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qBittorrent

What is it?

qBittorrent is a bittorrent client programmed in C++ / Qt that uses libtorrent (sometimes called libtorrent-rasterbar) by Arvid Norberg.

It aims to be a good alternative to all other bittorrent clients out there. qBittorrent is fast, stable and provides unicode support as well as many features.

Details
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1. Installation

sb install qbittorrent

2. URL

  • To access qBittorrent, visit https://qbittorrent._yourdomain.com_

3. Setup

  • Access qbittorrent at https://qbittorrent._yourdomain.com_

      username: `admin`
      password: `adminadmin`.
    

  • First go to Options -> Web UI and set a new username and a strong password.

    Authentication Section Screenshot

  • Under Options -> Connection, set the port to 56881.

    Port Section Screenshot

  • Under Options -> Downloads, set the following;

    • Save files to location: /mnt/unionfs/downloads/torrents/qbittorrent/completed/

    • Keep incomplete torrents in: /mnt/unionfs/downloads/torrents/qbittorrent/incoming/

    • Copy .torrent files to: /mnt/unionfs/downloads/torrents/qbittorrent/torrents/

    • Copy .torrent files for finished downloads to: /mnt/unionfs/downloads/torrents/qbittorrent/torrents/

    • Additionally you can set monitored folder to: /mnt/unionfs/downloads/torrents/qbittorrent/watched/

    • tick Run external program on torrent completion and paste this into the box: /usr/bin/unrar x -r "%F/." "%F/"

    Hard Disk Section Screenshot

Warning

Make sure to choose a strong username/password combination because by default qBittorrent's Web API is completely exposed to the internet!
If someone guesses your qBit's credentials, they can, among other things, steal your tracker passkeys and delete torrents (data included).

If you don't need the Web API exposed, you can do so using the inventory system with

 qbittorrent_traefik_api_enabled: false
and by rerunning the qbittorrent tag.

Note

if you're using private trackers be sure to go to Options -> BittTorrent and uncheck everything in Privacy section.