How to install uTorrent in Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.04

This article will demonstrate on how to install uTorrent in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Ubuntu 17.04. Installation procedure for both is same. In fact, uTorrent released this version for Ubuntu 13.04, but no updates released for later versions of Ubuntu. We can install the same package in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.04.

You need to go to the official download page to download the uTorrent server package for Ubuntu 13.04. Same can also be accomplished via terminal.

Open the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T), and enter the command

For 64bit systems

wget http://download.ap.bittorrent.com/track/beta/endpoint/utserver/os/linux-x64-ubuntu-13-04 -O utserver.tar.gz

For 32bit systems

wget http://download.ap.bittorrent.com/track/beta/endpoint/utserver/os/linux-i386-ubuntu-13-04 -O utserver.tar.gz

After downloading, we will extract the package and change the working directory where uTorrent server will be stored. Run the following command to extract the tar.gz files from the tar.gz archive to /opt.

sudo tar xvf utserver.tar.gz -C /opt/

Download and install necessary dependencies

sudo apt install libssl1.0.0 libssl-dev

Then create a symbolic link.

sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Use the following command to start the uTorrent server. By default, the uTorrent server listens on 0.0.0.0:8080. So, if there is another service that also listens on port 80, you should temporarily stop this service. UTorrent will also use port 10,000 and 6881.

utserver -settingspath / opt / utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3 / &

Now open your browser (no matter if it’s Firefox or Google Chrome), and type in the address bar

your-server-ip:8080/gui

If you have installed uTorrent on your local computer, replace your ip server with localhost.

localhost:8080/gui

Please note that / gui is required in the URL, otherwise, you will encounter an invalid query error.

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When prompted for a user name and password, type admin in the user name field, and leave the password blank.

When starting the web client, change the interface language, to the one that will be convenient for you, by clicking on the gear icon.

It is highly advised to change the login and password credentials by clicking on the Web interface tab, where you can change both the user name and the password, which will be more secure than using admin as the user name.

After all the procedures, you can safely download torrents, and you will no longer need third-party applications.

Imran Yousaf

I am Imran Yousaf, a computer geek, founder of the site Smashinglab.com. I am a die hard fond of open-source software and Linux operating system. In addition to Linux, I am interested in everything related to information technology and modern science.

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