Torrent downloads on Seagate GoFlex Home NAS
November 28, 2011 35 Comments
Seagate GoFlex Home NAS has torrent client called Transmission inbuilt but not enabled by default. It is very convenient to have torrent client running on NAS so that we need not have laptop powered on the whole night to do larger downloads.
Steps to unlock Transmission:
– SSH into the NAS. Use a terminal on Mac OS X or Linux. If you are on Windows you can use putty.
$ ssh [username]_hipserv2_seagateplug_[XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX]@[NAS_IP_Address]
[username] – User account on the Seagate GoFlex Home NAS
[XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX] – Product key. You can get it from “About GoFlex Home” on the main application
[NAS_IP_Address] – IP address of the Seagate GoFlex Home NAS
– After logged in gain root access.
$ sudo -E -s
– Edit the features.conf file to enable transmission client. Change “supportstransmission=0” to “supportstransmission=1”. Save the file and exit.
$ vi /etc/features.conf
– The transmsission client web interface can be accesses from the main application menu or go can type directly http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:9091 where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of the NAS.
Now you can do downloads directly onto the NAS. The downloads by default will be available on GoFlex Home Public -> Torrent Downloads folder.