Saturday, 19 November 2016

Raspberry Pi Downloader

So I now have a Pi powered newsgroup indexer and a Pi powered newsgroup server, time for a Pi powered downloader, I'm going to set this up for Torrents and Usenet use, I've added a USB drive to it and mounted it at:


By editing the fstab file with:

sudo nano /etc/fstab

And adding this line to the bottom:

UUID=01669871-a2a3-406e-84a9-f63a9c5fffd0       /home/usernameDownloads        ext4    errors=remount-ro       0       1

You'll have to change the UUID to your drives and username to the user you have on the Pi.

I'm also going to make the downloads folder visible on the network by installing a Samba server.

sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin

Make some changes with 

sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

Change the network name and workgroup settings at the top to suit your own use.

And add this to the bottom:
        path = /home/username/Downloads
        browseable = yes
        public = yes
        writeable = yes
        create mask = 0777
        directory mask = 0777

Let's install SabNZB now and get it working:

sudo apt-get install sabnzbdplus

Edit a config file with:

sudo nano /etc/default/sabnzbdplus

It should look something like this when it's finished.

# This file is sourced by /etc/init.d/sabnzbdplus
# When SABnzbd+ is started using the init script, the
# --daemon option is always used, and the program is
# started under the account of $USER, as set below.
# Each setting is marked either "required" or "optional";
# leaving any required setting unconfigured will cause
# the service to not start.

# [required] user or uid of account to run the program as:

# [optional] full path to the configuration file of your choice;
#            otherwise, the default location (in $USER's home
#            directory) is used:

# [optional] hostname/ip and port number to listen on:

# [optional] extra command line options, if any:

Now we make it executable with:

sudo service smbd restart

And then it's time to finish off the configuration by pointing a web browser at:


That's newsgroups sorted, let's move onto torrents:

sudo apt-get install deluged deluge-console deluge-web

Now we're going make deluge create a configuration file and then shut it down afterwards.


sudo pkill deluged

We need to change a files but let's back then up first:

cp ~/.config/deluge/auth ~/.config/deluge/auth.old

At the bottom of the file add the following:


User is the username you're running deluge under, password is the password for accessing the interface and level is 10, so something like:


Now we can run deluge by typing:


And connect to it with the console by typing:


We need to enter the following into the console to allow remote connections:

config -s allow_remote True

config allow_remote


Time now to install the Deluge client on your desktop, you can get it from here. Once it's installed run it and you'll see something like this, depending on your operating system.

Go to preferences, interface and remove the tick from classic mode

Click Ok and then close down the client and reopen it. You should now get the connection manager popping up, click on Add.

And enter the network name of the Pi or it's IP address along with the username and password you added earlier.

You should now see the console where you can control your torrent client

There you go, you now have a nice low powered download computer.