Torrent client on NSA-310

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andrewmr
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Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by andrewmr » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:39 pm

Just got my ZyXEL NSA-310 this morning and having fun setting it up.

Does anyone know which torrent client is installed on the NAS? It seems to be rejected by a few of the sites that I frequent, but obviously works just fine for public trackers and a few other private sites.

Cheers

andrewmr
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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by andrewmr » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:13 pm

And actually, the torrent client gets very poor speeds - even on highly seeded torrents which work fine on my laptop. Any advice?

mattdiamond
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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by mattdiamond » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:14 pm

I switched off the builtin one and replaced it with transmission 2.42 running on ffpstick/funplug

andrewmr
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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by andrewmr » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:31 pm

Oh, excellent. I think I'll do that.

I didn't see that version of Transmission for FFP stick. Where did you find it to install? Compiled the standard one from source?

BTW, do you find the hard-drive light is constantly on? It seems to be re-indexing or something.

mattdiamond
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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by mattdiamond » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:14 pm

the transmission package i found in another forum. Search google for DNS-323/321 Discussion
» [REL] Transmission 1.3
- it will be the first hit and there the first thread. Read on there.

sew
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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by sew » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:49 pm

@mattdiamond: I tried installing Transmission on my NSA310 following steps in: http://forum.dsmg600.info/viewtopic.php?id=2719 (as you suggested). But no luck.

I'm a newbie here, so would really appreciate a brief step-by-step guide how to handle this.

I'm running FFP 0.7/oarm (I think)

Mijzelf
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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by Mijzelf » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:00 pm

There seems to be a problem with uClibc in FFP 0.7/oarm, at the moment. Maybe you'd better use FFP 0.5 for transmission.
Recreate your FFPStick, (delete the 2nd partition, put the files from the zipfile again on the stick), and edit after_booting.sh before putting the stick into the NAS.
Edit the line FFPVERSION=auto to FFPVERSION=0.5
Make sure you use an editor which understands Linux line endings. When on Windows you can use PsPad.

sew
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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by sew » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:30 pm

Thanks Mijzelf! - It worked.

However, I'm now struggling to configure Transmission 2.42 (it's saving downloads in root's folder).
Following commands:

$ su nobody -c "transmission-daemon -f -g /mnt/HD_a2/.transmission-daemon -w /mnt/HD_a2/Downloads -t -u <username> -v <password> -a 127.0.0.1,192.168.*.*"

don't work...

Any suggestions here?
Thanks!

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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by Mijzelf » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:25 am

Yes, several.

Does nobody has rights to read/write the directories? Try

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chmod a+w /mnt/HD_a2/.transmission-daemon
chmod a+w /mnt/HD_a2/Downloads
Do the directories exist?

I've found once that this construction (su nobody -c ....) doesn't work when nobody doesn't have a shell. It should, but it didn't on my box.
Have a look in /ffp/etc/passwd, and change the shell for nobody from /bin/false to /ffp/bin/sh.

sew
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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by sew » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:23 pm

All is fine now. My mistake.
When calling transmission directly, I omitted '-g' parameter, which must be included to point transmission to my new config dir.

techenthusiast
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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by techenthusiast » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:34 am

Mijzelf wrote:Yes, several.

Does nobody has rights to read/write the directories? Try

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chmod a+w /mnt/HD_a2/.transmission-daemon
chmod a+w /mnt/HD_a2/Downloads
Do the directories exist?

I've found once that this construction (su nobody -c ....) doesn't work when nobody doesn't have a shell. It should, but it didn't on my box.
Have a look in /ffp/etc/passwd, and change the shell for nobody from /bin/false to /ffp/bin/sh.
I seems to get an error saying /mnt/HD_a2/ do not exist. Any ideas do i have to create them?

Dachtus
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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by Dachtus » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:49 pm

Unfortunately i can not start Transmission on my NSA310...
I followed exactly your instructions (thank you for all the support), all are seem to be fine but when i am trying to start the client i can not see anything on my web explorer link to the client...
Have you got any idea how to fix this?
I am very disappointed with the default torrent client of the NSA and i am very pissed off of the machine... :(

sew
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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by sew » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:15 pm

@Dachtus: Have you included port number (9091) in address when launching Transmission Web? Also, have you added your computer to Transmission whitelist?

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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by Dachtus » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:20 pm

sew wrote:@Dachtus: Have you included port number (9091) in address when launching Transmission Web? Also, have you added your computer to Transmission whitelist?
About the port, yes...
About the whitelist, not...
What shall i do with that?


P.S. Thanks for your instant reply!

sew
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Re: Torrent client on NSA-310

Post by sew » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:42 pm

Just edit on line in settings.json - it should look like this:

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"rpc-whitelist-enabled": false,
It will allow you access Transmission from any machine.

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