10,
    "speed-limit-down": 100,
    "speed-limit-down-enabled": false,
    "speed-limit-up": 100,
    "speed-limit-up-enabled": false,
    "start-added-torrents": true,
    "trash-original-torrent-files": true,
    "umask": 7,
    "upload-limit": 100,
    "upload-limit-enabled": 0,
    "upload-slots-per-torrent": 5,
    "utp-enabled": true
}
Start daemon
service transmission-daemon start

May be a temporary fix.
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Joulinar
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Re: Wrong settings.json in transmission-daemon

Post by Joulinar »

We will apply a live patch soon to address the issue already and not to wait until next release.
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
alessandro.psrt
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Re: Wrong settings.json in transmission-daemon

Post by alessandro.psrt »

I think the patch should include

G_EXEC systemctl start transmission-daemon

after applying the configuration to not require a system reboot or a manual daemon startup.
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Joulinar
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Re: Wrong settings.json in transmission-daemon

Post by Joulinar »

All services automatically started at the end of each software installation. Therefore no need to add it explicitly or to reboot ;)
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
alessandro.psrt
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Re: Wrong settings.json in transmission-daemon

Post by alessandro.psrt »

Great work guys.
przemko
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Re: Wrong settings.json in transmission-daemon

Post by przemko »

Hi, @Joulinar It's me again :D
Today I install Transmission on Rpi4 where I have only Kodi and not started yet wireguard.
When I try to enter transmission web interface after fresh installation I have:

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403: Forbidden
Unauthorized IP Address.

Either disable the IP address whitelist or add your address to it.

If you're editing settings.json, see the 'rpc-whitelist' and 'rpc-whitelist-enabled' entries.

If you're still using ACLs, use a whitelist instead. See the transmission-daemon manpage for details.
Regards.
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Joulinar
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Re: Wrong settings.json in transmission-daemon

Post by Joulinar »

yes correct, we already submit live patch 2 to correct the issue on 7.8

https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/pull/4976

once patch has been applied, transmission would need to be reinstalled
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
przemko
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Re: Wrong settings.json in transmission-daemon

Post by przemko »

Thanks, it works now.
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