TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Torrent Server


File download and sharing server

A file server with integrated multi-protocol file sharing that can be used to handle all types of file downloads. Files can be added to the download list using the Torrent Server handler extension for FireFox, or through a simple web interface that allows you to manage the server remotely. Especially useful for centralizing file sharing on a shared network. Includes anti-virus scanning.

Stable version: 13.0 (changelog)

This appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Includes popular compression support (zip, rar, bz2).
  • Includes flip to convert text file endings between UNIX and DOS formats.
  • E-mail download completion notification via Postfix MTA (bound to localhost).
  • File sharing (MLDonkey) configurations:
    • Anti-virus / malware scanning via ClamAV.
      • Anti-virus signatures are auto-updated.
      • Automatically quarantines unsafe downloads.
      • Anti-virus logfile: /var/log/mldonkey/clamav.log
    • Support broadcatching via helper tools (xmllint, xsltproc).
    • Enabled all file sharing protocols (e.g., HTTP/FTP, BitTorrent, eDonkey, Direct Connect)
  • File server (Samba) configurations:
    • Preconfigured wordgroup: WORKGROUP
    • Preconfigured netbios name: TORRENTSERVER
    • Configured Samba and UNIX users/groups synchronization (CLI and Webmin).
    • Configured root as administrative samba user.
    • Configured shares:
      • Users home directory.
      • Public storage.
      • CD-ROM with automount and umount hooks (/media/cdrom).
  • Access your files securely from anywhere via AjaXplorer:
    • Rich web GUI, with online previews for major formats and drag-n-drop support.
    • Dedicated iOS and Android apps for on-the-go access.
    • Pre-configured multi-authentication (Local and Samba).
    • Pre-configured repositories (storage, user home directory).
  • Default storage directory: /srv/storage
  • Includes mldonkey-passwd script to change mldonkey, and AjaXplorer passwords.
    /usr/local/bin/mldonkey-passwd PASSWORD

See the Torrent Server Documentation for more details, including configuration details if behind a Firewall/Router/NAT

Known issues:

  • mldonkey daemon will shutdown if free disk space reaches the threshold of approx. 50MB.
  • mldonkey can take a while to fully load depending on the system hardware, see the log file for details: /var/log/mldonkey/mlnet.log

Credentials (passwords set at first boot):

  • Webmin, Webshell, SSH, Samba: username root
  • Web based file manager (AjaXplorer):
    • username admin (Local)
    • username root (Samba)