OpenVPN and Transmission with WebUI

Docker container running Transmission torrent client with WebUI over an OpenVPN tunnel

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Quick Start

This container contains OpenVPN and Transmission with a configuration where Transmission is running only when OpenVPN has an active tunnel. It bundles configuration files for many popular VPN providers to make the setup easier.

You need to specify your provider and credentials with environment variables, as well as mounting volumes where the data should be stored. An example run command to get you going is provided below.

It also bundles an installation of Tinyproxy to also be able to proxy web traffic over your VPN, as well as scripts for opening a port for Transmission if you are using PIA or Perfect Privacy providers.

$ docker run --cap-add=NET_ADMIN -d \
              -v /your/storage/path/:/data \
              -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \
              -e CREATE_TUN_DEVICE=true \
              -e OPENVPN_PROVIDER=PIA \
              -e OPENVPN_CONFIG=CA\ Toronto \
              -e OPENVPN_USERNAME=user \
              -e OPENVPN_PASSWORD=pass \
              -e WEBPROXY_ENABLED=false \
              -e LOCAL_NETWORK= \
              --log-driver json-file \
              --log-opt max-size=10m \
              -p 9091:9091 \

Please help out (about:maintenance)

This image was created for my own use, but sharing is caring, so it had to be open source. It has now gotten quite popular, and that's great! But keeping it up to date, providing support, fixes and new features takes a lot of time.

I'm therefore kindly asking you to donate if you feel like you're getting a good tool and you're able to spare some dollars to keep it functioning as it should. There's a couple of ways to do it:

Become a patron, supporting the project with a small monthly amount.

Donate with Patreon

Make a one time donation through PayPal.

Donate with PayPal

Or use this referral code to DigitalOcean and get 25$ in credits, if you're interested in a cloud setup.

Credits on DigitalOcean

You can also help out by submitting pull-requests or helping others with open issues or in the gitter chat. A big thanks to everyone who has contributed so far! And if you could be interested in joining as collaborator, let me know.