A collection of articles and tutorials for and by Whatbox users. Any user with an active slot is free to create and edit articles as they wish.

New to Whatbox

Getting Help

  • FAQ - Read a collection of frequently asked questions
  • Support - Make a ticket to our support staff
  • IRC - Talk to other users and staff in our chatroom
  • Skynet - How to use our IRC bot

Getting Started


  • BitTorrent Clients - An overview of the available clients
  • rTorrent - The default client on our slots, text-based, but is extended with GUI's
  • rutorrent - A web front-end for our default client rTorrent.
  • Deluge - A full-featured client with frontends for Linux, Mac and Windows
    • Deluge Console - Documentation on the command line utility for Deluge
  • Transmission - A solid client with native Mac, Qt, Web and terminal interfaces
  • Transdroid - An open-source application for managing torrents from Android devices
  • TorrentToise - An application for managing torrents from an Android device (tablet/phone UI)
  • Creating Torrents with ruTorrent and mktorrent
  • Browser Plug-ins for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox


SSH - Secure Shell

  • SSH - Connect to your slot via SSH
  • Bash Shell Commands - Basic bash commands, for the default shell in SSH
  • screen - A powerful terminal multiplexer that lets you run commands even when not connected
  • SSH Tunneling - Tunnel your Internet connection through SSH

Installed Programs and Scripts

  • List of Software - Version numbers of software installed on your Whatbox server
  • cron - A time-based job scheduler
  • irssi - A text-based IRC client
  • Archives - Handling zip, rar, tar, and 7z archives
  • xseed - A script for modifying torrents for cross-seeding
  • rsync - A powerful file sychronization tool
  • flac2mp3 - Transcode FLAC media files to MP3
  • OpenVPN - Connect to our VPN for secure browsing through your slot

Other Programs and Scripts

  • Installing Software - The general rules and steps for adding software to your slot
  • Autodl-irssi - A torrent auto downloader using irssi
  • plowshare - An uploader/downloader for Hoster or Direct Download sites
  • pyLoad - A download manager for 'Hoster' websites, video sites, and HTTP/FTP links.
  • FlexGet - A multipurpose automation tool for RSS torrent downloading
  • SABnzbd - A Usenet newsreader and downloader
  • Sickbeard - Open source video manager for newsgroups with limited torrent support
  • CouchPotato - Open source video manager for newsgroups and torrents with torrent client support
  • ZNC - An IRC bouncer
  • gmusicapi - An unofficial Python API for Google Music
  • Bittorrent Sync - Bittorrent, Inc's secure, distributed sync app
  • Murmur - The Mumble server
  • CherryMusic - A Python music streaming server.
  • Midnight Commander - A feature rich text mode filemanager and a clone of Norton Commander
  • NCurses Disk Usage - A curses-based version of the well-known 'du', and provides a fast way to see what directories are using your disk space.
  • Node.js - Built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications.
  • gsutil - gsutil is a tool written in Python that lets you access the Google Storage cloud from the command line.

Sharing Your Slot with Others

  • Dropbox - Use Dropbox with your slot
  • ownCloud - a cloud server similar to DropBox or Google Drive
  • Nginx - Set up your own nginx web server to host websites
  • ProFTPD - Set up your own FTP server with custom username and passwords


Users with active slots are able to contribute to the wiki by clicking the New or Edit links in the top right of any article. If you do not have an active slot but would like write access to the wiki, please open a support ticket.