Proxmox – Install Deluge BitTorrent client


This setup guide will show you setup Deluge to run on a Proxmox container, and then setup access via the Deluge Web GUI and Deluge Torrent Client.

Deluge is a lightweight, Free Software, cross-platform BitTorrent client. Find more on Deluge website.

Create a virtual server

See the tutorial :  Proxmox – Create a Debian virtual server with OpenVZ with :
vi id : 210
ip address :

Disk size : 100 GB

Install Deluge

Add user

It is recommended to create an user dedicated to the application.

[ve-210] # adduser deluge

Install package

Connect on proxmox host :

[ve-210] # apt-get install deluged deluge-webui

Run Deluge

First run

[ve-210] # deluged
[ve-210] # pkill deluged

Create the config file and

[ve-210] # wget
[ve-210] # mv 2191 /etc/init.d/deluge
[ve-210] # cd /etc/init.d
[ve-210] # chmod 755 deluge

Change username and port

[ve-210] # nano /etc/init.d/deluge

Set “deluge” for user. For a better security, it is also recommended to change the default port 8112, we will use 8192.

USER=deluge #Set Username here.
PORT=8192 #Set port number for web interface (default 8112)

Run as deamon

[ve-210] # update-rc.d deluge defaults
[ve-210] # service deluge start

Firewall authorisation

Connect on Proxmox host and add the following firewall rule. On our example <port> is 8192, and <vz ip> is

[host] # iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i vmbr0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport <port> -j DNAT --to-destination <vz ip>:<port>
example: # iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i vmbr0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 8192 -j DNAT --to-destination

Access to web client

Finaly, you can access to the web ui and start your downloads

Login via browser: http://<host>:8192

Default Password is “deluge”

Preferences > Interface

Set a new password and click on change

Preferences > Daemon

Tick “Allow Remote Connections”

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