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Control Azureus Remotely

Control Azureus Remotely

Azureus, the BitTorrent Client that keeps on giving, has an often overlooked feature called Swing Web Interface that makes it possible to keep an eye on your downloading torrents while your at work, school or even at a hotel. All you need is a internet connection.

For those guys, or gals, who want to check up on, throttle, or simply add or remove torrents from Azureus, this is the handy-dandy real deal thrill for you.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Installation

The first step is, of course, downloading and installing the Swing Web Interface plugin by using Azureus’s installation wizard as shown below.

Select “By list from sourceforge.net” and click the “next” button.

Scroll down the list and choose “Swing Web Interface” from the installable plugin list, followed by a repeated click on the “next” tab.

Depending on who uses the PC involved, make a choice of which users to install plugin usage for.

Click “install” and wait for it to work its course.

Then select “close” to finish up with the installation wizard.

Configuration

To open the plugin and begin configuration, scroll down the Plugins tab and select “Swing Web Interface.”

Then click on the little “Config” tab there on the top right-hand part of Azureus.

The first item to configure is the port you want to use to access Azureus. Now, this is probably the trickiest part, at least for those whose PC’s internet connection is behind a router, as you must ensure that whichever port you to decide to use you must be sure to properly forward it. A guide on how to do this, Port Forwarding, can be found here at Zeropaid.com. For the example here I went with the default port, 6883, to keep it simple, but you may choose any port you wish.

For the “protocol” select “http” unless you are advanced enough to use the “https” encryption method. We’ll keep it basic and use “http.”

For the “Home page,” leave as is. This makes it so that the page you will view first when remotely connecting to Azureus will be the main index page that one normally sees when normally starting Azureus at home.

For the “Root directory” enter the location where you save your torrent downloads to.

If you are unsure of the precise address or location of where you are saving your torrent downloads to, first select “Options” from the “Tools” tab as shown below.

Scrolling down to “Files” from the list of options, to the right you will notice what your default “data directory” is, the place where you are saving your downloads to. This location is what you will use for the “Root directory” as mentioned above.

Moving along, for “Root resource” enter the location of where the Azureus data folder can be found on your PC. It is usually found where pictured below, “C:Program FilesAzureus,” but for those with multiple hard drives or OSs, the location may vary.

The “Mode” setup is the next function to make a decision for. Select “full” to be able to access all of Azureus’s functions remotely, or “view” if you want to simply be able to do that.

For access IPs you can make a range of choices, it all depends on how you intend to remotely access the PC running Azureus. If you will be accessing it from a remote location, i.e. work or school, I suggest choosing “all,” as it will allow you to use PC’s of varying IP addresses. Instead of having to use the same PC each time from that remote location you will be able to of course select from any that are available. Now if you are sure that you will be using the same PC each time, say a workstation PC in your cubicle, then that single IP address would be the choice for you. You may decide upon a range of IP addresses as well. If you will simply be accessing a PC on a local network then enter “local” as your selection.

A “User name” and “Password” is a must. Be sure to remember them so that you will be able to enter them correctly when trying to remotely access Azureus. Otherwise you might ending pounding the keyboard in frustration and have to wait until you get home to see what they are again.

Alright, now save these changes by clicking on the “Save” tab at the bottom left-hand size of the page.

To make all these choices and selections take effect we must restart Azureus.

Checking the Setup

Then we will ensure that everything is working okay and the we have properly set up and configured the Swing Web Interface. Start by selecting the plugin from the “Plugins” tab.

Looking at the status and log entries everything appears to be fine. It is both “Running” as well has all the proper port, root, and IP adresseses we desired.

Now, in order to check the configuration for the purposes of this guide, I first used a PC at my local library to make sure that all was “A-OK,” which it was. For the purpose of obtaining a screenshot, I used a PC on my local network to obtain the picture below, which is what one should in their browser when remotely connecting successfully.

Moreover, I found the Swing Web Interface plugin to pretty cool. As I download items pretty consistently, to be able to check on their status and throttle them when I’m away from home would definitely be convenient. If you find yourself of like mind and also have a penchant for downloading, having the option of remotely accessing Azureus is a must have.

Jared Moya
I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates. Twitter | Google Plus
axlman
axlman

Nice post Soulxtc

shawners
shawners

This is nice this makes BIT TORRENT LIKE audiogalaxy is so many ways. TOO bad my job doesnt have a PC.. RUral carrier. But for people on the go leave your az client running and make sure you have enough hard drive space so you dont crash the pc.

soulxtc
soulxtc

Doh! Audiogalaxy so old school.....I miss that sucker. From the selections to the way it remembered what you downloaded to the "peaceful" blue background it rocked. A guy I know cough cough got a lot of good stuff from that sucker.

shawners
shawners

Its alot like now days with private torrent sites. Forum and a community to be under and with people filling request like in the day of audiogalaxy. Its all good.

soulxtc
soulxtc

Yah its hard to beat OINk when it come to tunes not to mention the BT DL speeds.........but it was like the first place and time I really downloaded tunes aside from Kazaa (yuck) so in many ways Audiogalaxy was my "first time" really. And just like my "first time" it came and went way too quick..............ha ha...:P

soulxtc
soulxtc

Thanx for the additional work beardedwonder..............NOTE TO SELF: Guide on WEbUI........ :P

black_magiic
black_magiic

does any animal such as this exist for uTorrent?

exhuman
exhuman

Request for help.I went thru the whole guide successfully up thru seeing this on my log:Initialisation: port = 6883 protocol = HTTP root = C:Documents and SettingsAllanMy DocumentsEastEnders acceptable IP range = allBut when I go to http://127.0.0.1:6883/ in my firefox browser i just get a blank page.Any ideas? I have Azureus running. And it's currently doing a download. I thought I'd see it in the browser.Thanks a bunch.

zpfurgy
zpfurgy

I know this is a very old thread but I had the same problem as exhuman. The issue is easy to fix. I'm running Azureus v3.0.2.2 and in that version the swing web files (the place you should setup as your root directory) are located at C:Program FilesAzureuspluginswebui. Changed that setting and reset Azureus and everything worked like a champ. Thanks for the posting this is just what I was looking for.

zpfurgy
zpfurgy

Hmmm.. the backslashes weren't included. How about C:Program FilesAzureuspluginswebui. Hopefully that's better.



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