If you’re using transmission’s web interface to manage your torrent downloads, and you are doing this remotely (from outside your LAN), you might want to add some privacy.
As previously posted there are ways to use magnet links with transmission’s web interface. This webinterface works well when you are on your local network aka LAN and don’t have to fear prying eyes.
The moment you’re using the transdroid android app or your laptop in a coffee shop the commands and responses of your transmission daemon at home can be read by anyone.
Luckily the transdroid android app offers an SSL option. All you have to do is configure a proxy on your transmission daemon machine.
Here is how:
Install nginx (a lightweight http/https server):
apt-get install nginx
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