transmission-web settings do not work

Laszlo Nagy gandalf at
Fri Nov 20 09:10:11 UTC 2009

Basic system, installed these packages:  transmission-daemon és 

Here is rc.conf:

transmission_flags=" -a "

Other settings are the defaults. Then I do this:

vm01# mkdir -p /download
vm01# chown -R transmission:transmission /download
vm01# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/transmission start
Starting transmission.
vm01# ps axww | grep transm
8963  ??  SsJ    0:00.00 /usr/local/bin/transmission-daemon -g 
/usr/local/etc/transmission/home -a -w /download

My problem: cannot use web UI from outside. Here is the error I get:

> Unauthorized IP Address.
> Either disable the IP address whitelist or add your address to it.
> If you're editing settings.json, see the 'rpc-whitelist' and 
> 'rpc-whitelist-enabled' entries.
> If you're still using ACLs, use a whitelist instead. See the 
> transmission-daemon manpage for details.

However, it is useless to change "rpc-whitelist-enable" to "false" in 
the ~transmission/settings.json file. I can even delete it. It doesn't 
matter. Anytime I start transmission-daemon, it ignores all the 
settings. Then, if I stop it, it dumps out the default settings again to 
régi settings.json-t.

When starting up transmission-daemon, it doesn't tell anything about not 
found config file, cannot read or parse it etc.

What did I wrong?

System info:

vm01# uname -a
FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE #2: Wed 
Nov 18 08:50:04 CET 2009     
gandalf at  amd64
vm01# pkg_info | grep trans
transmission-daemon-1.75 A fast and lightweight daemon BitTorrent client
transmission-web-1.75 A fast and lightweight WebUI for Transmission 
BitTorrent cl



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