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Page index
  1. Overview
  2. Installing on Ubuntu
  3. Installing on OS X
  4. Configuration
    1. Stand-alone configuration
    2. Lobber web app configuration
    3. OS X specific configuration

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Overview

A lobber storage node is essentially a standard BitTorrent client with a very thin layer used to receive notification about new and modified torrents. A lobber storage node is provided as a twisted plugin and is installed from the python package index. Currently the twisted plugin works with transmission - a popular, cross-platform BitTorrent client. Other BT clients may be supported in the future. Anchorinstallinstall

Installing

The examples below assume a debian/ubuntu and OS X environment. If you're running another unix-like or windows OS your milage may vary. Our goal is for lobber to run on a multitude of environments and operating systems. Please provide us with patches!

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Installing on Ubuntu

Install Transmission

We recommend installing transmission 2.03 or later. If you are using Ubuntu 10.04 you may have to install transmission from a PPA:

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At this point you should have a transmission daemon running after each reboot. Use the /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon tool to stop/start the service in the normal way. Anchorinstallstoragenodeinstallstoragenode

Install lobber-storagenode

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pip install stompservice transmissionrpc feedparser

Get Download the tar archive lobber-storagenode-2.tar.gz or get the storage node from git.nordu.net:

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Install the storagenode:

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(for tar archive) tar xvzf lobber-storagenode-2-tar.gz
cd lobber-storagenode
python setup.py install

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Installing on OS X

Install Transmission

Install Transmission for OS X and enable "Remote Access" in Preferences. We recommend installing transmission 2.03 or later.

Install lobber-storagenode

Download the tar archive lobber-storagenode-2.tar.gz or get the storage node from git.nordu.net:

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git clone git://git.nordu.net/lobber-storagenode.git

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Configuration

At this point twistd should have a new plugin registered. Verify this by running twistd --help and look for lobberstoragenode in the list of commands. If you see this then you're installation should be ok.

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$ twistd lobberstoragenode --help
Usage: twistd [options] lobberstoragenode [options]
Options:
  -n, --standardNotifications      Add standard notificiation destinations
  -R, --register                   Register new torrents with lobber
  -a, --announceUrl=               Announce URL (tracker) to use for new
                                   torrents
  -A, --acl=                       Access Control List to apply to new torrents
  -b, --dropbox=                   A directory to watch for new content
  -d, --torrentDir=                The directory where to store torrents
                                   [default: torrents]
  -D, --transmissionDownloadsDir=  The downloads directory for transmission
                                   [default:
                                   /var/lib/transmission-daemon/downloads]
  -h, --lobberHost=                The host running both STOMP and https for
                                   lobber
  -k, --lobberKey=                 The Lobber application key to use
  -p, --trackerProxyTrackerUrl=    Enable tracker proxying for given https
                                   tracker (HOST[:PORT])
  -P, --trackerProxyListenOn=      Adress to bind the tracker proxy to [default:
                                   localhost:8080]
  -r, --removeLimit=               Remove torrent and data when this many other
                                   storage-nodes have the data (0=never remove)
                                   [default: 0]
  -S, --stompUrl=                  The STOMP protocol URL to use for
                                   notifications
  -T, --transmissionRpc=           The RPC URL for transmission
      --version                    
      --help                       Display this help and exit.

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Stand-alone storage node

First you will have to create a key with the right entitlements to be able to access the torrents you are interested in. You do this in the Lobber web app under Application Keys.

Find the script lobberstoragenode configuration file config in the directory scripts in lobber-storagenode/etc/lobberstoragenode/.

You need to change the following options:

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L_MODE="standalone"

L_KEY="[KEY]"
L_HOST="tracker.someserver.net"

L_TRACKERPROXYURL="https://tracker.someserver.net:443/tracker/uannounce"
L_TRACKERPROXYLISTEN="localhost:8080"
L_URLS="https://tracker.someserver.net/torrent/all.json ... ..."

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Location

What it gets you

https://lobber.example.org/torrents/all.rss

All torrents readable by the current user (or key)

https://lobber.example.org/torrents/tag/foo.rss

All torrents tagged with 'foo'

Copy the script to the start up script folder and change permissions on it.Start the storage node:

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cp lobberstoragenode
/etc/init.d/lobberstoragenode chmod 755 /etc/init.d/lobberstoragenode

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start

To make the storagenode start automatically start on reboot run:

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/etc/initupdate-rc.d/ lobberstoragenode standalone startdefaults

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Storage node for Lobber web application

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usermod -G debian-transmission www-data

Find the script lobberstoragenode configuration file config in the directory scripts in lobber-storagenode/etc/lobberstoragenode/.

You need to change the following options:

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L_MODE="webapp"

L_KEY="[KEY]"
L_HOST="localhost"
L_DROPBOXDIR="/path/to/lobber/dropbox"

The L_KEY is the lobber application key you obtain from lobber. The L_HOST should be 'beta.lobber.se' in order to use the Lobber Beta site and L_DROPBOXDIR is the path to a directory in your filesystem file system that will act as a dropbox. Any file or directory placed here will be uploaded to lobber and then removed.Copy the script to the start up script folder and change permissions on it

.Start the storage node:

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cp
lobberstoragenode /etc/init.d/lobberstoragenode chmod 755 /etc/init.d/lobberstoragenode

Start the storage node:

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/etc/init.d/lobberstoragenode webapp startstart

To make the storagenode start automatically start on reboot run:

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update-rc.d lobberstoragenode defaults

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OS X specific configuration

These are the changes that are needed to make the storage node work with the OS X version of Transmission.

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L_TORRENTDIR="/Users/[username]/Downloads"
L_TRANSMISSIONDLDIR="/Users/[username]/Downloads"
L_TRANSMISSIONRPC="http://localhost:9091"
L_USER="[username]"
L_GROUP_PERM="staff"