Ugh… Why the paranoia, Transmission!?

Just wasted an hour because of the janky configuration setup for an otherwise great BitTorrent daemon, Transmission. Basically, the default configuration for Transmission that ships with Debian has RPC authentication turned on in two places. Finally discovered this by reading the README in /etc/transmission-daemon (*blush*). This pointed me to Message #24 of bug 539936 which explained things nicely. Solution summary:

  1. Stop transmission-daemon
  2. Turn off RPC authentication in
  3. Turn off –auth parameter in
  4. Restart transmission-daemon


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