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Short Description
The lightweight version of Transmission BT.
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Based on dperson/transmission


Transmission docker container

What is Transmission?

Transmission is a BitTorrent client which features a simple interface on top of
a cross-platform back-end.

How to use this image

This Transmission container was built to automatically download a level1 host
filter (can be used with dperson/openvpn).

sudo docker run -it --cap-add=NET_ADMIN --device /dev/net/tun --name vpn \
            --dns --dns --restart=always \
            -d dperson/openvpn-client ||
sudo docker run -it --name bit --net=container:vpn \
            -d beshkenadze/transmission-lightweight
sudo docker run -it --name web -p 80:80 -p 443:443 --link vpn:bit \
            -d dperson/nginx -w "http://bit:9091/transmission;/transmission"

NOTE: The default username/password are admin/admin. See TRUSER and
TRGROUP below, for how to change them.

Hosting a Transmission instance

sudo docker run -it --name transmission -p 9091:9091 -d beshkenadze/transmission-lightweight

OR set local storage:

sudo docker run -it --name transmission -p 9091:9091 \
            -v /path/to/directory:/home/transmission \
            -d beshkenadze/transmission-lightweight

NOTE: The configuration is in /home/transmission/info, downloads
are in /home/transmission/downloads, and partial downloads are in


sudo docker run -it --rm beshkenadze/transmission-lightweight -h

Usage: [-opt] [command]
Options (fields in '[]' are optional, '<>' are required):
    -h          This help
    -n          No auth config; don't configure authentication at runtime
    -t ""       Configure timezone
                possible arg: "[timezone]" - zoneinfo timezone for container

The 'command' (if provided and valid) will be run instead of transmission

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES (only available with docker run)

  • TRUSER - Set the username for transmission auth (default 'admin')
  • TRPASSWD - Set the password for transmission auth (default 'admin')
  • TZ - As above, configure the zoneinfo timezone, IE EST5EDT
  • USERID - Set the UID for the app user
  • GROUPID - Set the GID for the app user

Other environment variables beginning with TR_ will edit the configuration
file accordingly:

  • TR_MAX_PEERS_GLOBAL=400 will translate to "max-peers-global": 400,


Any of the commands can be run at creation with docker run or later with
docker exec -it (as of version 1.3 of docker).

Setting the Timezone

sudo docker run -it --name transmission -d beshkenadze/transmission-lightweight -t EST5EDT

OR using environment variables

sudo docker run -it --name transmission -e TZ=EST5EDT \
            -d beshkenadze/transmission-lightweight

Will get you the same settings as

sudo docker run -it --name transmission -p 9091:9091 -d beshkenadze/transmission-lightweight
sudo docker exec -it transmission -t EST5EDT \
            ls -AlF /etc/localtime
sudo docker restart transmission

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