Install Squid and torrent program - Deluge on Raspberry PI2

@Vasil Vasilev 1816 days ago



in nowadays we are speaking more and more about computers, saving money, performance and so on.. There are few computers that you can buy for 50/60 EU, and you can do everything with them. One example is Raspberry PI. Here is a link to the website:


Here i will write down how you can use this small computer for proxy and you can download torrents trough it.

1. install the operating system

there is a full documentation how to install the operating system. I choose Raspian jessie.

You have to download the torrent, to write the image to SD card and to start it:

It is better to update the os:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

2. install proxy server - squid

sudo apt - get install squid #install proxy
sudo cat squid.conf.origin | egrep -v -e "^[[:blank:]]*#|^$" > squid.conf #remove comments in the config
acl LocalNetwork src #add your network to access list
http_access allow LocalNetwork  #allow access for this network
sudo /etc/init.d/squid reload #reload configuration

You can configure and authentication, in order to secure the access to the proxy.
configuration for basic auth:

auth_param basic program /usr/lib/squid3/basic_ncsa_auth /etc/squid3/passwords
auth_param basic realm proxy
acl authenticated proxy_auth REQUIRED
http_access allow authenticated
http_port 3128 # or whatever you like

Setting up the user:

sudo htpasswd -c /etc/squid3/passwords realm_you_like username_you_like

restart proxy server:

sudo service squid3 restart

You can try to connect to the server and check the logs if everything is fine.

3. install torrent client - Deluge

We are going to install 3 components of Deluge: the daemon, web client and console client.
sudo apt-get install deluged deluge-web deluge-console  

There will be a lot of dependencies to install, let it do its thing.
And we are done!
Lets start up the Deluge daemon and the web ui.

Open up your web browser and point it to http://server_with_raspberry:8112. 
The deluge web client should open up!