How to install Transmission BitTorrent client on FreeBSD

Transmission is a fast, easy and free BitTorrent client.

This manual is for Transmission 2.00 and higher. Our plan is running it as a daemon with a web interface.

Install required ports:

Login to unpriv account and start transmission-daemon.

Now transmission created the default configuration kill it.

Edit the configuration to your needs:

You can view an example config here:

Create download directories

Restart the daemon:


Have fun downloading! 😛

Optional and OLD scripts:
Dynamic Speed Script
Change maximum speeds on time period:

Create speed-change script:

Easy commands
You can use this to easily enter transmission-daemon commands without having to enter your username and password every time.

I hope this is useful for the ones who like to work with Torrents and share easy without leaving on your desktop PC if you have a server available.